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T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan vs Namibia Highlights | AFG Won by 62 Runs

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

Team Score
160-5 (20 Ov)
98-9 (20 Ov)


Afghanistan Scorecard

Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
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
Gulbadin not out 1 1 0 0 100


Namibia Scorecard

Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
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


Captains View

Mohammad Nabi

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.

Gerhard Erasmus

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


Afghanistan Namibia
Hazratullah Zazai Craig Williams
Mohammad Shahzad(w)
Michael van Lingen
Rahmanullah Gurbaz Zane Green(w)
Najibullah Zadran
Gerhard Erasmus(c)
Asghar Afghan David Wiese
Mohammad Nabi(c) JJ Smit
Gulbadin Naib Jan Frylinck
Rashid Khan Pikky Ya France
Karim Janat
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton
Hamid Hassan
Ruben Trumpelmann
Naveen-ul-Haq Bernard Scholtz


T20 WC 2021 Afghanistan vs Namibia Highlights

Afghanistan Batting

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.

Namibia Batting

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.

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