Pakistan vs Namibia, ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Highlights: Pakistan beat Namibia to become the first team to qualify for the semi-finals. cricket news

PAK vs NAM, T20 World Cup Highlights: Hasan Ali in action vs Namibia.© AFP

Pakistan defeated Namibia by 45 runs in their fourth match of the ongoing T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. With this win, Pakistan has become the first team to make it to the semi-finals. Chasing a target of 190 runs, Namibia scored 144 runs in their 20 overs. Earlier, Babar Azam (70) and Mohammad Rizwan (79 *) played important innings while batting first and added 113 runs for the first wicket. Later when Babar was dismissed, Mohammad Hafeez played a quick innings of 32 runs which took Pakistan to a good position. Rizwan scored 24 runs in the last over off the delivery of JJ Smit. Pakistan is still at the top of the Group 2 points table, with Namibia at the fourth spot. (scorecard)

T20 World Cup 2021 Pakistan vs Namibia Highlights Straight from the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi

  • 23:15 (IST)

    Pakistan won by 45 runs!

    Pakistan defeated Namibia by 45 runs to reach the semi-finals.

  • 23:07 (IST)


    Wise from Afridi, six!! But it is too late for Namibia.

  • 22:51 (IST)


    Rauf to smit, out!! Caught by Zaman!! Slow ball and the batsman goes for a big shot but the ball falls into the safe hands of Fakhar Zaman.

    Smith c Fakhar Zaman b Haris Rauf 2(5)

    Live Score: Namibia 110/5 in 16.5 overs

  • 22:38 (IST)


    Shadab Khan to Craig Williams OUT!! Nice catch from Hasan Ali!

    Craig Williamsc Hasan Ali b Shadab Khan 40(37) (4s-5 6s-1)

    Live Score: Namibia 93/4 in 14 overs

  • 22:34 (IST)


    Outside!! A fine delivery from round the wicket by Wasim and Erasms sweeps it off-eyed for a catch.

    Gerhard Erasmusc Shadab Khan b Imad Wasim 15 (10)

  • 22:13 (IST)


    Shadab to Erasmus, six!! Straight over the bowler’s head. Good shot from the captain.

  • 22:09 (IST)


    Outside!! run out!! Namibia’s second wicket fell and a good partnership came to an end. Stephen Byrd had to depart.

    Border run out (Haris Rauf/Rizwan) 29(29) (4s-1 6s-1)

    Live Score: Namibia 55/2, 135 runs in 68 balls to win

  • 22:06 (IST)


    Hafeez to Williams, 6 over long on!! Williams stepped outside and deposited the ball into the stands.

  • 21:54 (IST)


    Haris Rauf to the bard. Over fine leg. First six from Namibia today.

  • 21:33 (IST)


    Outside!! Bold!! Hasan Ali bowls his first over.

    Michael van Lingen b Hasan Ali 4(2) (4s-1)

    Live Score: Namibia 8/1 in 1.3 overs

  • 21:31 (IST)


    Shaheen to Michael van Lingen, 4 through, square leg. Boundary on the last ball of the first over.

    Live Score: Namibia 7/0 after 1st over

  • 21:16 (IST)

    Namibia need 190 runs to win!

    24 runs from the last over. Mohammad Rizwan has stolen the show tonight.

    Pakistan 189/2 in 20 overs

    Namibia need 190 runs to win

  • 21:14 (IST)


    Smit to Rizwan, walks away for another boundary, this time to cover.

  • 21:12 (IST)


    Rizwan, four, Smit to backward point. 18 runs from the last over.

  • 21:10 (IST)


    Six! Rizwan’s best shot!! Four on the first ball and now a maximum.

  • 21:05 (IST)


    Wise to Rizwan, six and even fifty ups. Great batting!!

  • 21:02 (IST)


    Trumpelman to Rizwan, full toss and four, to square leg.

    Live Score: Pakistan 155/2 in 18 overs

  • 20:54 (IST)


    Four to Hafeez, four to fine leg.

  • 20:51 (IST)


    From Freelink to Hafeez, FOUR!! Lovely shot from an experienced batsman!! broke it at the deep backward point.

  • 20:50 (IST)


    Zaman out!! Another wicket for Namibia and that was an incredible catch from the wicketkeeper.

    Fakhar Zamanc Zayn Green b John Freelink 5(5)

    Live Score: Pakistan 122/2 in 15.4 overs

  • 20:42 (IST)


    Wicket!! David Vice Strike!! Babar Azam takes a simple catch of John Frylink.

    Babar Azam c John Freelink b w 70(49) (4s-7)

    Live Score: Pakistan 113/1 in 14.2 overs

  • 20:34 (IST)

    100 partnerships!

    100 partnership between Pakistani openers. Second time in the tournament and they have been fantastic so far.

  • 20:31 (IST)


    Eaten to Rizwan, Six! Great use of legs and Rizwan deposits the ball into the stands.

    Live Score: Pakistan 98/0

  • 20:28 (IST)

    Big over for Pakistan!

    Babar to Trumpelman, another boundary, this time to fine leg. Big over for Pakistan as they scored 18 runs there.

  • 20:25 (IST)

    Fifty up for Babar!

    In this tournament, Trumpelman gave two runs to Babar and another half-century for Babar Azam.

  • 20:24 (IST)


    Trumpelman to Rizwan, first six of the match and it comes off Rizwan’s bat.

  • 20:22 (IST)


    Boundary to end the over. Babar Azam hits the ball well at third man.

    Live Score: Pakistan 71/0 in 11 overs

  • 20:20 (IST)


    Shikongo to Rizwan, Four, to fine leg.

  • 20:14 (IST)


    Eton to Babar, stepped out and char!! Babar Azam has good numbers against leg spin bowling.

  • 20:08 (IST)

    Stable start for Pakistan!

    The Pakistan opener made a steady start as he scored just 45 runs in 8 overs. The Namibian bowlers bowled well but failed to take wickets.

  • 19:56 (IST)


    Frylink to Babar, char!! stand and Deliver!! Babar Azam doesn’t need to do much!!

    Live Score: Pakistan 28/0

  • 19:51 (IST)


    Four to Rizwan, four to fine leg. Good comeback from Rizwan!

  • 19:48 (IST)


    Hit Babar, well pulled off for four!! Another great shot by Babar Azam!!

  • 19:45 (IST)


    Here is the first boundary of Babar Azam. Wiese bowls a length ball and the Pakistani captain holds the spot and plays well to cover.

  • 19:36 (IST)

    First run for Pakistan!

    Viz pushes Babar to deep mid-wicket for three runs.

  • 19:34 (IST)

    Maiden over!

    Trumpelman’s Maiden Over!! Great start from Namibia!!

    Live Score: Pakistan 0/0 after 1st over

  • 19:15 (IST)

    Two changes in Namibia’s playing XI!

    Namibia Playing XI:Stephen Bard, Michael van Lingen, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (c), Jan Nicole Lofty-Eaton, Zayn Greene (wk), David Wiese, JJ Smit, Jan Frilink, Ruben Trumpelman, Ben Shikongo

  • 19:14 (IST)

    No change in Pakistan’s playing XI!

    Pakistan Playing XI:Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

  • 19:04 (IST)

    Pakistan won the toss, opted to bat!

    Pakistan captain Babar Azam has won the toss and decided to bat against Namibia.

  • 18:40 (IST)

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