KL Rahul’s 50 off just 19 balls was the highlight as India would defeat Scotland in Friday’s ICC T20 World Cup action. In the other game, an unbeaten partnership of 76 saw Glenn Phillips and Jimmy Neesham help New Zealand to defeat Namibia.
Namibia vs New Zealand
Namibia would win the toss and elect to field first.
Martin Guptill would be caught by Ruben Trumpelmann off the bowling of David Wiese for 18 before Daryl Mitchell would be caught by Michael van Lingen off the bowling of Bernard Scholtz for 19. Kane Williamson would be bowled by Gerhard Erasmus for 28 before Devon Conway would be the final man out, run out by Erasmus, for 17 with Glenn Phillips (pictured below, 39 off 21 balls) and Jimmy Neesham (35 off 23 balls) seeing the Kiwis post 163 off their 20 overs.
van Lingen would be bowled by Neesham for 25 before Stephan Baard would be bowled by Mitchell Santner for 21. Erasmus would be caught behind by Conway off the bowling of Ish Sodhi for 3 before Wiese would be LBW to Tim Southee’s (pictured below) bowling for 16.
Zane Green would be caught by Trent Boult off the same bowler for 23 before Jan Loftie-Eaton would be caught by Guptill off the bowling of Boult without scoring. Craig Williams would be the final man out, caught by Phillips off the same bowler, for the same score with JJ Smit and Trumpelmann finishing 9 and 6 not out respectively.Embed from Getty Images
India vs Scotland
India won the toss and elected to field first.
Kyle Coetzer would be bowled by Jasprit Bumrah for 1 before George Munsey would be caught by Hardik Pandya off the bowling of Mohammed Shami (pictured below) for 24 off 19 balls. Richie Berrington would be bowled by Ravindra Jadeja without scoring before Matthew Cross would be LBW to the same bowler for 2.
Michael Leask would also be LBW to Jadeja for 21 off 12 balls before Chris Greaves would be caught by Pandya off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin for 1. Calum MacLeod would be bowled by Shami for 16 before Safyaan Sharif would be run out by sub fielder Ishan Kishan for a golden duck. Alasdair Evans would be bowled by Shami, also for a golden duck, before Mark Watt would be the final wicket to fall as he was bowled by Bumrah for 14 – Brad Wheal would finish 2 not out.
Rohit Sharma would be LBW off Wheal’s bowling for 30 off 16 balls with KL Rahul (pictured below) would be the other wicket to fall, caught by MacLeod off the bowling of Watt, for 50 off 19 balls – Virat Kohli (2) and Suryakumar Yadav (6) were the not out batsmen as India improved their net run rate to put them in a better position to qualify for the semi-finals providing that New Zealand lose their final game.Embed from Getty Images
Today’s Fixtures (Times are in GMT)
10:00 – Australia vs West Indies
14:00 – England vs South Africa