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New Zealand vs Namibia Cricket Score T20 World Cup 2021 Match Highlights: All-Round New Zealand Thrash Namibia By 52 Runs In Sharjah
T20 World Cup 2021 Highlights, NZ vs NAM: New Zealand beat Namibia by 52 runs in a Group 2 match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday.
NZ vs NAM highlights: New Zealand thrash Namibia by 52 runs in Sharjah© AFP
New Zealand defeated Namibia by 52 runs in a Group 2 fixture of the ongoing T20 World Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. Chasing a target of 164, Namibia were restricted to 111/7 after 20 overs, courtesy a disciplined bowling performance from the Kiwi bowlers. Earlier, Glenn Phillips and James Neesham helped New Zealand to put on a total of 163/4. With New Zealand reeling at 96/4 after 16 overs, the pair added 67 runs in the last four overs. Initially, Namibia had won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Black Caps are favorites are to finish as runner-ups from Group 2, behind table-toppers Pakistan, with two games to go. (LIVE SCORECARD)
T20 World Cup 2021 New Zealand vs Namibia Highlights Straight From Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Super 12 - Match 36, ICC World Twenty20, 2021, Nov 05, 2021
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
New Zealand beat Namibia by 52 runs
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T20 World Cup, New Zealand vs Namibia Live
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Kane Williamson, the skipper of New Zealand, says that they knew what to expect when they came to Sharjah. Adds that the surface was a challenging one so they were looking to get to a par score and tried to exploit the shorter boundary. Tells that they were looking to get a couple of big overs in with the bat in the end and they managed to do so. Says that Afghanistan is a fantastic team and they are playing really good cricket in this tournament, they will have to play well against them in the next game.
The Namibian skipper, Gerhard Erasmus, thinks that they bowled well till the 16th over, but the death overs did not go their way yet again. They will try to nail that against a good Indian side. Mentions it was quite a tough pitch and 160 runs were quite too much for today. Finishes by saying that he needs to go back home and nurse his finger.
James Neesham is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH! He says that they did what they had to do with the bat and they were eager to win this match. Tells that it was a tough surface to bat on so they were looking to run hard in the middle and look for boundaries less often. Adds that he is working on his bowling and he is ready whenever he is asked to bowl.
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It was a brilliant show with the ball by New Zealand. Their bowlers have been in good form in the competition and they delivered yet again here. The pacers bowled in good regions up front to make sure that Namibia are not off to a flier. Then, the spin duo of Santner and Sodhi strangled the batting in the middle overs to make sure that New Zealand are always on top of the game. All the bowlers with the exception of Milne took at least a wicket with Southee and Boult taking 2 each and the rest taking 1 apiece. But the win was set up by James Neesham and Glenn Phillips. The way they batted in the last few overs of New Zealand's innings, put New Zealand in a comfortable position.
The target wasn't the biggest for Namibia but on this pitch and against a quality attack, it was going to be a challenge. They needed a good start at the top. Stephan Baard and Michael Van Lingen did get a steady start but the scoring rate was slow. But after their departure, Namibia were in big trouble. Wickets kept falling and the required rate was climbing up. Zane Green and David Wiese did try to provide some momentum but failed and perished and after that, they had no chance to make a recovery and fell short by 22 runs.
Another clinical win for New Zealand and this will help their cause as they try to make it to the semi-finals. Namibia would be disappointed though. If they had finished well with the ball, they would have needed to chase a lower target against this quality bowling attack.
Swing and a miss! Slower bouncer, on middle. Smit makes room and looks to chase it but misses. NEW ZEALAND WIN THE GAME BY 52 RUNS.
Fuller, around off. Smit pushes it to cover but straight to the fielder.
Slower short ball, outside off. Smit looks to heave it away but misses.
Full and on off. Ruben Trumpelmann hits it towards long on. The ball just evades his partner at the other end. They take one.
FOUR! Up and over! A full-length ball, on off. Ruben Trumpelmann lifts it over mid off and bags a boundary.
Swing and a miss! Slower delivery, length and outside off. Ruben Trumpelmann looks to have a poke at it but misses.
Adam Milne to bowl the last over of the innings.
Full and outside off. Ruben Trumpelmann pushes it towards point and gets a single. A great over by Boult, two wickets coming off it.
OUT! CAUGHT! Craig Williams departs now. He goes back on a duck. Full-length ball, on off. Williams throws his bat at it. The ball takes the outside edge and lobs towards backward point. Glenn Phillips pouches it comfortably. Boult has made a strong impact in the death overs.
Ruben Trumpelmann is the new man in.
WIDE! Full-length ball, wide outside off. Williams looks to chase it but misses. The umpire calls it as a wide.
Play and a miss! A wide yorker, outside off. Williams looks to push it out but misses.