Namibia vs Ireland

Live Summary, Match 11, ICC World Twenty20, 2021, October 22, 2021
NAM 126/2 (18.3)
Namibia beat Ireland by 8 wickets
IRE 125/8 (20)
Match over
CRR: 6.25
Commentary :
18.3 : Right then. That is all that we have from this game. Namibia make their way to the Super 12s and Ireland will catch a flight back home as they miss out this time around. We have one final game before the Super 12s get underway and the final game of Group A between Sri Lanka and Netherlands will get underway at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT). Switch tabs and catch all the action from that game. Cheers! 
The captain of Namibia, Gerhard Erasmus, says that they are a small cricketing nation and this win means a lot to them. Mentions that they are very proud of themselves tonight. Adds that Wiese is the senior player of the team and has stepped up in crucial situations. Tells that the win has not sunk in yet but maybe it will soon.
Andy Balbirnie, the skipper of Ireland, says the side is surely gutted but says they will come back stronger in future campaigns. Also praises the effort of Namibia and says they were the better side.
DAVID WIESE IS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH! Wiese says it is very overwhelming. Adds the captain deserves to pick up this trophy and it was a proper captain's innings. Mentions the team has worked really hard and this was a strong performance from them. 
Earlier in the day, after a really fruitful Powerplay from the Irish openers, they lost the plot and keep losing wickets regularly and were not able to capitalize on the good start to end on just 126. In the end, the total was just not enough for the Irish bowlers to defend and they have crashed out of the tournament. 
Not the best bowling display by Ireland. They did well in the first 10 overs as they kept the run flow in check but failed to keep picking wickets. With the total not being a massive one, regular wickets was what Ireland needed but they never got them. They only managed 2 wickets and had they taken more scalps throughout the innings, they could have made life difficult for Namibia. Curtis Campher was the pick of the lot as he took 2 wickets and Josh Little bowled well too, but, it was not mean
A nation rejoices now! Namibia have done it! What a big moment this is for Namibian cricket as they have booked their place in the Super 12s. They have fought hard and have deservedly made their way to the next stage of this tournament. All the players will be very glad that their tournament can continue and it does not end prematurely. Ireland, on the other hand, will be mighty disappointed that they have failed to cross this hurdle and it will take them a while to get over this. 
The start by Namibia was slow like a sloth as there was no quickness in their innings early on. They struggled to get going and only managed to score 27 runs, losing one wicket, in the Powerplay. They needed to get through the middle overs well and the duo of Gerhard Erasmus and Zane Green did that with their 48-run stand, which was slow again, but they did what was needed from them. The running between these two was the highlight as they did well to run hard and grab a couple of runs whenever
Craig Young to David Wiese, FOUR! Here comes the winning runs. David Wiese racks up the winning runs. A full-length ball, outside off. Wiese puts all his power on this shot. He slashes it over cover. The ball clears the man in the deep and goes into the boundary on a bounce. Emotional scenes for Namibia cricket. The skipper is on his knees. The dugout can't believe it. History has been made by Namibia here. THEY WIN THE GAME BY 8 WICKETS.
18.2 : Craig Young to Gerhard Erasmus, Slower, full-length ball, on off. Eramus pushes it to mid off for a single.
17.6 : Craig Young (3-0-24-0) comes back on. 
18.14 : Craig Young to Gerhard Erasmus, FOUR! Gerhard Erasmus is in a hurry to end things here. Fuller in length, outside off. Erasmus leans in and lifts it over covers for a boundary. He also brings up his half-century in style. A captain's knock by Erasmus.
17.6 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Tossed up, on middle. Erasmus makes room and lifts it over covers for a single. Ireland are chasing the game now, this over has changed the context of the game. 9 runs needed off 12.
17.5 : Simi Singh to David Wiese, A single now! Short and outside off. Wiese cuts it to backward point for a run.
17.4 : Simi Singh to David Wiese, Flighted, full and on leg. Wiese pushes it back to the bowler.
Simi Singh to David Wiese, WIDE! Full and sliding down leg. Wiese leaves it alone. Wide called by the umpire.
17.3 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Flatter and on off. Erasmus pushes it to cover for a single.
17.26 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, SIX! Magnificent strike by Erasmus. He uses his feet really well here. Floated, full and on off. Gerhard Erasmus skips down the track and smokes it over the long off fence for a biggie. Namibia are nearly there.
0.0 : Simi Singh is brought back into the attack. 
17.1 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, A couple now! Tossed up, on off. Erasmus makes room and lifts it over extra cover. The ball lands safely. The batters pick two runs.
16.6 : Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, Great over by Little. Just 5 runs off it. A full-length ball, outside off. Erasmus guides it to third man for a run. 21 runs needed off 18 balls.
16.5 : Josh Little to David Wiese, A run a ball, does keep the game interesting at this stage. Full and outside off. Wiese steers it towards third man for another run.
16.4 : Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, Short ball, on middle and leg. Erasmus pulls it to deep square leg for another single.
16.3 : Josh Little to David Wiese, Full-length ball, on off. Wiese swings his blade hard at it. The ball goes towards mid-wicket and for a single.
16.2 : Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, A length ball, around off, nipping in. Erasmus flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
0.0 : Josh Little comes back on. 
16.1 : Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, Swing and a miss! Little comes from 'round the wicket. Back of a length and outside off. Erasmus looks to cut it away but misses.
15.4 : Curtis Campher to David Wiese, Fuller in length, on middle, worked to long on for a run.
15.6 : Curtis Campher to David Wiese, Slower and full, outside off. David Wiese lifts it to deep extra cover for a brace. 100 up for Namibia! 26 needed from 24 balls.
15.5 : Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, Length ball, on leg. Gerhard Erasmus looks to flick but misses. Gets hit on the pads and the batters take a leg bye. 
15.3 : Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, Short of a length, on off. Erasmus gets behind the line of the ball and drops it towards point. The batters tee off for a run.
15.2 : Curtis Campher to David Wiese, Length ball, outside off. David Wiese slashes it to deep point for one. 
15.1 : Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, On off, Gerhard Erasmus steps out and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 
14.5 : Craig Young to Gerhard Erasmus, NOT OUT! Length ball, on off. Gerhard Erasmus looks to defend but misses. The ball goes through the gate to the keeper. Neil Rock and Craig Young appeal for a caught behind but the umpire says no. Ireland take a review. UltraEdge shows a flat line as the ball passes the bat. Gerhard Erasmus survives. The ball brushed the off pole slightly but the bails did not fall off and hence, this will be not out. 
14.6 : Craig Young to Gerhard Erasmus, On a length, on off. Gerhard Erasmus punches it through covers for a single. 33 needed from 30 balls.
14.4 : Review for caught behind! Replays show that there was no bat on this one. 
Craig Young to David Wiese, Length ball, outside off. David Wiese works it towards covers for a single now. 
14.36 : Craig Young to David Wiese, SIX! WHOA! David Wiese is picking up right from where he left off. Young again pitches it short, short enough for David Wiese to hammer it over deep mid-wicket for another biggie. 
14.26 : Craig Young to David Wiese, SIX! BANG! Short of a length, on off. David Wiese launches this one over deep mid-wicket. The fielder manages to get his hand to it but the ball falls over the ropes. David Wiese has his intentions clear. 
14.1 : Craig Young to David Wiese, Short of a length, on middle. David Wiese pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
13.6 : Curtis Campher to David Wiese, On off, punched to sweeper cover for a single. 
13.5 : Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, On a good length, on off. Gerhard Erasmus dabs it towards backward point. Harry Tector quickly collects the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Had that hit, David Wiese was a goner. 
13.4 : Curtis Campher to David Wiese, Back of a length, on middle. Wiese hangs back and knocks it to mid on for one. 
13.3 : Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, On a length, on off. Gerhard Erasmus works it to long off for a single. 
0.0 : Out walks David Wiese. He was on fire in the last game. Can he replicate the same and take Namibia to the Super 12s?
13.1 : Curtis Campher to Zane Green, Full and outside off, Zane Green steps out and lofts it towards deep cover for a couple of runs. 
13.2w : Curtis Campher to Zane Green, OUT! CAUGHT! Curtis Campher gets the much-needed breakthrough. It is once again Kevin O'Brien who takes a stunner. Curtis Campher bowls it on a good length, on off. Zane Green uses his feet and lifts it towards mid off. He doesn't manage to clear the man and Kevin O'Brien back-pedals, leaps, and takes the catch. Namibia lose their second wicket. 
