result
3rd place play-off, Dubai, Nov 2 2019, ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier
(18.2/20 ov, target 136)108
Ireland won by 27 runs
player of the match
Simi Singh
Ireland
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Ireland's spinners help seal third place in low-scoring game

Gareth Delany and Simi Singh helped reduce Namibia to 20 for 3 in the Powerplay as Ireland defended 136

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Scorer: Chandan
Commentator: Binoy George
Scorecard summary
Ireland135/10(19.1 overs)
JJ Smit3/19(3.1)
Namibia108/10(18.2 overs)

Ireland win by 27 runs and takes the 3rd spot.

18.2
W
Adair to Shikongo, OUT

chips it straight to short extra cover and taken by Balbirnie. Ireland win!!!

Ben Shikongo c Balbirnie b Adair 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
18.1
1
Adair to Scholtz, 1 run

plays through mid-on.

end of over 181 run • 2 wickets
NAM: 107/9CRR: 5.94 • RRR: 14.50 • Need 29 from 12b
Bernard Scholtz1 (2)
Boyd Rankin3-0-17-2
Craig Young1-0-8-0
17.6
W
Rankin to Groenewald, OUT

chips it in the air to mid-on and taken.

Zhivago Groenewald c O'Brien b Rankin 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
17.5
Rankin to Groenewald, no run

pulls it to mid-on, a dot ball.

17.4
1
Rankin to Scholtz, 1 run

steers it down to thirdman.

17.3
Rankin to Scholtz, no run

plays with an angled bat behind point, the non-striker takes off, the throw strikes the stumps, the batsman gets back in time.

17.2
W
Rankin to Smit, OUT

lovely delivery to peg back the stumps. Gives himself too much room and misses the drive.

JJ Smit b Rankin 10 (13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 76.92

30 runs required from 17 balls.

17.1
Rankin to Smit, no run

cuts and misses.

end of over 178 runs
NAM: 106/7CRR: 6.23 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 30 from 18b
JJ Smit10 (11)
Zhivago Groenewald2 (4)
Craig Young1-0-8-0
Simi Singh4-0-25-3
16.6
1
Young to Smit, 1 run

in the block-hole, squeezed out square on the off side.

16.5
6
Young to Smit, SIX runs

pulls in the air over cow corner.

16.4
Young to Smit, no run

swing and a miss.

16.3
1
Young to Groenewald, 1 run

driven down the ground through mid-off.

16.2
Young to Groenewald, no run

plays to the off side to extra cover.

16.1
Young to Groenewald, no run

turns it to the onside.

end of over 165 runs • 1 wicket
NAM: 98/7CRR: 6.12 • RRR: 9.50 • Need 38 from 24b
Zhivago Groenewald1 (1)
JJ Smit3 (8)
Simi Singh4-0-25-3
Mark Adair3-0-8-1
15.6
1
Simi Singh to Groenewald, 1 run

pushes in the air to the off side.

15.5
W
Simi Singh to Viljoen, OUT

a leading edge, lobs up to short midwicket and taken by Adair.

Christi Viljoen c Adair b Simi Singh 4 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80
15.4
2
Simi Singh to Viljoen, 2 runs

hits it in the air to the sweeper cover.

15.3
1
Simi Singh to Smit, 1 run

plays it behind point to the deep.

15.2
1
Simi Singh to Viljoen, 1 run

plays down the ground to wide long on.

15.1
Simi Singh to Viljoen, no run

reverse sweeps to short fine leg.

Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossIreland, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Simi Singh
Simi Singh
Series resultIreland won the 3rd place play-off
Match numberT20I no. 996
Hours of play (local time)14.10 start, First Session 14.10-15.35, Interval 15.35-15.55, Second Session 15.55-17.20
Match days02 November 2019 - day match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Alex Wharf
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Allahudien Paleker
Reserve Umpire
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Rashid Riaz
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe