Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Live Cricket Score - India vs Namibia, Super 12, T20 WC 2021. This is set to be Virat Kohli's last match as India's T20I captain
This is set to be Virat Kohli's last match as India's T20I captain
Half-centuries by Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul to back up the three-fers by R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja has helped India to a comfortable 9-wicket victory. It didn't have much value though from the tournament's perspective. But it was reflective of what India would've wanted to put on display. With this consolatory win, Virat Kohli's tenure as India's T20I captain comes to an end, so as that of the hugely successful coaching trio of Ravi Shastri, R Sridhar and Bharat Arun – who unfortunately won't have an ICC trophy to display. Namibia, on the other hand, may have been outplayed today but captain Gerhard Erasmus believes their campaign will inspire more people in the country to take up the sport. No heartbreaks today, yet an emotional end to the Super 12 stage.
Even after the dismissal of Rohit Sharma, there has been no lack of grace at the crease. KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav are taking India closer to the target with some sublime strokeplay.
HALF CENTURYRohit Sharma has brought his 24th T20I fifty. Maybe it has all come a little too late for his team, but it is still worth a watch – as delightful as expected from the Indian opener.
54 runs in the powerplay for India.Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are going strong again
3000 runs for Rohit Sharma. He becomes the third player to reach the landmark after Virat Kohli and Martin Guptill.
DROPPED Rohit Sharma has been dropped off the second ball. Trying to play a leg glance, he hits the ball straight to the fielder at short fine leg. Not only does the fielder drop it, but the ball also races away to the boundary.
Despite a strong start, and a fairly good finish, Namibia were limited to 132 for 8 – largely due to a tight spell from Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin in the middle overs. The spin duo revived old memories of bowling in limited overs and cramping the opposition. They returned three wickets each to ensure that India have a fairly comfortable target to chase.
R Ashwin has wrpped up his spell with 3 wickets as well. David Wiese has survived. Can he now power them in the death overs?
KASHISH @crickashish217 ‘Could be' Ashwin's last T20I spell for India. 02:16 PM • Nov 11, 2021
DEEPU SAYS: This is the first time in this world cup a team has used spin in all nine overs between overs 7 & 15
Ravindra Jadeja completes his tight four-over spell – 3 for 16
The Indian spinners have derailed Namibia's innings after the openers – Michael van Lingen and Stephan Baard – provided them a quick start. Ravindra Jadeja has struck twice, while R Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah have scalped a wicket each.
Vedant Baranwal @awokebhakt @NeecheSeTopper But that six by Baard against Shami was so good. Was definitely a treat to watch. ✨ 02:38 PM • Nov 11, 2021
TOSS: India have won the toss and elected to field. They have come in with a three-pronged spin attack. Rahul Chahar gets his first game of the world cup.
India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Namibia (Playing XI): Stephan Baard, Michael van Lingen, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (c), Zane Green (wk), David Wiese, Jan Frylinck, JJ Smit, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz
Hello and welcome to the last match of T20 WC 2021's Super 12. Following New Zealand's win over Afghanistan on Sunday, the match between India and Namibia holds little significance from the perspective of the tournament. However, for all that it's worth at an emotional level, this will be the last match for India's hugely successful coaching trio of Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar, as also Virat Kohli last match as T20I captain.
On the other hand, even as Namibia will have a last shot at impressing the many watchers of T20 cricket – the larger fan base and the T20 franchise owners around the world. They have punched above their weight and several individuals have given strong impressions of their talents. They get one final shot night, in Dubai.
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While we wait for the toss, you can check out our match preview: Bittersweet Monday evening awaits eliminated India