ICC T20 World Cup | India vs Namibia highlights: IND win by 9 wickets

India will be looking to end their T20 World Cup 2021 on a high when they meet Namibia in their last group game at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The match is a mere formality for both teams as neither can qualify for the semi-finals. Stay tuned for more updates
  • 22:48

    That would be all from the coverage of this match. Join us for the coverage of the two semi-finals and the final. For now it is time to say good night!

  • 22:44

    Captain quotes from post match presentation

    Gerhard Erasmus, Namibia captain:We haven't quite been able to really soak in (the experience) due to the quick turnaround between games. Only once we get back home, we'll be able to realise that we played awesome levels of cricket and were to compete against some strong teams. Quite a few highlight performances individually to take home as positives, and also as a team. Good positives and hopefully we can work to get better. Hopefully we have inspired a few people with our performances to take up the sport.

    Virat Kohli, India captain:Relief firstly on leaving T20I captaincy. It's been a honor but things need to be kept at the right perspective. I felt this was the right time to manage my workload. It's been six or seven years of heavy workload and there is a lot of pressure. The guys have been fantastic, I know we haven't got the results here but we have played some really good cricket. The guys have really made my work easier. The way we played the last three games, it's a game of margins - T20 cricket these days. Two overs of attacking cricket at the top is what we were missing in the first two games. As I said, we weren't brave enough in those games and in the group we were in, it was tough. A big thank you to all those guys (Ravi Shastri and his support staff). They have done a great job over the years, creating such a wonderful environment for the players. People loved to get back to the atmosphere. They have done a really great job. That (his aggression) is never going to change. The day it does, I'll stop playing cricket. Even before I became captain, I have always loved to contribute in some way or the other. Surya didn't get much game time in this World Cup, so I thought it will be a nice memory to take back. That was the idea.

  • 22:32

    Player of the Match

    Ravindra Jadeja is the Player of the Match for his spell of 3/16.

    Ravindra Jadeja:As a bowler I enjoyed the game, the ball was dry and that is always good for a spinner. Some turned and some didn't so the batsman had to keep guessing. I've been playing with Ashwin for 10 years, he's played well in the IPL with the white ball, and he's brought that here. Virat has been a wonderful captain, and I've played with him for 10-12 years. He looks positive and aggressive and that's what you want. Bharat Arun, Mr. Sridhar, and Shastri bhai were really good to support us, and whoever comes next, we'll look to continue the momentum.

  • 22:32

  • 22:25

    IND 136/1 after 15.2 overs

    van Lingen to bowl the sixteenth over.

    15.1van Lingen to Suryakumar, 1 Leg Bye, good length ball on middle and leg, the ball raps on the pads and goes to the leg side and Suryakumar takes a single.

    15.2van Lingen to Rahul, FOUR! Short ball on off stump, Rahul hits the ball down the ground for a boundary.

  • 22:21

    IND 131/1 after 15 overs

    Loftie-Eaton to bowl the fifteenth over.

    14.1Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar, FOUR! Full ball on off stump, Suryakumar drives the ball through backward point for a boundary.

    14.2Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar, no run, full ball on middle and leg, the ball raps on the pads.

    14.3Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Suryakumar drives the ball down to long-off for a single.

    14.4Loftie-Eaton to Rahul, 2 runs, short ball on off stump, Rahul pulls the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

    14.5Loftie-Eaton to Rahul, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Rahul drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

    14.6Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Suryakumar drives the ball through cover for a single.

  • 22:16

    IND 122/1 after 14 overs

    Trumpelmann to bowl the fourteenth over.

    13.1Trumpelmann to Suryakumar, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Suryakumar works the ball for a single.

    13.2Trumpelmann to Rahul, FOUR! Full ball on off stump, Rahul drives the ball down the ground for a boundary.

    13.3Trumpelmann to Rahul, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle and leg, Rahul guides the ball down to fine-leg for a single.

