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T20 World Cup 2021 Afghanistan vs Namibia Highlights: Both Afghanistan and Namibia lock their horns to play their third match of the ICC T20 WC 2021 super 12 matches.
The winner of the match will get the advanced position in the T20 World Cup 2021 points table.
|Tournament||ICC T20 World Cup 2021|
|IPL Match No||27|
|Match||AFG vs NAM|
|Teams||Afghanistan vs Namibia|
|Date||October 31, 2021|
|Time||3:30 PM; 10:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
Afghanistan won the toss and opt to bat
|Venue||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Playing 11||List Give Below|
T20 WC 2021 Afghanistan vs Namibia Scoreboard
160-5 (20 Ov)
98-9 (20 Ov)
|Hazratullah Zazai||c Michael van Lingen b Smit||33||27||4||2||122.22|
|Mohammad Shahzad (wk)||c Scholtz b Ruben Trumpelmann||45||33||3||2||136.36|
|Gurbaz||lbw b Loftie-Eaton||4||8||0||0||50|
|Asghar Afghan||c Michael van Lingen b Ruben Trumpelmann||31||23||3||1||134.78|
|Najibullah||lbw b Loftie-Eaton||7||11||1||0||63.64|
|Nabi (c)||not out||32||17||5||1||188.24|
|Craig Williams||c (sub)Usman Ghani b Naveen-ul-Haq||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|Michael van Lingen||c Hamid b Naveen-ul-Haq||11||8||0||1||137.5|
|Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton||b Gulbadin||14||16||0||1||87.5|
|Gerhard Erasmus (c)||b Hamid||12||14||1||0||85.71|
|Zane Green (wk)||b Rashid Khan||1||7||0||0||14.29|
|David Wiese||b Hamid||26||30||2||0||86.67|
|JJ Smit||c Mohammad Shahzad b Hamid||0||3||0||0||0|
|Jan Frylinck||c Nabi b Naveen-ul-Haq||6||14||0||0||42.86|
|Pikky Ya France||c and b Gulbadin||3||5||0||0||60|
|Ruben Trumpelmann||not out||12||9||2||0||133.33|
|Bernard Scholtz||not out||6||11||0||0||54.55|
We’ll bat first. The wicket looks really goot to bat on. Feeling really good after the performance in the last game. A lot of plus points, the boys played really well. Asghar’s service in the last 16 years has been great. He has promoted a lot of cricket for Afghanistan. Mujeeb is unfit and Hamid Hassan will be playing.
A great opportunity for our bowlers to put them under pressure. Looks like a good wicket with wind blowing across. It won’t be easy to set a target. We have planned the same as we planned against Sri Lanka.
We are not playing the bowler, we are only playing the ball. We are not going to spend energy on the opposition and are instead going to focus on our strengths. No team changes.
Afghanistan vs Namibia Playing 11
|Hazratullah Zazai||Craig Williams|
Michael van Lingen
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz||Zane Green(w)|
|Asghar Afghan||David Wiese|
|Mohammad Nabi(c)||JJ Smit|
|Gulbadin Naib||Jan Frylinck|
|Rashid Khan||Pikky Ya France|
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton
T20 WC 2021 Afghanistan vs Namibia Highlights
Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad gets into the crease to lead Afghanistan while Ruben Trumpelmann opens the bowling attack.
Zazai starts the innings with a boundary of the very second delivery. The duo scored 50 runs for no wickets loss at the end of the powerplay. Smit in the followed-over breaks the partnership by dismissing Hazratullah for 33 runs.
At the end of the 10 overs, Afghanistan scored 69 runs for 2 wickets loss. Namibia bowlers struggle to restrict the Afghan batsmen from scoring runs.
With Afghan skipper Nabi’s impressive 32 runs off 17 balls leads Afghanistan to score 160 runs for 5 wickets loss at the end of the 20 overs.
Craig Williams and Michael van Lingen gets into the crease to lead Namibia while Naveen-ul-Haq opens the bowling attack.
Naveen-ul-Haq in the very first over dismissed Craig Williams for 1 run and draws the first blood. Naveen-ul-Haq in his second ver dismissed Michael van Lingen and loads pressure over the Namibia batting unit.
Gulbadin in the last over of the powerplay dismissed Loftie-Eaton for 14 runs and adds three wickets count for the Namibia scoreboard. At the end of the powerplay, Namibia scored 29 runs for 3 wickets loss.
Namibia’s Powerplay scores
- 30/2 vs SL
- 41/1 vs NET
- 27/1 vs IRE
- 29/1 vs SCO
- 29/3 vs AFG
Rashid Khan in his very first over of the innings dismissed Zane Green for 1 run and loads pressure over the Namibia batting unit. David Wiese struggles to make a partnership as Afghan bowlers blow Namibia’s lower-order batsmen.
At the end of the 20 overs, Namibia scored 98 runs for 9 wickets loss and loses the match.
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Player of the Match
[He wants to dedicate it to Asghar Afghan and presents him the trophy] This was the first time I used the new-ball, so I had a look at the wicket and thought variations would be the key.
It’s special to play in front of fans and I want to thank them for supporting us. He is the best captain Afghanistan has ever produced (on Asghar), he has done a lot for our cricket, his name will be etched in the annals of our history and he’ll be missed a lot by all of us.