T20 World Cup 2021: Namibia set 133-run target for India

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Namibia set India a target of 133 in 20 overs. Opening the innings, Stephan Baard and Michael van Lingen began well, scoring 31 runs in the first 4 overs.

In the next over, Jasprit Bumrah removed van Lingen on 14 before Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Craig Williams on a duck. Namibia reached 35/2 after 7 overs.

In the 8th over, Jadeja scalped another as he sent Baard packing on 21 by trapping him LBW. Then, in the 10th over, Ashwin got the better of Loftie-Eaton on 5. Namibia reached 51-4 after 10 overs.

Ashwin and Jadeja finished their 4-over quotas with three wickets each as Namibia stuttered to 95/7 after 16 overs. Eventually, courtesy of Wiese’s 26, Namibia posted 132/8 in 20 overs.

Namibia fought till the end and made sure to get a decent score on the scoreboard. India were top-notch with the ball.

They dominated throughout the innings. Namibia will be a little upset but it was never easy to negotiate against a top bowling pack of India.

The Indian spinners strangled the Namibian batting line-up. Ashwin and Jadeja were the pick of the bowlers, as both bagged 3 wickets each. Jasprit Bumrah picked up a brace.

Rahul Chahar could not make the most of his opportunity, he remained wicketless, but he bowled brilliantly. Shami also could not get into the wicket’s column. Overall, it was a team performance. Mohammed Shami to Ruben Trumpelmann, Just a single.

A length ball, on middle. Ruben Trumpelmann whips it to deep square leg where the fielder overruns but does well to get his hand out.—Agencies

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