Match Details

NAM vs ZIM 2nd T20, ZIM vs NAM 2023

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ZIM
200-520.0
Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets 🏆
NAM
20.0198-3
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S Raza Logo
S Raza Jersy

82

(35)

S Raza
82(35)
4s: 3
6s: 9
SR:234.29
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C Madande Logo
C Madande Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
SR:83.33
T Lungameni Logo
T Lungameni Jersy

0-45

(4.0)

T Lungameni

0-45(4.0)
Econ: 11.25
18th Over:
4
0
W
wd
1
6
0
 
= 12
Last Over:
0
0
2
1
2
1
 
= 6
This Over:
0
wd
6
6
1
1
4
 
= 19

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That's it from this thrilling second T20I between Namibia and Zimbabwe with the visitors coming out on top in the end and levelling the series at 1-1. Both teams will be back in action on Friday. Make sure you join us for the third game of this 5-match series on Friday. Plenty happening in our space and network across formats. Stay with us for all the action. 

For now, this is Ayan Chatterjee signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Saipavan Janaki alongside scorer/analyst Chandan Kumar Singh. Stay safe, happy, and cool. Goodnight and CHEERS!   
Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe Captain): "We are under the pump for most of the game and very good to cross the line, I think obviously coming into yesterday's game with an under cooking and we didn’t start off well today but guys are well with the bat today."
Gerhard Erasmus (Namibia Captain): "Yeah, we had there for the first 30 overs of the game, but unfortunately we didn't get our execution right in the last 6 overs. A lot of learnings to take from this. A good thing to see him (Lingen) playing that way, setting the platform for us at the top and also batting through the middle order are good."
Sikandar Raza (Player of the Match): "Listen that what we expected and nothing less in the country and winnings and losing don't matter. and we have 2 fantastic games and a long way to go"
08.59 PM IST: Time for the post match presentation...
8:51 PM IST, 5:21 PM Local Time: What a game we have had here and it is Sikandar Raza who has pulled out a rabbit out of the hat with this breath-taking performance as they win the game by 5 wickets off the final ball of the innings. Namibia will be heartbroken. It was their game and they let it slip big time in front of their home ground.  

Chasing 199 for an improbable win, Zimbabwe got off to a sedate start as Welch at the top scored 25 off 19 balls. Innocent Kaia struggled initially before stepping up and scoring 37 off 30 balls. Skipper Craig Ervine scored 10 off 12 balls. But then it was the Sikandar Raza show as he stole the match away from Namibia. He scored an unbeaten 82* off 36 balls and hit the winning runs in the end. Wessly Madhevere chipped in with a useful 23 off 12 balls as he fell towards the end. 11 extras given by the fielding side as Zimbabwe ended with 200/5 in 20 overs. 

Gerhard Erasmus was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2/29 in 4 overs. A wicket apiece for JJ Smit, Frylinck, and Loftie-Eaton. But they lost the plot towards the end under pressure and hence lost the match. 

Earlier in the game, Namibia were put into bat first by Zimbabwe. The hosts got off to a great start courtesy of their openers Michael Van Lingen and Davin. Lingen was the aggressor as he scored a quickfire 67 off 37 balls. Davin remained almost till the end as he scored 60 off 44 balls. Skipper Gerhard Erasmus scored 38 off 28 balls. JJ Smit remained unbeaten on 25* off 11 balls as Namibia ended with a mammoth 198/3 in 20 overs. 8 extras given by the fielding side. 

For Zimbabwe, Tendai Chatara and Ryan Burl picked up a wicket apiece while one wicket fell to a run out. A tough day for the bowlers today but Zimbabwe got the job done thanks to Raza. 

So, Zimbabwe win by 5 wickets to level the series 1-1. Stay tuned for the post-,match presentations.   
OVER 20
Zimbabwe
200/5
Sikandar Raza
82(35)
Clive Madande
5(6)
Tangeni Lungameni
0-45(4.0)
Sikandar Raza has done it for Zimbabwe as the visitors come out of nowhere to level the series here. You beauty Raza, he has single handedly taken his side over the line. 
19.6 T Lungameni to S Raza
4 WINNING RUNS!!! Raza finishes the game with a boundary! Raza does the job for Zimbabwe!! Fuller length delivery outside the off stump line, Raza makes some room and drives that through the point region. The ball beats the fielder and runs away for four runs. Zimbabwe win this game by 5 wickets and level the 5-match series at 1-1!
3 needed off 1 ball and 2 for a tie which means a super over. 
19.5 T Lungameni to C Madande
1 Length delivery on the outside the off stump line, Madande pushes that towards the short covers and steals a quick single.
Raza gets off strike as 4 needed off 2 balls. 
19.4 T Lungameni to S Raza
1 Single. Good length delivery on the leg stump line, Raza leans forward and whips that straight to the hands of the deep square leg fielder for a single.
Sikandar Raza is unbelievable. This is hitting of the highest quality. 5 needed off 3 balls. The match has swung and turned on its head. There is a mini conference amongst the fielding team. Raza is ready to go. Namibia taking their own sweet time to bowl their overs. The umpires are losing their patience as well. 
19.3 T Lungameni to S Raza
6 SIX MORE RUNS!!! Raza is doing his job!! Fuller length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Raza picks well and heaves that over the long on region for half a dozen runs.
19.2 T Lungameni to S Raza
6 SIX RUNS!!! Straight as an arrow!! Fuller length delivery on the fourth stump line, Raza steps out of the crease and lifts that over the bowler's head for the maximum.
19.2 T Lungameni to S Raza
WD Fuller delivery and outside the tramline this time. The umpire signals it as wide. 
A crucial dot ball as Raza falls over.  
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