12.5 : Curtis Campher (1-0-2-1) comes back on. 
12.64 : Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, FOUR! Nicely played! Short of a length, on off. Gerhard Erasmus rocks back and guides it right into the gap between backward point and third man. The ball races away to the boundary. A good over for Namibia. 10 runs from it. 55 more needed from 42 balls. 
12.5 : Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, On a length, on off. Gerhard Erasmus knocks it back to the bowler. 
12.4 : Josh Little to Zane Green, On leg, Zane Green eases it down to long on for a single. 
12.3 : Josh Little to Zane Green, Right on the money! Little bowls a yorker, on middle. Zane Green jams it out. 
12.2 : Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, On middle, flicked to deep square leg for a single. Gerhard Erasmus wants the second run but settles for one. 
12.14 : Josh Little to Gerhard Erasmus, FOUR! There comes the boundary Namibia were looking for. Josh Little bowls it on a length, outside off. Gerhard Erasmus rocks back and cuts it past point. 
11.6 : Josh Little (2-0-7-0) is back on now.
Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, 7 off this over! Around off, pushed through covers for one. 65 needed in 48 balls! 
11.5 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, On middle and leg, Gerhard Erasmus walks forward and chips this over mid on. They take two again.
11.4 : Simi Singh to Zane Green, BYE. Tosses this one up, fuller outside off, Zane Green gets low and looks to sweep but misses. The keeper misses too and the batters sneak a bye. 
11.3 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Just one run this time as GE flicks this through mid-wicket. 
11.2 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Fuller again, this time around middle and leg, Gerhard Erasmus works this through mid on and they run the first one hard. Come back nicely for the second too. 
11.1 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Fuller, outside off, GE looks to play the reverse-hit to the off side but fails to connect. 
10.6 : Kevin O'Brien to Gerhard Erasmus, Just 5 off this over! Outside off, slapped to the right of point for one. 
10.5 : Kevin O'Brien to Gerhard Erasmus, A dot now! Back of a length, on off, punched straight to point. 
10.4 : Kevin O'Brien to Zane Green, Another pull shot, this time by Green, to the right of deep mid-wicket for a run. 
10.3 : Kevin O'Brien to Gerhard Erasmus, On a shortish length, around off, Gerhard Erasmus goes back and pumps this to deep mid-wicket for one. 
10.2 : Kevin O'Brien to Zane Green, On middle, worked through mid on for one more. 
10.1 : Kevin O'Brien to Gerhard Erasmus, Good-length ball on off, nudged through mid-wicket for a single. 50 up for Namibia! 
9.6 : DRINKS! Namibia have started off slowly, but they do have a lot of wickets in hand which will let the batters shift gears and start the attack very soon. Ireland, on the other hand, have been brilliant with the ball. They have stemmed the run flow and would hope to chip wickets at regular intervals, to put the pressure on Namibia.
Simi Singh to Zane Green, Full on off, hit back to Singh. At the halfway stage, Namibia are at 49/1 and need 77 more from 60 balls. 
Simi Singh to Zane Green, WIDE. Down the leg side, the sweep is missed. 
9.5 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Loopy, outside off, GE steps out and nudges this through mid-wicket. They take one and look for another but they do no go for it in the end. 
9.4 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Good call for two and they get it! Slower through the air, fuller around off, Gerhard Erasmus works this through mid-wicket. They take the first one quickly and come back for the second. 
9.3 : Simi Singh to Zane Green, Floated, outside off, punched down to long off for a run. 
9.2 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, GE skips down to this fuller ball and tucks it through mid-wicket for one. 
0.0 : Simi Singh to continue. He is into his second over.
9.1 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Good running! Fuller, around off, Gerhard steps out and tucks this through square leg. The skipper wants two and runs hard to complete the second. 
8.6 : Kevin O'Brien to Gerhard Erasmus, Short of a length, around off, punched through point for a run. 
8.5 : Kevin O'Brien to Zane Green, Width offered outside off, slapped through covers for a single. 
