ICC World Twenty20, 2021

India vs Namibia - Super 12 - Match 42

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 08 November 2021

India 136/1

RR: 8.87 | India beat Namibia by 9 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
KL Rahul not out not out 543642
Rohit Sharma c Zane Green & b Jan Frylinckc Zane Green & b Jan Frylinck563772
Suryakumar Yadav not out not out 251940
Virat Kohli
Rishabh Pant
Hardik Pandya
Ravindra Jadeja
Ravichandran Ashwin
Jasprit Bumrah
Mohammed Shami
Rahul Chahar
Extras 1 (b 0, lb 1, w 0, nb 0)
Total 136 (1 Wkts, 15.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
86-1 (Rohit Sharma,9.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Ruben Trumpelmann3 0 26 0 8.67
David Wiese2 0 18 0 9.00
Bernard Scholtz1 0 11 0 11.00
JJ Smit2 0 17 0 8.50
Jan Frylinck2 0 19 1 9.50
Nicol Loftie-Eaton4 0 31 0 7.75
Michael Van Lingen1.2 0 13 0 10.83
Stephan Baard0 0 0 0 0
Gerhard Erasmus 0 0 0 0 0
Zane Green 0 0 0 0 0
Craig Williams0 0 0 0 0

Right then, that is all we have from this match. It's the end of the Super 12 stage of the tournament which means it's time now for the semifinals. It will be England taking on New Zealand in the first semifinal on 10th of November in Abu Dhabi. That match will start at 6 pm local time (2 pm GMT). As you all know the build-up begins a little early. Do join us for the game. Till then, take care and goodbye!

Virat Kohli, the skipper of India, says that he is relieved first of all. Says that it was an honor to captain this squad. Adds that they have performed really well and enjoyed playing with each other. Mentions that positives were the way they played the last three games and were not brave enough in the first two games. He thanks the staff to keep this group together, it was more like an extended family for the whole group. Adds that even without being the captain he will give his 120% in the field. Adds that Yadav didn't get much game time so as a young player it was an idea to push him forward and let him go back home with a good memory.

Gerhard Erasmus, the Namibian skipper, is in for a chat. On being asked about the campaign, he says, they haven’t quite been able to sulk in what has been happening around them. They will go home and realise that they played at the biggest stage of all and it will only help the game grow back home. Adds, the team will take this experience in all and will look forward to grow on it. On being asked being qualified for the next T20 World Cup, he says, it has been a great journey and will hope some youngsters pick up the game after seeing what their home side has achieved.

Ravindra Jadeja wins the Man of the Match award for his exceptional spell with the ball. He says that as a bowler as the ball was dry. Says that sometimes it was turning. Adds that Ashwin has been brilliant with the ball. Mentions that Kohli has been wonderful with his captaincy, with his aggression and also the coaching staff. They have done a tremendous job and hopes in the future whoever comes in will continue with the same passion.

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Namibia ended on the losing side yet again but they will not feel like losers at all. For a team who has been absent from the biggest stage for almost two decades, Namibia put in a lot of heart and made it a tournament to remember for themselves and their fans. They got into the Super 12s and even ended up winning a match in this stage of the tournament. Today, they were outclassed in all aspects, first by the Indian bowlers and then by the opening pair of Sharma and Rahul. Jan Frylinck did vary his pace and ended up getting a wicket but the rest of the bowling was taken to the cleaners. They will look to build on this performance and make sure they qualify for future events like the T20 World Cup.

'All's well that ends well.' This phrase is somewhat apt for Virat Kohli, the coach Ravi Shastri and this Indian team. It was Virat Kohli's final match as T20I captain and was his 50th time captaining the national side in a T20I match. The spin-twins, Ashwin and Jadeja set the tone of the match nicely. Rohit Sharma did ride his luck early on in the innings but played some delightful shots in his quickfire knock of 56 runs from just 37 deliveries. Rahul played second fiddle but whenever he got a chance, played some exquisite shots himself and ended up bringing up his half-century as well. In the end, Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav saw the team through with plenty of time to spare, a truly commanding performance.

A commanding victory for India and Virat Kohli's men end his reign on a high and finish 3rd in their group. Two teams, with different reasons to smile tonight, as Namibia also end off a memorable campaign, albeit with a loss. They did not win today but getting to roll with the big boys sure is a big thing for them.

15.2
4
Michael Van Lingen to KL Rahul, FOUR! KL Rahul finishes things off in style. On a length, around off. Rahul stays inside the crease and punches it past mid off to bag a boundary. INDIA WIN THE GAME BY 9 WICKETS. 
15.1
0
Michael Van Lingen to Suryakumar Yadav, LEG BYE! A length ball, on the pads. Yadav misses his flick. The ball goes towards short fine leg off the pads. They collect a leg bye. Scores level now.

Michael Van Lingen is back on.