    13.4Trumpelmann to Suryakumar, no run, short ball on middle and leg, Suryakumar leaves the ball for the keeper.

    13.5Trumpelmann to Suryakumar, FOUR! Good length ball on off stump, Suryakumar hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

    13.6Trumpelmann to Suryakumar, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Suryakumar pulls the ball to square-leg for a single.

  • 22:12

    IND 111/1 after 13 overs

    Loftie-Eaton to bowl the thirteenth over.

    12.1 Loftie-Eaton to Rahul, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Rahul cuts the ball through backward point for a single.

    12.2 Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar, FOUR! Full ball on off stump, Suryakumar moves to the off side and paddle sweeps the ball down to fine-leg for a boundary.

    12.3 Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar, no run, full ball on off stump, Suryakumar looks to sweep the ball but fails to connect.

    12.4Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar, no run, full ball on off stump, Suryakumar looks to sweep but misses once more.

    12.5Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Suryakumar drives the ball down to long-off for a single.

    12.6Loftie-Eaton to Rahul, no run, good length ball on off stump, Rahul hits the ball to the fielder at short third.

  • 22:07

    IND 105/1 after 12 overs

    van Lingen to bowl the twelfth over.

    11.1 van Lingen to Rahul, 1 run, good length ball wide of off stump, Rahul hits the ball through backward point for a single.

    11.2van Lingen to Suryakumar, 1 run, good length ball on middle stump, Suryakumar drives the ball down the ground for a single.

    11.3van Lingen to Rahul, 2 runs, good length ball wide of off stump, Rahul thumps the ball through extra cover for a couple of runs.

    11.4van Lingen to Rahul, FOUR! Full ball on middle and leg, Rahul flicks the ball to square-leg for a boundary.

    11.5van Lingen to Rahul, 1 run, slow short ball on off stump, Rahul cuts the ball to the fielder at short third for a single.

    11.6van Lingen to Suryakumar, no run, full ball on off stump, Suryakumar drives the ball to cover.

  • 22:03

    IND 96/1 after 11 overs

    Loftie-Eaton to bowl the eleventh over.

    10.1Loftie-Eaton to Rahul, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Rahul pulls the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    10.2Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar, no run, full ball on middle stump, Suryakumar pushes the ball back to Loftie-Eaton.

    10.3Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar, 2 runs, short ball wide of off stump, Suryakumar cuts the ball through backward point for two runs.

    10.4Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar, FOUR! Full ball on middle and leg, Surykumar plays an inside out shot over extra cover for a boundary.

    10.5Loftie-Eaton to Suryakumar, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Suryakumar hits the ball over cover for a single.

    10.6Loftie-Eaton to Rahul, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Rahul drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

  • 21:57

    IND 87/1 after 10 overs

    Frylinck to bowl the tenth over.

    9.1Frylinck to Rahul, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Rahul works the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    9.2Frylinck to Rohit, 1 run, short ball on middle and leg. Rohit plays the ball square on the wicket for a single.

    9.3Frylinck toRahul,SIX! Full ball on middle and leg, Rahul flicks the ball over backward square-leg for a maximum!!!

    9.4Frylinck to Rahul, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Rahul hits the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

    9.5Frylinck to Rohit, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow short ball wide of off stump, Rohit pulls and the ball lobs high in the air and the keeper completes an easy catch.

    Rohit c Zane Green b Jan Frylinck 56(37)

    Suryakumar Yadav walks out to bat.

    9.6Frylinck to Rahul, 1 run, good length ball wide of off stump, Rahul drives the ball through backward point for a single.

  • 21:52

    IND 77/0 after 9 overs

    Jan Nicol Loftie-Eatonto bowl the ninth over.

    8.1 Jan Nicol Loftie-Eatonto Rahul, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Rahul hits the ball through cover for a single.

