Match Details

NAM vs ZIM 3rd T20, ZIM vs NAM 2023

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ZIM
144-418.4
Zimbabwe won by 6 wickets 🏆
NAM
20.0138-6
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W Madhevere Logo
W Madhevere Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 1
SR:157.14
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R Burl Logo
R Burl Jersy

15

(16)

R Burl
15(16)
4s: 1
6s: 0
SR:93.75
B Shikongo Logo
B Shikongo Jersy

1-28

(2.4)

B Shikongo

1-28(2.4)
Econ: 10.50
16th Over:
1
0
4
1
1
1
 
= 8
17th Over:
6
1
4
1
0
2
 
= 14
Last Over:
1
2
W
0
0
1
 
= 4
This Over:
2
2
0
6
 
= 10
ZIMZIM - 2nd Innings
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6 Over 4443
10 Over 7071
15 Over 113108
NAMNAM - 1st Innings
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6 Over 5436
10 Over 6662
15 Over 102103
20 Over 153138

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We bid adieu to this enthralling clash between Zimbabwe and Namibia. Zimbabwe's triumph today has propelled them into a 2-1 lead in this 5-match T20I series, setting the stage for more thrilling encounters ahead.

On behalf of myself, Deepak Prakash, and our meticulous scorer/analyst Raju Khariya, this is Hitesh Peddurwar bidding you farewell. As the weekend approaches, we wish you safety and joy. Until next time, stay well and enjoy the thrill of the game!
Craig Ervine(Zimbabwe Captain):  "It took us a bit of time to get used to the slowness of the surface. The way Raza has batted is really good, he has done for us in the past and doing us now too. The supporters were really good, I wanna thank them. We need to work hard for the game on Sunday, we need to get adapted to the slowness of the surface. If we bowl first we need to restrict them to a low total and if we bat first we need to get runs anywhere around 145 to 150."
Sikandar Raza(Player of the Match): "I don't think the wicket was as good as the other one. The wicket was slow and there was an uneven bounce. It was not a 160 surface. I thought of taking my time and took ones and twos and tried to hit the bad bowls for boundaries. Form is a funny thing, form is something that is with the state of the mind. I am trying to be in good sate of mind and I am trying to help the bowlers with my inputs."
Player of the Match: Sikandar Raza
20:45 IST, 17:15 Local Time| Madhevere takes his team over the line!!! Zimbabwe have chased down the total with 8 balls remaining and have won this game by 6 wickets. With this victory they lead the 5 match T20I series by 2-1.

Namibia won the toss and opted to bat first, but their top order struggled, losing three wickets during the powerplay - Michael van Lingen, Nikolaas Davin, and Gerhard Erasmus were out early. Jan Frylinck and JP Kotze stabilized the innings with a 67-run partnership. Frylinck made 41 before being dismissed by Madhevere. Kotze contributed 31 runs, and JJ Smit's unbeaten 24 helped Namibia reach 138/6 in 20 overs.

Zimbabwe's Luke Jongwe took two wickets, while Ngarava, Ndlovu, Mumba, and Madhevere each took one wicket.

In their pursuit, Zimbabwe faced early setbacks as opener Nick Welch showed aggression but fell victim to Ben Shikongo's bowling after a promising start. Skipper Craig Ervine partnered with Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, contributing 33 runs before Ervine departed at 17.

Tinashe played a crucial innings, scoring 36 runs, and combined with Sikandar Raza for a 37-run partnership. Raza impressed with a brilliant 52 before getting dismissed. Ryan Burl's unbeaten 15 and Wessly Madhever's quick cameo of 11* runs ensured Zimbabwe's victory.

Namibia's bowlers, including Shikongo, Gerhard Erasmus, Handre Klazinge, and Jan Frylinck, each took a wicket, but Zimbabwe's steady partnerships and composed batting led them to a comfortable win.

Stay tuned with us for the post-match presentation ceremony!!!

18.4 B Shikongo to W Madhevere
6 SIX! Madhevere finishes things in style! Zimbabwe win by 6 wickets and 8 balls to spare to go 2-1 up in the series. Low full toss on the middle stump line. Madhevere accepts the freebie and tonks it straight over the long-on for a biggie to finish the game. 
18.3 B Shikongo to W Madhevere
0 Short of a length delivery outside off. Madhevere hoicks across the line of the ball but misses. 
Scores are level now!!!
18.2 B Shikongo to W Madhevere
2 Back of a length angling into the batter, Madhevere pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. The scores are level now. 
18.1 B Shikongo to W Madhevere
2 Over the wicket. Short of a length delivery outside off. Madhevere cuts at it and gets the outside edge of the bat. The ball rolls down to deep third man for a couple of runs. 
OVER 18
Zimbabwe
134/4
Ryan Burl
15(16)
Wessly Madhevere
1(3)
Handre Klazinge
1-17(2.0)
17.6 H Klazinge to W Madhevere
1 Full-length around off. Madhevere drives it off the toe end of the bat towards mid-off and sneaks a single. 
17.5 H Klazinge to W Madhevere
0 Drags the length back nipping into the stumps. Madhevere covers the line of the ball and defends it with a full face of the bat. 
17.4 H Klazinge to W Madhevere
0 Full and around off. Madhevere drives and gets it off the outer half of the bat towards backward point for none. 
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  • MATCHES49
  • RUNS965
  • SR120.00
  • AVG21.00
Wessly Madhevere walks out to bat.
17.3 H Klazinge to S Raza
W WICKET! Good catch in the deep! Full-length around off-stump line. Raza makes room and looks to heave it over cover but fails to generate enough power on it. The ball flies towards deep cover and the fielder in the deep runs in, puts a full-length dive, and takes a good catch. 
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