8.4 : Kevin O'Brien to Zane Green, A touch short, around off this time, Zane Green goes deep in the crease and pulls this to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
8.3 : Kevin O'Brien to Gerhard Erasmus, Outside off, on a length, pushed through covers for a single. 
8.2 : Kevin O'Brien to Gerhard Erasmus, Good-length on off, pushed to covers. 
8.1 : Kevin O'Brien to Zane Green, Around off, on a length, punched down to long off for one. 
7.6 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Slower through the air, on off. Gerhard Erasmus hangs back and punches it to the right of the bowler. 
7.5 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Loopy ball, outside off. Gerhard Erasmus dabs it to backward point. 
7.4 : Simi Singh to Zane Green, Tosses it up, outside off. Green steers it past point for a single. 
7.3 : Simi Singh to Zane Green, Floats it up, outside off. Driven straight to covers. 
7.2 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Full and outside off, clipped through mid-wicket for a single. 
7.1 : Simi Singh to Gerhard Erasmus, Loopy ball, on off. Gerhard Erasmus pushes it back to the bowler. 
6.6 : Spin time! Simi Singh to roll his arm. 
Kevin O'Brien to Zane Green, Short of a length, on off. Zane Green hops and punches it towards covers. 
6.54 : Kevin O'Brien to Zane Green, FOUR! Edgy! Good-length ball, outside off. Zane Green looks to drive. The ball goes off the outside edge and races away to the third man fence. 
6.3 : Mark Adair is hobbling off and he seems to have a side-strain. He looks to be in some pain and it does not look like he will continue to bowl. Kevin O'Brien to complete the over. 
6.4 : Mark Adair to Gerhard Erasmus, On a length, on middle. Gerhard Erasmus works it behind square on the leg side for a run. 
6.3 : Mark Adair to Gerhard Erasmus, Good-length ball, on middle and leg, angling in. Gerhard Erasmus looks to defend but misses. Mark Adair appeals for an LBW but the umpire says no. Ireland do not take a review. They really should have taken it as replays show that the ball would go onto hit the wickets. Gerhard Erasmus is given a new lease of life. 
0.0 : Change. Mark Adair comes back on. 
6.2 : Mark Adair to Gerhard Erasmus, Good-length ball, on middle. Gerhard Erasmus hangs back and pushes it to cover. 
6.1 : Mark Adair to Zane Green, On the pads, tucked to deep square leg for a single. 
5.6 : Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, No, he cannot. Erasmus get off the mark. Full and on the pads. Erasmus clears his front leg and flicks it to mid-wicket. The batters call for two and get two. If the throw from the fielder was better to the bowler, Namibia could've lost another wicket. At the end of the Powerplay, Namibia are 27/1.
5.5 : Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, Four dots in a row! A full-length ball, on off. Erasmus drives it to cover. Can Campher make it a wicket-maiden over?
5.4 : Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, Length and on middle. Erasmus blocks it out.
5.3 : Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, Good length and around off. The ball nips in. Gerhard Erasmus shows the full face of the bat and works it towards mid on.
5.2 : Curtis Campher to Gerhard Erasmus, Full and on off. Gerhard Erasmus pushes it to cover.
0.0 : The skipper, Gerhard Erasmus walks out to bat at No.3.
5.1w : Curtis Campher to Craig Williams, OUT! CAUGHT! Kevin O'Brien takes a blinder. Curtis Campher comes into the attack and gets the big wicket of Craig Williams. A length ball, around middle and leg. Williams hangs back and looks to clear the man at mid on, but he does not get much elevation on it. Kevin O'Brien there leaps and takes a stunning catch. He is up and celebrating. What an important breakthrough. It is a huge blow for Namibia.
4.6 : Curtis Campher is brought into the attack. He replaces Mark Adair.
Craig Young to Zane Green, On the pads, flicked to deep square leg. The batters pick two easily. Just 4 runs off it.
4.5 : Craig Young to Zane Green, Great save by Andy Balbirnie. A short ball, on off. Green hangs back and pulls it to mid-wicket. Andy Balbirnie there dives to his left and makes a half-stop.
4.4 : Craig Young to Zane Green, Good length and on off. Green takes a step forward and blocks it to cover.
4.3 : Craig Young to Zane Green, A length ball, on the stumps. Green defends it out wacthfully.