    8.2 Jan Nicol Loftie-Eatonto Rohit, no run, full ball on middle and leg, Rohit digs the ball out.

    8.3 Jan Nicol Loftie-Eatonto Rohit, no run, full ball on off stump, Rohit hits the ball to the off side.

    8.4 Jan Nicol Loftie-Eatonto Rohit, FOUR! Full ball, Rohit steps down and smacks the ball straight down the ground for a boundary.

    8.5 Jan Nicol Loftie-Eatonto Rohit, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Rohit hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    8.6 Jan Nicol Loftie-Eatonto Rahul, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Rahul drives the ball for a single.

  • 21:48

    IND 70/0 after 8 overs

    JJ Smitto bowl the eighth over.

    7.1JJ Smitto Rahul, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Rahul drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

    7.2JJ Smitto Rohit, FOUR! Short ball on the pads, Rohit works the ball down to fine-leg for a boundary.

    7.3JJ Smitto Rohit, no run, slow full ball on middle and leg, the ball nips back in and hits the pads.

    7.4JJ Smitto Rohit, no run, slow full ball wide of off stump, a swing and a miss from Rohit.

    7.5JJ Smitto Rohit, 1 run and FIFTY FOR ROHIT! Full toss on off stump, Rohit hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    7.6JJ Smitto Rahul, 1 run, slow full ball on off stump, Rahul drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

  • 21:44

    IND 63/0 after 7 overs

    Frylinck to bowl the seventh over.

    6.1Frylinck to Rahul, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Rahul guides the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

    6.2Frylinck to Rohit, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Rohit works the ball to square-leg for a single.

    6.3Frylinck to Rahul, 1 run, slow short ball wide of off stump, Rahul pulls the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    6.4Frylinck to Rohit, 1 run, slow bouncer, Rohit pulls the ball behind square on the leg side for a run.

    6.5Frylinck to Rahul, 1 run, slow full ball on off stump, Rahul drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

    6.6Frylinck to Rohit, FOUR! Short ball going down leg, Rohit pulls and sends the ball behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

  • 21:40

    IND 54/0 after 6 overs

    JJ Smit to bowl the sixth over.

    5.1JJ Smit to Rohit, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Rohit flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    5.2JJ Smit to Rahul, FOUR! Short ball wide of off stump, Rahul slaps the ball through cover for a boundary.

    5.3JJ Smit to Rahul, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Rahul works the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

    5.4JJ Smit to Rohit, 1 run, slow full ball on off stump, Rohit steps down and hits the ball to square-leg for a single.

    5.5JJ Smit to Rahul, 2 runs, slow full ball wide of off stump, Rahul drives and lifts the ball over in filed for a couple of runs.

    5.6JJ Smit to Rahul, 1 run, slow full ball. Rahul nudges the ball to the leg side for a single.

  • 21:34

    IND 44/0 after 5 overs

    Bernard Scholtzto bowl the fifth over.

    4.1 Bernard Scholtz to Rohit, fill ball on middle stump, Rohit looks to sweep the ball but fails to connect and the ball raps on the Rohit's back pad, the bowler appeals but the umpire gives that as not out, Namibia take the review and the review shows that the impact is outside the off stump.

    4.2Bernard Scholtz to Rohit, FOUR! Short and wide, Rohit powers the ball through cover for a boundary.

    4.3Bernard Scholtz to Rohit, no run, full ball on middle and leg, Rohit drives the ball back toScholtz.

    4.4Bernard Scholtz to Rohit, SIX! Full ball on off stump, Rohit steps out and flicks the ball over long-on for a maximum!!!

    4.5Bernard Scholtz to Rohit, no run, full ball on middle and leg, Rohit looks for a wild slog but the ball takes inside edge and raps on the pads.

    4.6Bernard Scholtz to Rohit, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Rohit works the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 21:29

    IND 33/0 after 4 overs

    David Wiese to bowl the fourth over.

    3.1 David Wiese to Rohit, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Rohit knocks the ball down to long-on for a single.

    3.2David Wiese to Rahul, SIX! Good length ball on off stump, Rahul plays a short-arm jab to send the ball flying over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!!!!

