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T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan vs Namibia Highlights | PAK Won by 45 Runs

T20 World Cup 2021 Pakistan vs Namibia Highlights: Will Pakistan continue their winning streak by defeating Namibia? Pakistan who poses a strong threat to other teams in this T20 WC 2021 tournament will lock their horns against Namibia to play their 4th match of the tournament.

The winner of the match will get the advanced position in the T20 World Cup 2021 points table.

Tournament ICC T20 World Cup 2021
Match No 31
Match PAK vs NAM
Teams Pakistan vs Namibia
Date November 2, 2021
Time 7:30 PM IST; 02:00 PM GMT; 06:00 PM Local

Pakistan won the toss and opt to bat

Venue Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Playing 11 List Give Below


T20 WC 2021 Pakistan vs Namibia Scoreboard

Team Score
Pakistan 189-2 (20 Ov)
144-5 (20 Ov)


Pakistan Scorecard

Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Rizwan (wk) not out 79 50 8 4 158
Babar Azam (c) c Jan Frylinck b Wiese 70 49 7 0 142.86
Fakhar Zaman c Zane Green b Jan Frylinck 5 5 0 0 100
Hafeez not out 32 16 5 0 200


Namibia Scorecard

Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Namibia run out (Haris Rauf/Rizwan) 29 29 1 1 100
Michael van Lingen b Hasan Ali 4 2 1 0 200
Craig Williams c Hasan Ali b Shadab Khan 40 37 5 1 108.11
Gerhard Erasmus (c) c Shadab Khan b Imad Wasim 15 10 1 1 150
David Wiese not out 43 31 3 2 138.71
JJ Smit c Fakhar Zaman b Haris Rauf 2 5 0 0 40
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton not out 7 7 0 0 100


Captains View

Babar Azam

We are going to bat first. We are trying to test our batters. The pitch looks very good, it has something for the batters and the bowlers. We will put runs on the board and put pressure on them. We are going with the same team.

It is our first game here and will look to carry the same momentum, also have asked the boys not to be complacent.

Gerhard Erasmus

We would have tried to have a bowl first. Traditionally on this ground teams have bowled first in the night games. Maybe the dew factor coming in later gives us a best chance to win this game.

High quality side and also the in-form side in the tournament, it is going to be a challenge and one that the players will relish. You won’t get this opportunity ever so often and the guys will be up for it. We have two changes.

Pakistan vs Namibia Playing 11

Pakistan Namibia
Mohammad Rizwan(w) Stephan Baard
Babar Azam(c)
Michael van Lingen
Fakhar Zaman Craig Williams
Mohammad Hafeez
Gerhard Erasmus(c)
Shoaib Malik
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton
Asif Ali Zane Green(w)
Shadab Khan David Wiese
Imad Wasim JJ Smit
Hasan Ali Jan Frylinck
Haris Rauf
Ruben Trumpelmann
Shaheen Afridi Ben Shikongo


T20 WC 2021 Pakistan vs Namibia Highlights

Pakistan Batting

Rizwan and Babar Azam gets into the crease to lead Pakistan from the front while Trumpelmann opens the bowling attack.

Namibia bowlers should pick early wickets in order to restrict the Pakistan openers from scoring a massive partnership. It’s worth remembering at this time that this opening duo puts an end to India’s winning streak over Pakistan in World Cup events by scoring an unbeaten 150+ opening partnership.

The duo builds the pressure over Namibia bowlers and scored 113 runs for their first wicket. The momentum has been continued by opener Rizwan where the team scored 189 runs for 2 wickets loss at the end of the 20 overs.

Most T20 runs in a calendar year

  • 1665 Chris Gayle (2015)
  • 1661 MOHD RIZWAN (2021) *
  • 1614 Virat Kohli (2016)
  • 1607 Babar Azam (2019)

Highest totals in T20 World Cup 2021

  • 190/4 Afg v Sco Sharjah
  • 189/2 Pak v Nam Abu Dhabi
  • 181/7 Ban v PNG Al Amerat
  • 172/5 SL v Ban Sharjah

Namibia Batting

Baard and Michael van Lingen gets into the crease while Shaheen Afridi opens the bowling attack.

Namibia needs to build a massive opening partnership to chase down the massive target of 190 runs under 20 overs. Facing aggressive Pakistan bowlers won’t be an easy task for Namibia batsmen.

As expected Hasan Ali in 2nd over of the innings dismissed Michael van Lingen for 4 runs and draws the first blood for Namibia. But Michael van Lingen and Craig Williams made a partnership against an aggressive Pakistan bowling attack.

The duo added 47 runs for their next wicket where Stephan Baard loses his wicket via an unwanted run-out. Namibia skipper Gerhard Erasmus join hands with Williams but the Namibia batsmen fails to create momentum with bat which could drag them to a better state in chasing this massive target.

But the Namibia bowlers struggle to make massive shots and starts to lose wickets in regular interval. With 62 runs needed off the last 6 balls, which is next to impossible Namibia lost the match by 45 runs.  Pakistan added another victory to their ICC T20 World Cup 2021 campaign.

Watch T20 WC 2021 Pakistan vs Namibia Highlights

Player of the Match

Mohammad Rizwan 

It was difficult to bat initially and conditions proved to be very tricky for both of us (Me and Babar). Even when we tried to play normal shots or big hits, it just didn’t work out and then we decided to take it deep and attack at the end.

But that said, I want to give the credit to the (Namibia) bowlers because they kept bowling in the same area at the start and bowled really well. Hafeez’s innings gave us the momentum and he kept telling me to stay patient and in the last over I decided to go hard and got some useful runs.

We are gelling well as a team and have ticked all the boxes and will see what lies ahead for us.

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