Pakistan vs Namibia Group 2 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup November 2 Abu Dhabi Match Report 2021

Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam scored respective half centuries as Pakistan defeated Namibia by 45 runs in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Rizwan and skipper Azam got Pakistan off to a fantastic start. The duo added 113 runs for the opening stand before the latter was caught at deep midwicket by Jan Frylinck off David Wiese for a 49 ball-70.

Fakhar Zaman (5) fell to an outstanding catch by wicketkeeper Zane Green off Frylinck. Mohammad Hafeez who was promoted up the order smashed a quickfire 32 off 16 balls, to take Pakistan to a mammoth score of 189/2 after 20 overs.

Wicket keeper Rizwan remained unbeaten on 79.

Chasing 190, Namibia lost Michael van Lingen (4) early in the second over to Hasan Ali.

Stephan Baard along with Craig Williams added 47 runs for the second wicket before the former was run out for 29.

Gerhard Erasmus who was dropped by Shaheen Afridi at long on, was finally dismissed by Imad Wasim for 15.

Shadab Khan then claimed the prize scalp of Craig Williams for a 37 ball-40 as Namibia were reduced to 93/4.

David Wiese remained unbeaten on 43 as Namibia ended up with 144/5 after 20 overs, giving Pakistan an emphatic 45 run win.

With this victory The Men in Green have sealed their spot in the semifinals.

Pakistan will now face Scotland in their final Super 12 game on Sunday, November 7.

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