    3.3David Wiese to Rahul, no run, slow good length ball wide of off stump, Rahul hits the ball to point.

    3.4David Wiese to Rahul, no run, slow full ball wide of off stump, Rahul looks to drive the ball but fails to connect.

    3.5David Wiese to Rahul, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Rahul looks to play the ball to the leg side but the ball raps on the pads and goes to the fielder at short third.

    3.6David Wiese to Rahul, no run, slow good length ball on off and middle, Rahul drives the ball back to Wiese.

  • 21:25

    IND 26/0 after 3 overs

    Trumpelmann tobowl the third over.

    2.1Trumpelmann to Rohit, FOUR! Full ball on off stump, Rohit pumps the ball down the ground for a boundary.

    2.2Trumpelmann to Rohit, no run, full ball on middle and leg, Rohit drives the ball back toTrumpelmann.

    2.3Trumpelmann to Rohit, no run, slow short ball on off stump, Rohit pulls and the ball falls short of JJ Smith at mid-wicket.

    2.4Trumpelmann to Rohit, 2 runs, full ball on off stump, Rohit comes down the track and flicks the ball down to deep mid-wicket for two runs.

    2.5Trumpelmann to Rohit, 2 runs, full ball on middle stump, Rohit clears his front leg out of the way and hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for two runs.

    2.6Trumpelmann to Rohit, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Rohit pulls and sends the ball racing down to the fielder at deep backward square-leg for a single.

  • 21:20

    IND 17/0 after 2 overs

    David Wiese to bowl the second over.

    1.1 David Wiese to Rohit, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Rohit works the ball to the leg side.

    1.2David Wiese to Rohit, no run, full ball on off stump, Rohit blocks the ball.

    1.3David Wiese to Rohit, FOUR! Good length ball on middle and leg, Rohit makes room and whacks the ball over cover for a boundary.

    1.4David Wiese to Rohit, no run, slow good length ball on middle and leg, Rohit mistimes the pull and the ball lobs in the gap.

    1.5David Wiese to Rohit, SIX! Full ball on middle and leg, Rohit flicks the ball to send it flying over fine-leg for a maximum!!!

    1.6David Wiese to Rohit, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Rohit drives the ball down to third-man for a single.

  • 21:14

    IND 6/0 after 1 over

    Ruben Trumpelmann to bowl the first over of the inning. Rahul has the strike.

    0.1Ruben Trumpelmann to Rahul, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Rahul works the ball to backward square-leg for a single.

    0.2Ruben Trumpelmann to Rohit, no run, good length ball on off stump, Rohit looks to block the ball but the ball zips past the edge of the bat.

    0.3Ruben Trumpelmann to Rohit, FOUR! Short ball on middle and leg, Rohit whips the ball down to fine-leg for a boundary.

    0.4Ruben Trumpelmann to Rohit, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Rohit guides the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

    0.5Ruben Trumpelmann to Rahul, no run, full ball on off stump, Rahul defends.

    0.6Ruben Trumpelmann to Rahul, no run, fullish ball wide of off stump, Rahul drives the ball to the fielder at cover.

  • 21:11

    Welcome to the second half of the match. The players are back on the field. India's chase is about to begin.

  • 21:02

  • 20:53

    NAM 132/8 after 20 overs

    Shami to bowl the last over.

    19.1Shami to Trumpelmann, no run, full ball on middle and leg, the ball raps on the pads.

    19.2Shami to Trumpelmann, no run, short ball on off stump, a swing and a miss fromTrumpelmann

    19.3Shami to Trumpelmann, SIX! Fullish ball on off stump,Trumpelmann swings and thumps the ball over long-on for a maximum!!!!

    19.4Shami toTrumpelmann,FOUR! Back of the length ball on off stump,Trumpelmann pulls and sends the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

    19.5Shami toTrumpelmann, 2 runs, full ball on middle and leg,Trumpelmann slogs the ball to square-leg for two runs.