14.6
1
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar Yadav, Floated, full and on off. Yadav pushes it through covers for a single.
14.5
1
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to KL Rahul, Full and on off. Rahul eases it to long on for a single. This also brings up 50 for Rahul. Great knock by him.
14.4
2
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to KL Rahul, A couple now! Flatter and short, on off. Rahul goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple. 
14.3
1
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar Yadav, Full and outside off, Yadav leans in and pushes it to mid off for a single.
14.2
0
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar Yadav, On the pads, Yadav looks to flick it away but misses. The ball rolls out off the pads.
14.1
4
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Yadav in is a hurry to end things here. Full and outside off. Yadav stays back and slashes it through point. The ball goes through the gap and into the fence.
13.6
1
Ruben Trumpelmann to Suryakumar Yadav, In the air... Safe! Back of a length, around middle and off. Yadav hangs back and looks to pull it away but does not time it well. The ball takes the outside edge and goes towards deep square leg. The ball lands in the vacant region and the batters cross for a single.
13.5
4
Ruben Trumpelmann to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Pulled away! Second boundary of the over. A short ball, on off.. Yadav hoicks it through mid-wicket. The ball takes a couple of bounces and goes in the fence.
13.4
0
Ruben Trumpelmann to Suryakumar Yadav, Sharp bouncer, on top of leg. Yadav comes inside the line and sways away from the line of the delivery.
13.3
1
Ruben Trumpelmann to KL Rahul, A single now! Rahul moves to 47. A length ball, around the hips. Rahul flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
13.2
4
Ruben Trumpelmann to KL Rahul, FOUR! Nicely played. Full-length ball, on off. Rahul stands tall and lifts it over the bowler's head. The ball into the boundary at long off. Straight down the ground. 
13.1
1
Ruben Trumpelmann to Suryakumar Yadav, Full length, outside off. Yadav plays it inside out and lifts it over point for a single.

Ruben Trumpelmann (2-0-15-0) is back on. 

12.6
0
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to KL Rahul, A dot to end the over! Flighted, full, on off. Rahul pushes it to point. A good over by Nicol Loftie-Eaton.
12.5
1
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar Yadav, Floated, full, on off. Yadav eases it to long off for a single.
12.4
0
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar Yadav, Full and outside off. Yadav looks to sweep it again but misses. The ball sneaks under the blade.
12.3
0
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar Yadav, Loopy ball, full, on off. Yadav gets low and looks to sweep it away but misses. The ball takes the gloves and hits him on the side of the helmet.
12.2
4
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Lovely shot! Full, on off. Yadav comes across and scoops it over the keeper's head. The ball goes towards fine leg and into the boundary.
12.1
1
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to KL Rahul, Flatter, outside off. The ball turns away. Rahul stays back and punches it through point for a single.
11.6
0
Michael Van Lingen to Suryakumar Yadav, Fuller delivery, on off and this is pushed straight to covers. Just 28 runs needed now off 48 balls.
11.5
1
Michael Van Lingen to KL Rahul, Length again, just outside off. Rahul cuts it straight to backward point for one.
11.4
4
Michael Van Lingen to KL Rahul, FOUR! Wow! This is some shot from KL Rahul. On the hips and Rahul flicks it aerially using his wrists and the ball lands just in front of the square leg fence and goes over it in the end.
11.3
2
Michael Van Lingen to KL Rahul, Back of a length, around off. KL Rahul hangs back and punches it through covers. The fielder gives chase and cuts it off, keeping it to a couple. 100 is up for India.
11.2
1
Michael Van Lingen to Suryakumar Yadav, On middle and Yadav drives it on the up to long on for another single.

Michael Van Lingen is into the atack. 

11.1
1
Michael Van Lingen to KL Rahul, A length ball, on off and angling away. Rahul taps it through cover-point for one.
10.6
1
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to KL Rahul, A touch shorter, on middle. Rahul pulls it in front of square on the leg side for one.
10.5
1
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar Yadav, And again! This time Yadav lofts it a bit squarer and gets only a single as the sweeper cover cuts it off.
10.4
4
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Classy shot from Suryakumar Yadav. Flighted ball, around middle. Yadav makes a bit of room and lofts it inside-out, over extra cover and picks up a boundary.
10.3
2
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar Yadav, Short and very wide, Suryakumar Yadav goes after it and gets it past backward point. The ball looks to be running away into the fence but the fielder cuts it off and keeps it down to a brace.
10.2
0
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar Yadav, Nicely bowled! Slowed up, on middle and Yadav defends it back to the bowler.
10.1
1
Nicol Loftie-Eaton to KL Rahul, Dragged down, on leg stump. Rahul rocks back and pulls it down to deep mid-wicket for a single.
9.6
1
Jan Frylinck to KL Rahul, Length ball, angled across from 'round the stumps. Rahul hangs back and cuts it to deep backward point for one.

DRINKS! Too late a wicket for Namibia? It looks like it. Just 47 needed in 61 balls. The openers have given the platform to chase it down comfortably. For Namibia, only quick wickets can change the course for them. Suryakumar Yadav joins KL Rahul in the middle.

9.5
0
Jan Frylinck to Rohit Sharma, OUT! CAUGHT! Rohit Sharma finally runs out of luck! A length ball, on off and Rohit Sharma looks to go downtown. The ball comes off the toe end of the bat and is skied towards the gully region. Zane Green, the wicket-keeper settles under it and takes a really fine catch as the ball hung in the air for a long time. End of a blistering knock from Rohit Sharma and Jan Frylinck gets the breakthrough.
9.4
1
Jan Frylinck to KL Rahul, This one is banged in, around off. Rahul pulls it down to deep mid-wicket for a single.
9.3
6
Jan Frylinck to KL Rahul, SIX! KL Rahul making it look easy! On the pads, Rahul picks it up and guides it over the backward square leg fence for a maximum.
9.2
1
Jan Frylinck to Rohit Sharma, Frylinck bowls it a touch shorter and outside off. Sharma slashes it to deep point for another one.
9.1
1
Jan Frylinck to KL Rahul, Back of a length, on middle. Rahul hangs back and pulls it in front of square for a single.