Match Details

NAM vs ZIM 5th T20, ZIM vs NAM 2023

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ZIM
93-1019.2
Namibia won by 8 runs 🏆
NAM
18.4101-10
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17th Over:
2
4
1
4
1
1
 
= 13
18th Over:
1
1
1
W
1
2
 
= 6
Last Over:
1
4
1
1
1W
W
 
= 8
This Over:
0
W
 
= 0
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Player of the Match

JJ Smit
3/14
29(28)
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JJ Smit Jersy
R(B)4S6SSR
0 (0)3 (5)0 0 0 0 0.00 60.00
P'ship : 0(0)
Last Wkt :   Ainsley Ndlovu 3(5)
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1-313.2 9.30
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ZIMZIM - 2nd Innings
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6 Over 4416
10 Over 3931
NAMNAM - 1st Innings
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6 Over 4725
10 Over 5352
20 Over 130101

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So that marks the end to our coverage of the decider T-20 match of the series between Namibia and Zimbabwe where Namibia won the contest by 8 runs to win the series by 3-2 margin.

For now, this is Saptak Sanyal signing off alongside my co-commentator Ayan Chatterjee and our scorer/analyst Raju Khariya. Stay safe and keep CREXing. Good night!
Team Namibia is in the middle to collect the trophy from the umpires. Gerhard Erasmus collects the trophy and calls his team to pose for a picture. This has been a terrific series for them.
Player of the Series- Sikandar Raza

Nikolaas Davin: "Very pleased with my work and looking forward to the qualifier ahead. Happy with how I went."  
Nikolaas Davin is the highest scorer in the tournament.  
Gerhard Erasmus(Best Bowler of the Tournament)- "I think the conditions assisted spin bowling and I tried to bowl in control. I worked on my bowling variations alongside the stock ball and luckily I got the results as a spinner."
JJ Smit (Player of the Match): "Yes, Thank You. Yes, I bowled well and new dimensions to my game is the bowling."  
Gerhard Erasmus(Namibia Captain)- "Both the sides wanted to play good cricket in the International stage and we got the victory by 3-2 margin and that's good for us. I think preparation ahead of the series remains very important and we did it well and got the results. We made a few changes in the top order and got the results. We got a few boxes ticked. We are really happy to get J J Smit back and he has been terrific for us throughout the series."
Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe Captain): "I thought 101 was gettable. But the wicket was tough. It was a good preparation for us and we are fully prepared. It's been a good work out for us and we are happy with what we got out of the series. We tried our best but they deserved the win."   
Time for the presentations. 
21:36 IST and 18:06 Local Time | Namibia clinched an excellent series victory over Zimbabwe by defeating them by 8 runs in the decider match of the series. They did better in few phases of the match and that was enough for them to get better of Zimbabwe. It will surely remain as one of the most memorable victories in the Namibian Cricket History!

After batting first, Namibia got off to a shaky start Michael Van Lingen(0) and Gerhard Erasmus(6) got out early. But Nikolaas Davin and Jan Frylinck steadied the ship to give their team some run. They both scored 19 runs. J J Smit was the top scorer of the first innings with 29 runs with the help of a boundary and a couple of sixes. Zane Green played a good cameo of 17 runs to help his team go past the 100 run mark.

For Zimbabwe, Sikandar Raza took 4 wickets and was the star of the bowling attack. Tendai Chatara took three wickets and bowled really tight. Richard Ngarava scalped two wickets also.

Coming to chase the 102 run target, Zimbabwe were in a tough situation losing 4 wickets of Innocent Kaia , Craig Ervine, Wessly Madhevere and Sikandar Raza. They were in trouble as they lost 4 wickets inside 15 runs. But Nick Welch and Ryan Burl played watchfully and Zimbabwe reached to 31 run after the 10th over. Then they started taking the bowlers on. Nick Welch scored 23 before departing and Ryan Burl made a slow 19. The game was inclined to Zimbabwe but then, Clive Madande and Luke Jongwe stepped up and reduced the equation to 20 from 14 balls when Clive departed scoring 16. But then, Luke Jongwe continued to hit boundaries and scored 24 off 16 balls. But in the penultimate over, he went on to take an unnecessary second run and got run out. After that, Zimbabwe were unable to bounce back and their lower order got demolished by the Namibia pacers as they got out for 93, falling just 8 runs short.

J J Smit and Bernard Scholtz picked up three wickets each and were instrumental for Namibia to win the decider. Tangeni Lungameni, Gerhard Erasmus and Jan Frylinck also scalped a wicket each.

Stick around for the presentation ceremony.
WOWWWWWWWWWWWW! What a win for Namibia! They kept their nerves cool till the end and clinched the low scoring final in style. Ainsley Ndlovu top edges a slower ball to short fine leg and Lungameni takes it comfortably. 
19.2 J Frylinck to A Ndlovu
W WICKET! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Namibia wins this by 8 runs. Length delivery angling in, Ndlovu goes for the big one and gets the height and not the distance. The fielder at short fine leg settles underneath it and backpedals to take the catch here. Ndlovu departs as Zimbabwe have been bowled out for 93 in 19.2 overs.  
19.1 J Frylinck to A Ndlovu
0 Back of a length delivery outside off, Ndlovu swings and misses to the keeper. 
Jan Frylinck with the final over! Can he restrict 9 runs?
OVER 19
Zimbabwe
93/9
Tendai Chatara
0(0)
Ainsley Ndlovu
3(3)
JJ Smit
3-14(4.0)
batting
New batter on crease
Career
  • MATCHES53
  • RUNS49
  • SR74.00
  • AVG8.00
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