    19.6Shami toTrumpelmann, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg,Trumpelmann hits the ball to deep backward square-leg for a single.

  • 20:47

    NAM 119/8 after 19 overs

    Bumrah to bowl the nineteenth over.

    18.1Bumrah to Wiese, 1 run, yorker on middle and leg, Wiese flicks the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    18.2Bumrah to Frylinck, no run, slow short ball on off stump, Frylick looks to cut the ball but fails to connect.

    18.2 Bumrah to Frylinck, WIDE! Full ball fired down the leg side.

    18.3Bumrah to Frylinck, no run, full ball on off stump, Frylinck hits the ball back to Bumrah.

    18.4Bumrah to Frylinck, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Frylinck drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

    18.5Bumrah to Wiese, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow full ball on off stump, Wiese hits the ball high in the air and Rohit Sharma at extra cover takes an easy catch.

    Wiese c Rohit b Bumrah 26(25)

    Ruben Trumpelmann walks out to bat.

    18.6 Bumrah to Frylinck, 2 runs, full ball on off stump, Frylinck flicks the ball down to deep mid-wicket for two runs.

  • 20:42

    NAM 114/7 after 18 overs

    Shami to bowl the eighteenth over.

    17.1 Shami to Frylinck, 1 run, fullish ball on off and middle stump, Frylinck flicks the ball to square-leg for a single.

    17.2Shami to Wiese, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Wiese drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

    17.3Shami to Frylinck, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Frylinck leaves the ball for the keeper.

    17.4Shami to Frylinck, 5 runs, good length ball on off stump, Frylinck dabs the ball to backward point and takes a single and an overthrow from Pant gives Namibia four bonus runs.

    17.5Shami to Wiese, 3 runs, full ball on middle and leg, Wiese flicks the ball to square-leg for three runs.

    17.6Shami to Frylinck, 2 runs, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Frylinck hits the ball through backward pint for two runs.

  • 20:36

    NAM 95/7 after 16 overs

    Ashwin to bowl the sixteenth over.

    15.1 Ashwin to Wiese, no run, good length ball on off stump, Wiese defends.

    15.2 Ashwin to Wiese, no run, good length ball on off stump, Wiese works the ball to the leg side.

    15.3Ashwin to Wiese, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Wiese hits the ball to sweeper cover for a single.

    15.4Ashwin to Green, WICKET! CLEAN BOWLED! Good length ball on off stump, the ball spins and hits the off stump.

    Zane Green b Ashwin 0(1)

    Jan Frylinck walks out to bat.

    15.5Ashwin to Frylinck, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Frylinck drives the ball through cover for a single.

    15.6 Ashwin to Wiese, no run, full ball on off stump, Wiese blocks.

  • 20:27

    NAM 93/6 after 15 overs

    Jadeja to bowl the fifteenth over.

    14.1Jadeja to Wiese, 1 run, back of the length ball on off stump, Wiese punches the ball through cover for a single.

    14.2Jadeja to Smit, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Smit knocks the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    14.3Jadeja to Wiese, no run, full ball on off stump, Wiese pushes the ball to cover.

    14.4Jadjea to Wiese, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Wiese hits the ball through cover for a single.

    14.5Jadeja to Smit, no run, full ball on middle stump, Smit drives the ball back to Jadeja.

    14.6Jadeja to Smit, WICKET CAUGHT! Fuller ball wide of off stump, Smut drives the ball to cover where Smit puts a dive and takes a good catch.

    Smit c Rohit b Jadeja 9(9)

  • 20:20

    NAM 77/5 after 13 overs

    Ashwin to bowl the thirteenth over.

    12.1Ashwin to Erasmus, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Erasmus steps out to play the ball on the leg side but the ball takes a leading edge and goes to cover.

    12.2Ashwin to Erasmus, no run, good length ball on off stump, Erasmus hits the ball back to Ashwin.

