India 136/1 (15.2) – Namibia 132/8 (20). The closing game of the T20 World Cup Super 12 stage finished quite predictably. After India won the toss, their captain, Virat Kohli, decided to bowl first. That was a logical decision relying on the existing conditions: the Men in Blue were ready to chase a weaker team.
Nonetheless, Namibia looked pretty well while batting. They scored 132 runs against a strong opponent, although losing eight wickets. Moreover, at the beginning of the second inning, they stopped KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma to keep their ball/run rate close to 1. However, both Indian leading batters still hit a half-century with only one wicket lost in the middle of the second inning.
India predictably grabbed their third win, but this match meant nothing to them after New Zealand overcame Afghanistan. The Kiwis made the most important step in the clash against India and didn’t allow the Blues to reach the playoff. A disappointing outcome for India, which ended with a relaxed victory over Namibia. Want to know more about cricket and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to cricket14.in and receive the latest updates to your email.