India’s marketing campaign within the ongoing ICC Males’s T20 World Cup ended on a profitable observe as they thrashed Namibia by 9 wickets on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium on Monday, November 8.
Captain Virat Kohli’s bid to steer the inaugural champions to their second T20 World Cup title acquired over after the embarrassing defeats towards Pakistan and New Zealand, each of whom reached the knockout stage from Group 2.
The pre-tournament favourites gained their final three video games comprehensively however nonetheless crashed out of what was Kohli’s remaining match as T20I captain.
Spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja (3/16) and Ravichandran Ashwin (3/20) shared six wickets between them to limit Namibia to 132-8 after opting to area first.
Rohit Sharma (56) and KL Rahul (54 not out) smashed half-centuries as India reached the set goal in 15.2 overs.
Rohit Sharma dived ahead to seize a stunner
Within the fifteenth over of the primary innings, Namibian all-rounder JJ Smit was undone by a shocking catch from Rohit Sharma at brief cowl.
Smit needed to stroll again to the pavilion for simply 9. After his dismissal, Namibia might add solely 39 runs to their whole within the subsequent 5 overs.
Right here’s the video of Rohit’s brilliance:
— ICC (@ICC) November 9, 2021
After India’s excellent win over Namibia, the ‘Participant of the Match’ Ravindra Jadeja stated: “As a bowler, I loved the sport, the ball was dry, and that’s at all times good for a spinner. Some turned, and a few didn’t, so the batsman needed to hold guessing.
“I’ve been enjoying with Ashwin for 10 years, he’s performed nicely within the IPL with the white ball, and he’s introduced that right here.”