    12.2Ashwin to Erasmus,WIDE and FOUR! Short ball bowled down the leg side, Pant fails to stop the ball and the ball rolls down to fine-leg for a boundary.

    12.3Ashwin to Erasmus, WICKET! CAUGHT! Short ball bowled wide of off stump, Erasmus looks to cut, the ball takes the inside edge and Pant takes a fine catch.

    Erasmus c Pant b Ashwin 12(20)

    JJ Smit walks out to bat.

    12.4Ashwin to Smit, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Smit hits the ball to point for a single.

    12.5Ashwin to Wiese, 1 run, good length ball on leg stump, Wiese guides the ball down to fine-leg for a single.

    12.6Ashwin to Smit, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Smit hits the ball through point for a single.

  • 20:16

    NAM 62/4 after 11 overs

    Chahar to bowl the eleventh over.

    10.1Chahar to Erasmus, no run, full ball wide of off stump, Erasmus drives the ball to cover.

    10.2Chahar to Erasmus, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Erasmus drives the ball for a single.

    10.3Chahar to Wiese, 1 run, back of the length ball on off stump, Wiese hits the ball to cover for a single.

    10.4Chahar to Erasmus, FOUR! Short ball on off stump, Erasmus rocks back and hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

    10.5Chahar to Erasmus, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Erasmus reverse sweeps the ball for a single.

    10.6Chahar to Wiese, FOUR! Fullish ball on off stump, Wiese swings, the ball takes a thick edge and runs down to third-man for a boundary.

  • 20:09

    NAM 51/4 after 10 overs

    Ashwin to bowl the tenth over.

    9.1Ashwin to Loftie-Eaton, WICKET! CAUGHT! Tossed up delivery on off stump, the ball turns a lot, Loftie-Eaton looks to drive but the ball takes a thick edge and lobs to Rohit Sharma at first slip.

    Loftie-Eaton c Rohit b Ashwin 5(5)

    David Wiese walks out to bat.

    9.2Ashwin to Wiese, 2 runs, good length ball on middle and leg, Wiese whips the ball down to fine-leg for two runs.

    9.3Ashwin to Wiese, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Wiese punches the ball through point for a single.

    9.4Ashwin to Erasmus, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Erasmus pushes the ball to point for a single.

    9.5Ashwin to Wiese, no run, good length ball on off stump, the ball spins and beats the edge of the bat.

    9.6Ashwin to Wiese, no run, full toss on off stump, Wiese pushes the ball to cover.

  • 19:59

    NAM 42/3 after 8 overs

    Jadeja to bowl the eighth over.

    7.1Jadeja to Baard, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Baard punches the ball back to Jadeja.

    7.2Jadeja to Baard, FOUR! Fullish ball, Baard sweeps the ball behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

    7.3Jadeja to Baard, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Baard punches the ball to cover.

    7.4Jadeja to Baard, A LOUD APPEAL FOR LBW AND GIVEN! Good length ball on middle stump, Baard looks to sweep but the ball raps on his front thigh pad and Jadeja appeals, the umpire has raised his finger, Baard takes the review and the review shows three red dots, Baard has to walk back!

    Baard lbw b Jadeja 21(21)

    Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton walks out to bat.

    7.5Jadeja to Loftie-Eaton, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Loftie-Eaton drives the ball for a single.

    7.6Jadeja to Erasmus, 1 run, full ball, Erasmus looks to drive, the ball takes a top edge and the ball lobs over keeper and Erasmus takes a single.

  • 19:53

    NAM 34/2 after 6 overs

    Jadeja to bowl the sixth over.

    5.1Jadeja to Baard,1 run, full ball wide of off stump, Baard drives the ball through cover for a single.

    5.2Jadeja to Williams, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Williams punches the ball to cover.

    5.3Jadeja to Williams, WICKET! STUMPED! Good length ball on off stump, Williams steps out of the crease to play a big shot but is beaten by the spin and the ball goes to Pant, Williams is long way down the pitch and Pant has all the time in the world to remove the bails.