0.0 : Craig Young comes back into the attack. Went for 4 runs in his first over. 
4.2 : Craig Young to Zane Green, A full-length ball, on the pads. Green clips it to deep square leg and picks up a brace.
4.1 : Craig Young to Zane Green, Green misses out on the full toss. A slower, full toss, outside off. Green slashes it to cover but straight to the man.
3.6 : Mark Adair to Zane Green, A length ball, on the pads. Green tucks it to square leg and takes off for a single. A good over for Namibia. 10 runs off it. They would look to make the most of the Powerplay.
3.5 : Mark Adair to Zane Green, On a length, outside off. Green stays back and defends it to cover.
3.4 : Mark Adair to Craig Williams, Back of a length, on off. Williams stays back and pushes it to point for a single.
0.0 : Mark Adair is introduced into the attack. 
3.34 : Mark Adair to Craig Williams, FOUR! In the gap! Outside off, Craig Williams stands up on his toes and punches it through cover-point for a boundary. 
3.2 : Mark Adair to Craig Williams, Back of a length, on off. Craig Williams punches it towards covers. Paul Stirling dives to his right and makes an excellent stop. Saves a certain boundary. 
3.14 : Mark Adair to Craig Williams, FOUR! What a shot! Width on offer, outside off. Craig Williams slices it over the covers for a boundary. 
2.6 : Josh Little to Craig Williams, Around middle, Craig flicks this through square leg for one. 
2.5 : Josh Little to Zane Green, A searing yorker, around off, Green tucks this one towards mid on for a quick single. 
Josh Little to Zane Green, WIDE. A shortish ball, down the leg side, Zane Green looks to pull this one but misses. Wide signalled. 
2.4 : Josh Little to Zane Green, On a length on off, Green pushes it back to the bowler, who collects the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. 
2.3 : Josh Little to Zane Green, Good-length ball, outside off. Zane Green looks to punch it on the off side but only manages to toe-end it on the track. 
2.2 : Josh Little to Zane Green, Fuller and on middle, Green clips it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
2.1 : Josh Little to Zane Green, Back of a length, on off. Zane Green chops it back to the keeper as he looks to slash it away. 
Josh Little to Zane Green, WIDE! Full and down leg. Green hangs back and looks to flick it away but misses. Wide called.
1.6 : Craig Young to Craig Williams, On a length, around off. Williams pushes it to covers. The fielder there dives to his right to make a good stop. A great start by Craig Young, just 4 runs off it.
1.5 : Craig Young to Craig Williams, Around off, pushed to covers.
1.44 : Craig Young to Craig Williams, FOUR! SHOT! Good use of the feet by Williams. He comes forward to this length ball, on off. He smacks it over the bowler's head and bags a boundary. Craig Williams gets the first boundary of the chase.
1.3 : Craig Young to Craig Williams, Three dots on the trot! Length ball, around middle and off. Williams defends it back to the bowler.
1.2 : Craig Young to Craig Williams, Good length and on off. Williams stays on the back foot and pushes it to cover.
1.1 : Craig Young to Craig Williams, A length ball, on off. Williams stays back and defends it out.
0.6 : Craig Young to bowl from the other end.
Josh Little to Zane Green, An appeal for lbw but turned down by the umpire. Full length and on leg. Green looks to flick it away but misses. He gets rapped on the pads. Little appeals but the umpire says no. Andy Balbirnie decides to go against the review. A great start by Josh Little, only 1 run off it.
0.5 : Josh Little to Zane Green, Green gets beaten by pace here. Good-length ball, outside off. Green looks to cut it away but misses.
0.4 : Josh Little to Craig Williams, Namibia are underway! A full-length ball, outside off. Williams reaches out as he look to slash it through cover. The ball takes the outside edge and goes towards deep backward point. The batters cross for a single.
0.3 : Josh Little to Craig Williams, Three dots on the trot! A length ball, around off. Williams stays back and taps it to point.
0.2 : Josh Little to Craig Williams, Full and on off. Williams hangs back and drives it to cover, but could not find the gap.
0.1 : Josh Little to Craig Williams, A full-length ball, shaping in. Williams comes forward and flicks it to mid-wicket.
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