India vs Namibia Group 1 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup November 8 Dubai Match Report 2021

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma scored respective half centuries as India ended their World Cup campaign with a comprehensive nine wicket win over Namibia in Dubai on Monday.

After being asked to bat first by Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Namibia openers Stephan Baard and Michael van Lingen got their side off to a solid start. The duo added 33 runs for the opening stand before the latter sliced at a Jasprit Bumrah short delivery to Mohammed Shami at mid off.

Ravindra Jadeja then got into the act by dismissing Craig Williams (0) and the well set Baard leg before wicket for 21.

Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton (5) edged a Ravi Ashwin delivery to Rohit Sharma at slips while trying to play the cut.

Ashwin claimed his second wicket by dismissing Namibia skipper Gerhard Erasmus (12)caught behind the stumps leaving Namibia in a spot of bother at 72/5.

David Wiese (26) along with Ruben Trumpelmann scored some handy runs towards the end to take Nambia to a respectable 132/8 in their allotted 20 overs.

For India Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja claimed 3 wickets each, while Jasprit Bumrah bagged 2 wickets.

Chasing 133, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put on 86 runs for the opening wicket. Rohit who was dropped in the very first over at short fine leg, was finally dismissed by Jan Frylinck while attempting a slog over deep midwicket for a 37 ball-56.

Rahul (54)* and Suryakumar Yadav (25)* added an unbeaten 50 runs for the second wicket, as India reached the target with 28 balls to spare.

Left arm spinner Ravi Jadeja was declared the Player of the Match for his figures of 3/16.

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