    Craig Williams st Pant b Jadeja 0(4)

    Gerhard Erasmus walks out to bat.

    5.4Jadeja to Erasmus, no run, good length ball on off stump, Erasmus blocks the ball off his front foot.

    5.5Jadeja to Erasmus, no run, back of the length ball on middle stump, Erasmus blocks the ball off his back foot this time.

    5.6Jadeja to Erasmus, no run, good length ball on off stump, Erasmus defends once more.

  • 19:48

    NAM 33/1 after 5 overs

    Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the fifth over.

    4.1Jasprit Bumrah to van Lingen, 1 run, slow good length ball around off stump, van Lingen hits the ball to the leg side for a single.

    4.2Jasprit Bumrah to Baard, no run, short ball on off stump, Baard ducks and levaes the ball for Pant.

    4.3Jasprit Bumrah to Baard, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Baard pulls and sends the ball down to fine-leg for a single.

    4.4Jasprit Bumrah to van Lingen, WICKET! CAUGHT! FIRST BLOW FOR NAMIBIA! Slow short ball wide of off stump, van Lingen hits the ball in the air and the ball flies straight to Mohammad Shami at mid-off.

    Michael van Lingen c Shami b Bumrah 14(15)

    walks out to bat.

    4.5Jasprit Bumrah to Williams, no run, good length ball on off and middle, Williams goes deep in the crease and hits the ball into the pitch.

    4.6Jasprit Bumrah to Williams, no run, full ball on middle stump, Williams drives the ball to mid-on.

  • 19:44

    NAM 31/0 after 4 overs

    R Ashwin to bowl the fourth over.

    3.1R Ashwin to Baard, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle and leg, Baard drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

    3.2R Ashwin to van Lingen, no run, good length ball on off and middle, van Lingen punches the ball to cover.

    3.3R Ashwin to van Lingen, 2 run, short ball on off stump, van Lingen steps down and hits the ball down to long-off for two runs.

    3.4 R Ashwin to van Lingen, 1 run, back of the ball on middle stump, Lingen hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    3.5R Ashwin to Baard, no run,

    3.6R Ashwin to Baard, 2 runs, good length ball on middle and leg, Baard hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for two runs.

  • 19:39

    NAM 25/0 after 3 overs

    Mohammad Shami to bowl the third over.

    2.1Mohammad Shami to Baard, WIDE! Full ball down the leg side.

    2.1Mohammad Shami to Baard, no run, full ball on off stump, Baard drives the ball to mid-off.

    2.2Mohammad Shami to Baard, SIX! STYLISH! Fullish ball on off stump, the ball lands in Baard's arc and Baard swings his bat with full might to send the ball flying over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!!!!

    2.3Mohammad Shami to Baard, 2 runs, good length ball on middle and leg, Baard plays the ball to square-leg for a couple of runs.

    2.4Mohammad Shami to Baard, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle and leg, Baard knocks the ball to deep backward square-leg for a single.

    2.5Mohammad Shami to van Lingen, no run, yorker wide of off stump, van Lingen looks to drive the ball but fails to connect.

    2.6Mohammad Shami to van Lingen, no run, fullish ball wide of off stump, a swing and a miss from van Lingen.

  • 19:35

    NAM 15/0 after 2 overs

    Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the second over.

    1.1Jasprit Bumrah to van Lingen, 1 Leg Bye, full toss on middle and leg, the ball hits van Lingen on the body and moves to the leg side and the batter takes a single.

    1.2Jasprit Bumrah to Baard, 1 run, full toss on off stump, Baard mishits the ball to the off side and Baard steals a single.

    1.3Jasprit Bumrah to van Lingen, FOUR! Full toss on off stump, van Lingen punches the ball down to long-off for a boundary.

    1.4Jasprit Bumrah to van Lingen, no run, full ball on off stump, van Lingen drives the ball to backward point.

    1.5Jasprit Bumrah to van Lingen, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, van Lingen works the ball to the leg side.

