Match Details

ENG vs NAM 34th Match, T20 WC 2024

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England won by 41 runs (DLS METHOD) 🏆
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G Erasmus Logo
G Erasmus Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
JJ Smit Logo
JJ Smit Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
J Archer Logo
J Archer Jersy



J Archer

Econ: 7.50
8th Over:
= 20
Last Over:
= 9
This Over:
= 4

Player of the Match

Harry Brook Logo
Harry Brook Jersy
Harry Brook
NAMNAM - 2nd Innings
4 Over 3124
ENGENG - 1st Innings
4 Over 4629
6 Over 4852


Inn 1
Inn 2
That's all from this rain-hit encounter, folks! England are still alive in this T20 World Cup, and their eyes are now on the outcome of the Australia vs. Scotland game. A win for Australia will secure England's spot in the Super 8s, while a win for Scotland will knock the English side out of this marquee tournament. 

For now, this is Deepak Prakash signing off on behalf of co-commentator Ninaad Dixit and scorer/analyst Paras Yadav. CHEERS! 
David Wiese for Namibia in T20Is:

34 Matches
532 Runs
35 Wickets
David Wiese in T20 internationals:

53 Matches
597 Runs
58 Wickets
BREAKING: Namibia skipper Gerhard Erasmus has confirmed David Wiese has played his last game for Namibia!
Jos Buttler (England Captain): "Big relief. It was certainly a stressful day with the rain coming down, but I thought we put in a really good performance. I think everyone managed the situation well. We were well-prepared when we did play and performed admirably. 

Yeah, I thought that was a really good score on that wicket. After I got out, I was thinking 85 or 90 might be a really good score, considering how the ball was sticking in the wicket. Credit to Bairstow and Brook for their fantastic partnership, with great cameos from Moeen and Livi as well. 

We obviously had the two games rained out in England against Pakistan, and then the Scotland game. But I think everyone has dealt with everything that's been thrown at us really well. We've done all we can do, and now we'll see what happens.

(if they will be rooting for Australia for a night) Absolutely (wears a cheeky smile)."
Gerhard Erasmus (Namibia Captain): "It was a steep chase and still felt bowling first was the right way to go about it. Wiese doesn't wanna open probably we will get him early quicker but unfortunately it was his last game which is a great moment for him to have performed like that.

Massive impact in terms of the level of cricket he brought to our circle. He is a great guy on the field in terms of performance but off the field he is someone whom we have learnt a lot from.

You have to be disappointed for not crossing the line but coming to international events for a country like ours its a massive and exposure gained is gold dust.

Definitely think so, you get better every time you get exposure. It will translate in wins in the future. We need to play more and more of the high level competitions."
Harry Brook (Player of the Match): "Lot of anxiety going around and thankfully it stopped and we got the game going on. We took a bit of information with our batting. We knew its going to be tough for them to bat as the pitch was wearing a bit.

There was some spin in the middle as well, I wasn't sure how it will come off so I tried to stick in there and I got a few runs. Bairstow was just trying to smack it. He was gonna hit a few sixes after those dot balls, he bowled beautifully.

Hopefully I can stay up for the game tonight (Australia - Scotland)."
Harry Brook is the player of the match!
3:27 AM IST, 17:57 Local Time: A comprehensive victory for England in the rain-hit game, and with this 41-run (DLS) victory over Namibia, they move to number two on the Group B points table. Jos Buttler and Co. keep their hopes alive in this mega event, and the outcome of the Australia vs. Scotland match will decide their fate in advancing to the Super 8s.

Namibia won the toss and invited England to bat first in the rain-curtailed 11-over game, which was further reduced to a 10-over contest to a brief rain break in the first innings. Phil Salt (11) and Jos Buttler (0) departed cheaply but Bairstow (31) and Harry Brook (47*) forged 56 runs for the third wicket and put batting back on track. 

Moeen Ali (16) and Livingstone's 4-ball 13 runs at the tail end of the innings helped England post 122/5, with the DLS target for Namibia adjusted to 126 runs in 10 overs. 

Trumpelmann finished with 2/31 with Wiese (1/6) and Bernard Scholtz (1/24) taking a wicket apiece.

Michael van Lingen (33) and Nikolaas Davin (18) spearheaded the innings for Namibia but the pair looked sluggish in the middle, struggling to score runs at a decent pace. Davin has retired out to bring David Wiese on the crease, who played a cameo of 27 runs off 12 balls. Despite his efforts, Namibia failed to get anywhere close to England's total, managing to score only 84/3 in 10 overs. 

Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan shared a wicket apiece for England. 

Stay tuned for the post-match presentation...
Gerhard Erasmus
JJ Smit
Jofra Archer
9.6 J Archer to G Erasmus
0 Short and slow at 120.8 kph, off stump line. Erasmus looks to slap it over the keeper's head. Goes for the reverse but fails to connect. Buttler collects it on the bounce, England keep their hopes alive for the Super 8s!
9.5 J Archer to J Smit
1lb 139.1 kph. Yorker swinging on the pads. Smit gets hit on the back leg. Ball travels in the backward point region where a leg bye is collected.
9.5 J Archer to J Smit
WD Short and outside the off stump. Big swing and a miss, the ball passes over Smit's head. Wide signaled.
New batter on crease
  • RUNS848
  • SR145.00
  • AVG35.00
JJ Smit strides out to bat next.