Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That is their eighth win in the tournament in eight games and they have now qualified for the final of the World T20 Qualifier as well. Namibia now await the winner of the Ireland-Netherlands match as their next opponents.

Dawlat Zadran to Groenewald, OUT, Run-out and Afghanistan are through to the World T20! Namibia is bowled out for 99 in their chase of 147.

I Opperman run out (†Mohammad Shahzad) 15 (17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

18 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | NAM: 99/9 (48 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.50, RRR: 24.00)

  • Zhivago Groenewald1 (1b)
  • Ian Opperman15 (17b)
  • Aftab Alam4-0-25-4
  • Dawlat Zadran3-1-5-3
Aftab Alam to Groenewald, 1 run, Tailing into the batsman and it is defended away to the off-side.
Aftab Alam to Klazinga, OUT, Yorker and bowled! Full ball and it was as straight as it could get, most number 10 batsmen would have found it difficult to play that.

L Klazinga b Aftab Alam 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Aftab Alam to Opperman, 1 run, Length ball, defends on the back-foot and they scamper away for a run.
Aftab Alam to Klazinga, 1 run, Another yorker, he's bowling them at will now. He gets some bat on that and runs for a single.

96/8 and Afghanistan look like they will become the first to make it to the World T20 this year.

Aftab Alam to Erasmus, OUT, Bowled him! It is amazing that it took them so long toattempt something different. Tried to scoop it over fine-leg but he only managed to guide it to his stumps.

MG Erasmus b Aftab Alam 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Aftab Alam to Opperman, 1 run, Drives it straight to mid-off for a single

Getting into the realms of the improbable now.

17 | 5 Runs | NAM: 95/7 (52 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.58, RRR: 17.33)

  • Gerhard Erasmus2 (3b)
  • Ian Opperman13 (15b)
  • Dawlat Zadran3-1-5-3
  • Aftab Alam3-0-21-2
Dawlat Zadran to Erasmus, no run, Full-toss and he misses it totally. It has become a little hazy in Dubai but hardly an excuse to miss those full-tosses.
Dawlat Zadran to Opperman, 1 run, No room to free their arms, this is superb bowling from Zadran. Follows the batsman and pitches it right up.
Dawlat Zadran to Erasmus, 1 run, Slashed away to the third-man region but gets only a run.
Dawlat Zadran to Opperman, 1 run, Excellent yorker that would have tested most batsmen around the world. Dig ito out and gets it to short-cover.
Dawlat Zadran to Erasmus, 1 run, Another quick one short of a length and the batsman is able to defend it away for a run.
Dawlat Zadran to Opperman, 1 leg bye, Goes for another wild slog but the pace is too good for the batsmen.

57 required from four.

16 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | NAM: 90/7 (57 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.62, RRR: 14.25)

  • Ian Opperman11 (12b)
  • Aftab Alam3-0-21-2
  • Izatullah Dawlatzai4-0-27-1
Aftab Alam to Viljoen, OUT, Bowled him! Pitched right and with the required-rate touching 14, he had no option but to attempt that hoick that he did. Unfortunately for him, it sneaks through and the timber is all over the place.

C Viljoen b Aftab Alam 15 (12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Aftab Alam to Opperman, 1 run,

Short of the length and the batsman tried to go for a pull. There was no mid-wicket in place but could not get it away.

Change in ball, the previous one seems to have gone out of shape.

Aftab Alam to Viljoen, 1 run, Attempted yorker-turned-full-toss but the batsman does not get it off the middle. Only a single.

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Namibia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0G SnymanR van Schoor
2nd1G SnymanLP van der Westhuizen
3rd12LP van der WesthuizenCG Williams
4th5SF BurgerLP van der Westhuizen
5th45SF BurgerNRP Scholtz
6th2SF BurgerI Opperman
7th25C ViljoenI Opperman
8th6I OppermanMG Erasmus
9th2L KlazingaI Opperman
10th1I OppermanZ Groenewald