    1.6Jasprit Bumrah to van Lingen, FOUR! Short ball wide of off stump, van Lingen hoicks the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

  • 19:29

    NAM 5/0 after 1 over

    Mohammed Shami to bowl the first over of the inning.

    0.1Mohammed Shami to Baard, 1 run, fuller ball on middle and leg stump, Baard looks to play the ball on the leg side, the ball takes a leading edge and flies down to third-man for a single.

    0.1Mohammed Shami to Lingen, WIDE! Good length ball down the leg side.

    0.2Mohammed Shami to Lingen, no run, full ball on off stump, Lingen punches the ball straight, Shami stretches his arm and stops the ball.

    0.3Mohammed Shami to Lingen, 1 run, back of the length ball wide of off stump, Lingen cuts the ball through backward point for a single.

    0.4Mohammed Shami to Baard, no run, full ball on off stump, Baard drives the ball to the fielder at point.

    0.5Mohammed Shami to Baard, 1 Leg Bye, a fullish ball into the pads, the ball raps on the pads and moves to the leg side, Baard takes a single.

    0.6Mohammed Shami to van Lingen, 1 run, good length ball wide of off stump, van Lingen hits the ball to point and takes a single.

  • 19:27

    The Indian players form a huddle. Virat Kohli gives his side a quick team chat. Out walk the Namibian openers.

  • 19:24

    The players and the match officials make their way to the field for the national anthems. First, the national anthem of Namibia followed by the national anthem of India. The national anthems have been sung. Time for cricket.

  • 19:14

    Teams

    Namibia:Stephan Baard, Michael van Lingen, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus(c), Zane Green(w), David Wiese, Jan Frylinck, JJ Smit, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz

    India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

  • 19:12

    Captain quotes from toss

    Virat Kohli, India captain:We'll bowl first. The tosses have been a big factor, and when I've won a couple we'll do what we wanted to do from Day 1. It's been an honour to captain India and I've done my best. The shortest format has to give way for the longer formats. I've been grateful for the opportunity. It's time for the next lot to take the team forward. Rohit has been looking on anyway, and Indian cricket is in good hands. Rahul Chahar comes in for Varun Chakravarthy for today's game.

    Gerhard Erasmus, Namibia captain:It's a good opportunity to go up against arguably the world's best side, and for our batsmen to go up against that bowling line-up of theirs. It was a big thing to get through the group stages. It was something we couldn't replicate back home, and it's been a massive event back home and for us here. Frylinck comes into the side today, he's fit to go. Everyone back home is quite inspired by what we have done and we had some amazing messages over the last few weeks.

  • 19:00

    Toss

    Indian captain Virat Kohli wins the toss and opts to bowl.

  • 16:19

    Deccan Herald’s Dream XI

    KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Gerhard Erasmus, Rishabh Pant (wk), David Wiese, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruben Trumpelmann, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin

  • 16:19

    Namibia’s strengths:

    David Wiese and Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton have been in good form with both the ball as well as bat. Wiese has scored 146 runs from 7 innings and picked 6 wickets. Loftie-Eaton is a handy batter lower down the order. With the ball, he troubled Afghan batters with a canny spell of 2/21.

  • 16:19

    India’s strengths:

    After two disappointing outings against Pakistan and New Zealand, India’s opening pair of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have roared back to form. Against Afghanistan, Rahul and Rohit scored 69 and 74, respectively. Rohit scored a brisk 30 against Scotland and Rahul hit the fastest fifty of the tournament against the Scots. Skipper Virat Kohli would be hoping that Rahul and Rohit continue their rich vein of form against Namibia as well.

  • 16:18

    T20 World Cup | Team Analysis: India vs Namibia

    India’s chances of qualifying for the semi-finals ended when New Zealand beat Afghanistan in match 40. India endured a tough World Cup campaign as they lost their first two matches against Pakistan and the Kiwis. The team bounced back well as they then beat Afghanistan and Scotland.

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