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Afghanistan vs Namibia, 27th Match, Group 2 at Abu Dhabi, T20 World Cup, Oct 31 2021 - Full Scorecard

27th Match, Group 2, Abu Dhabi, October 31, 2021, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(20 ov, T:161) 98/9

Afghanistan won by 62 runs

Player Of The Match
Cricinfo's MVP
69.48 ptsImpact List
Afghanistan Innings
Namibia Innings
Match Flow
Afghanistan  (20 ovs maximum)
c van Lingen b Smit33273142122.22
c Scholtz b Trumpelmann45335932136.36
lbw b Loftie-Eaton48150050.00
c van Lingen b Trumpelmann31234631134.78
lbw b Loftie-Eaton711171063.63
not out 32172451188.23
not out 11500100.00
Extras(lb 1, w 6)7
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.00)160/5
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Hazratullah Zazai, 6.4 ov), 2-68 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 9.5 ov), 3-89 (Mohammad Shahzad, 12.4 ov), 4-113 (Najibullah Zadran, 15.4 ov), 5-148 (Asghar Afghan, 18.6 ov)
12.4 to Mohammad Shahzad, caught at fly slip. Fuller around off, Shahzad moves towards the off side, gets low and tries to help it over the keeper's head. But all he gets is a top edge, near the toe end of the bat and a simply catch for Scholtz, who had to take only a step and a half to his left. 89/3
18.6 to Asghar Afghan, moves across and looks to go over short fine leg but the bowler bowls it full outside off. Asghar adjusts to scoop it over short third man but ends up playing straight into the hands of backward point. The Namibia players are congratulating him for a wonderful career, a pat on the back from Nabi too. He raises his bat as he leaves, and there's a guard of honour from the Afghanistan players as he crosses the boundary line. 148/5
6.4 to Hazratullah Zazai, holes out to deep square leg and Smit breaks the opening stand! This was very similar to the last ball Smit bowled to Zazai, this time the batter takes the aerial route to swipe the short of length ball to the leg side and finds the fielder there for a comfortable catch. 53/1
9.5 to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, loud appeal for lbw as the full ball strikes him in front, given out, and Gurbaz reviews it! It's tossed up, hits him right in front as he misses the sweep and the third umpire is checking UltraEdge, nothing there, so time for ball-tracking. Pitching around off, going straight and he's gone!. 68/2
15.4 to Najibullah Zadran, Given lbw but Najib reviews. A length ball on the stumps, misses the flick and is rapped on the pads. An appeal for lbw and the finger goes up. No inside edge there, the ball landed around off and spun in to hit in front of middle and would have gone on to hit middle and leg. Najib has to walk back here, Afghanistan lose a review as well. 113/4
Namibia  (T: 161 runs from 20 ovs)
c sub (Usman Ghani) b Naveen-ul-Haq1340033.33
c Hamid Hassan b Naveen-ul-Haq1181401137.50
b Gulbadin Naib1416250187.50
b Hamid Hassan1214411085.71
b Rashid Khan17120014.28
b Hamid Hassan2630462086.66
c †Mohammad Shahzad b Hamid Hassan033000.00
c Mohammad Nabi b Naveen-ul-Haq614170042.85
c & b Gulbadin Naib3590060.00
not out 1291820133.33
not out 611130054.54
Extras(lb 2, w 4)6
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 4.90)98/9
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Craig Williams, 0.4 ov), 2-16 (Michael van Lingen, 2.4 ov), 3-29 (Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, 5.2 ov), 4-36 (Zane Green, 7.1 ov), 5-56 (Gerhard Erasmus, 10.3 ov), 6-56 (JJ Smit, 10.6 ov), 7-69 (Jan Frylinck, 14.5 ov), 8-77 (Pikky Ya France, 15.6 ov), 9-80 (David Wiese, 16.5 ov)
0.4 to CG Williams, it's a skier and mid-on gets both hands under it easily. Williams went after the fulish delivery with a big swing, didn't middle it at all, and that went a long way into the blue sky before the fielder pouched it easily. 2/1
2.4 to M van Lingen, Naveen's clever slower ball gets him his second! van Lingen gave him the charge and Naveen replied by taking the pace off the ball on the leg side, and all van Lingen could do was go through with the swing on leg but his slow bat speed showed he knew he had mistimed it, and it resulted in a leading edge to square leg. 16/2
14.5 to JN Frylinck, Naveen picks up his third. Fuller outside off, lofted but hardly any power behind it. Ends up skying towards mid-off where Nabi settles under it. 69/7
10.3 to MG Erasmus, floors the Namibia captain with a searing yorker. Full, right in the blockhole. Erasmus looks to jam his bat it but misses, and the ball crashes into the leg stump. That's a big wicket for Afghanistan. 56/5
10.6 to JJ Smit, Hassan gets another. A short of length delivery outside off, Smit looks to stay away from it, tries to withdraws his bat but the ball hits the gloves and goes into Shahzad's mitts. Up goes the finger. Only Wiese standing between Afghanistan and victory. 56/6
16.5 to D Wiese, another yorker, another wicket. Hassan has added another dimension to this Afghanistan attack. This one tails in, Wiese looks to get his bat on it but all he manages an inside edge that clatters into the stumps. 80/9
5.2 to JN Loftie-Eaton, misses the heave off the slower ball at 102kmh, and Namibia lose their third! Loftie-Eaton wanted to go big on the leg side, probably expecting a quicker one after the slower ball earlier, but this one's another slower ball, and he misses the swing completely to lose the top of his leg stump. 29/3
15.6 to HN Ya France, another slower one. This time a touch fuller. Ya France goes for the slog only to top-edge it right up. Naib settles under it himself. 77/8
7.1 to ZE Green, gets a wicket first ball, Rashid Khan takes off with his airplane celebration! Not the best shot to face Rashid first ball but Green goes across a long way for an unorthodox paddle sweep and he misses the ball on the stumps completely. 36/4
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  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 50 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 5.6 overs (36 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (Hazratullah Zazai 32, Mohammad Shahzad 17, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 68/2 in 9.5 overs (Mohammad Shahzad 30)
  • Over 9.5: Review by Afghanistan (Batting), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batter - Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Struck down)
  • Over 13.6: Review by Namibia (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batter - Najibullah Zadran (Struck down)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 14.1 overs (85 balls), Extras 3
  • Over 15.4: Review by Afghanistan (Batting), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batter - Najibullah Zadran (Struck down)
  • Over 16.2: Review by Namibia (Bowling), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batter - Mohammad Nabi (Struck down)
  • Afghanistan: 150 runs in 19.1 overs (115 balls), Extras 7
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan - 160/5 in 20.0 overs (Mohammad Nabi 32, Gulbadin Naib 1)
  • Namibia innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 29 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Over 3.1: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batter - JN Loftie-Eaton (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Namibia: 50 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Namibia - 55/4 in 10.0 overs (MG Erasmus 12, D Wiese 14)
Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 1380
Match days31 October 2021 - day (20-over match)
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Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsAfghanistan 2, Namibia 0
Win Probability
AFG 100%
100%50%100%AFG InningsNAM Innings

Over 20 • NAM 98/9

Afghanistan won by 62 runs
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