ICC T20 World Cup : India ends their campaign on high, beats Namibia by 9 wickets

Led by half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, to back up three-fers by R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, India serenely pursued down the 133-run target – in 15.2 overs – to get a nine-wicket win over Namibia in a dead-elastic, in Dubai, on Monday.


What setting did this match hold?

Nothing according to the viewpoint of the competition. Yet, it was Virat Kohli’s last game as India’s T20I skipper, and the keep going for the effective instructing triplet of Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar. A triumph or rout didn’t mean much for either sides, however there were feelings in general. For Namibia, it was tied in with placing in another show deserving of consideration in a competition where they have fought at a surprisingly high level, wanting to move more individuals in the nation to take up the game.


One more great day for Rohit?

Indeed. Rohit Sharma was somewhat lucky regardless, when he looked the second chunk of his innings to the defender at short fine leg. The defender dropped the catch as well as permitted it to stream for a limit. Be that as it may, after a couple of hits and misses, the Indian opener tracked down his familiarity, and with it, a customary progression of limits.

He assumed the essential part in the initial association as they picked 54 runs in the powerplay. Through the course of his innings, Rohit likewise turned into the third player to indent up 3000 T20I pursues – Virat Kohli and Martin Guptill. He touched seven limits and two sixes through the course of his 37-ball stay, falling before long his second progressive 50 years of the competition, and 24th of his profession.

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What occurred after he was excused?

In any case, even as Rohit left after a 86-run opening stand, KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav didn’t permit Namibia to champion themselves in the challenge. Rahul, who looked scratchy almost immediately, released his familiar strokeplay before long Rohit’s fall. When he broke free, he was at his grand best, particularly with his flick shots. Suryakumar, elevated to No 3, set aside little effort to deliver his variety of strokes – regardless of whether it was the back to front shot over covers or an oar scoop, leaving the bowlers vulnerable with their arrangements.


How were Namibia with their innings?

Put in to bat, Michael van Lingen and Stephan Baard got Namibia to a consistent beginning without facing an excessive number of challenges. While van Lingen rushed to jump running wild balls, Baard was a touch more daring – smacking a half-volley by Shami for a six. The pair added 33 runs before van Lingen level batted Bumrah’s conveyance to Shami at mid off in the fifth over.


The bygone eras with Ashwin and Jadeja

Before the Scotland game, for almost four years, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja hadn’t been remembered for a similar XI for a white ball game. In any case, the veteran pair joined to wreck Namibia’s innings. On a pitch helping the lethargic bowlers, they kept a rope on their scoring rate as likewise warded breaking off wickets. For 11 overs at a stretch in the center overs, turn was utilized by Virat Kohli, and Namibia in that period figured out how to score just 62 runs and lost six wickets – three each for Ashwin and Jadeja.

Rahul Chahar, who got his first match of the competition, couldn’t force himself also and surrendered 30 runs in his spell. David Wiese, in explicit, had inconvenience against the leggie.

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Did Namibia recuperate?

Indeed. Indeed, even as Wiese stayed unbeaten when the spinners were out of activity, he was scattered by Bumrah’s more slow conveyance, which he scooped to Rohit at additional cover. In any case, Jan Frylinck and Ruben Trumpelmann gave some late prosper which helped the side to a genuinely aggressive 132 for 8, which in the end demonstrated excessively little for India’s top request.

Brief Scores: Namibia 132/8 in 20 overs (David Wiese 26, Stephan Baard 21; Ravindra Jadeja 3-16, R Ashwin 3-20) lost to India 136/1 in 15.2 overs (Rohit Sharma 56, KL Rahul 54*) by 9 wickets

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