Team India ends its journey with victory, defeats Namibia by 9 wickets

Team India Defeat Namibia: Team India has ended its journey in the T20 World Cup with a win. They defeated Namibia by 9 wickets in the match played at Dubai International Stadium on Monday. Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and invited Namibia to bat first. In front of the tight bowling of Indian bowlers, Namibia could score 132 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 8 wickets.

India achieved the target of 133 runs in 15.2 overs for the loss of 1 wicket. Opener KL Rahul 54 and Suryakumar Yadav remained unbeaten on 25. Vice-captain Rohit Sharma played an innings of 56 runs. With this, Virat Kohli ended his captaincy in the T20 format with a win.

Jadeja and Ashwin’s pair did wonders

Earlier, due to the magic of Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, India restricted Namibia to a score of 132 runs for 8 wickets. Jadeja took three for 16 while Ashwin took three for 20. Jasprit Bumrah also took 2 wickets for 19 runs. For Namibia, David Wisey (26) and opener Stephen Bard (21) only managed to cross the 20-run mark.

In his 50th and final match as captain of India’s T20 International team, Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl, followed by Michael van Lingen (14) hitting Bumrah for two fours in the second over while Stefan Bard (21) struck. Gave the team a positive start by hitting a six on Mohammed Shami. However, Lingen, in an attempt to hit the bouncing ball off Bumrah, gave a simple catch to Shami at mid-off.

In the next over, Jadeja stumped Craig Williams at the hands of Rishabh Pant without opening the account. Namibia scored 34 runs for two wickets in the power play. Bard hit his first boundary on Jadeja but the left-arm spinner made him leg before in the same over. After Ashwin caught Jane Nicole Lofty Eaton (05) in the slips at the hands of Rohit Sharma, captain Gerhard Erasmus (12) was caught by Pant at the hands of Namibia at 72 for five.

On Jadeja’s delivery, Rohit took a brilliant catch of JJ Smit (09) in cover while Ashwin bowled Jane Green (00). Namibia’s century of runs was completed in the 17th over. David Wiese also became the victim of Bumrah after this, due to which Namibia’s team failed to collect runs fast in the last overs. YC hit two fours in his 25-ball innings. Ruben Trumpelman (13 not out in six balls) and Jane Freelink (15 not out) took Namibia’s score past 130 runs.

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