India thrash Namibia in Kohli's last game as T20 skipper

By: AFP      Published: 07:02 PM, 8 Nov, 2021
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Namibia's players greet India's KL Rahul (2R) and Suryakumar Yadav (3R) at the end of the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between India and Namibia

Already-eliminated India beat Namibia by nine wickets in Virat Kohli's last match as Twenty20 captain in their final group game of the World Cup on Monday.

India, who bowed out of the tournament on Sunday, rode on a 87-run opening stand between Rohit Sharma (56) and KL Rahul, who made an unbeaten 54, to reach their target of 133 in 15.2 overs in Dubai.

India finished the tournament with three wins from five Super 12 matches but missed out on the semi-finals.

India v Namibia T20 World Cup scoreboard

Namibia

S. Baard lbw b Jadeja                    21

M. van Lingen c Shami b Bumrah           14

C. Williams st Pant b Jadeja              0

G. Erasmus c Pant b Ashwin               12

J. Nicol Loftie-Eaton c Sharma b Ashwin   5

D. Wiese c Rohit b Bumrah                26

JJ Smit c Rohit b Jadeja                  9

Z. Green b Ashwin                         0

J. Frylinck not out                      15

R. Trumpelmann not out                   13

Extras (lb8, nb1, w8)                    17

Total (8 wickets, 20 overs)             132

Did not bat: Bernard Scholtz 

Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Van Lingen, 2-34 (Williams), 3-39 (Baard), 4-47 (Nicol Loftie-Eaton), 5-72 (Erasmus), 6-93 (JJ Smit), 7-94 (Green), 8-117 (Wiese)

Bowling: Shami 4-0-39-0 (w2), Bumrah 4-0-19-2 (w1), Ashwin 4-0-20-3 (w5), Jadeja 4-0-16-3, Chahar 4-0-30-0 (nb1)

India (target 133)

KL Rahul not out                         54

R. Sharma c Green b Frylinck             56

S. Yadav not out                         25   

Extras (lb1)                              1

Total (1 wicket, 15.2 overs)            136

Did not bat: V. Kohli, R. Pant, H. Pandya, R. Jadeja, R. Ashwin, M. Shami, J. Bumrah, R. Chahar 

Fall of wicket: 1-86 (Rohit)

Bowling: Trumpelmann 3-0-26-0, Wiese 2-0-18-0, Scholtz 1-0-11-0, Smit 2-0-17-0, Frylinck 2-0-19-1, Loftie-Eaton 4-0-31-0, van Lingen 1.2-0-13-0

Toss: India

Result: India won by nine wickets

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