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NZ VS NAM Cricket Commentary

Super 12 - Match 3605-Nov-2021

163/420.0 oversRun rate: 8.15
VS
111/720.0 oversRun rate: 5.55
New Zealand beat Namibia by 52 runs
Namibia First innings
JJ Smit9 | 17)*
Adam Milne4|0|25|0
019.619.6: Adam Milne to JJ Smit, Swing and a miss! Slower bouncer, on middle. Smit makes room and looks to chase it but misses. NEW ZEALAND WIN THE GAME BY 52 RUNS.
019.519.5: Adam Milne to JJ Smit, Fuller, around off. Smit pushes it to cover but straight to the fielder.
019.419.4: Adam Milne to JJ Smit, Slower short ball, outside off. Smit looks to heave it away but misses.
119.319.3: Adam Milne to Ruben Trumpelmann, Full and on off. Ruben Trumpelmann hits it towards long on. The ball just evades his partner at the other end. They take one.
419.219.2: Adam Milne to Ruben Trumpelmann, FOUR! Up and over! A full-length ball, on off. Ruben Trumpelmann lifts it over mid off and bags a boundary.
019.119.1: Adam Milne to Ruben Trumpelmann, Swing and a miss! Slower delivery, length and outside off. Ruben Trumpelmann looks to have a poke at it but misses.
19 Overs | Runs : 106/7 | Run rate : 5.58
118.818.6: Trent Boult to Ruben Trumpelmann, Full and outside off. Ruben Trumpelmann pushes it towards point and gets a single. A great over by Boult, two wickets coming off it.
018.718.5: Trent Boult to Craig Williams, OUT! CAUGHT! Craig Williams departs now. He goes back on a duck. Full-length ball, on off. Williams throws his bat at it. The ball takes the outside edge and lobs towards backward point. Glenn Phillips pouches it comfortably. Boult has made a strong impact in the death overs.
018.618.5: Trent Boult to Craig Williams, WIDE! Full-length ball, wide outside off. Williams looks to chase it but misses. The umpire calls it as a wide.
018.518.4: Trent Boult to Craig Williams, Play and a miss! A wide yorker, outside off. Williams looks to push it out but misses.
118.418.3: Trent Boult to JJ Smit, Full and on off. Smit hits it towards long off for a single.
018.318.2: Trent Boult to Nicol Loftie-Eaton, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust. Boult bangs in a short ball, around off. Nicol Loftie-Eaton makes room and looks to upper cut it. The ball takes the toe end of the blade and chips towards mid off. Martin Guptill keeps his eyes on the balls, runs backward and takes a sharp catch.
018.218.1: Trent Boult to Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Boult fires in a yorker, in the blockhole. Nicol Loftie-Eaton stays back and digs it out.
018.118.1: Trent Boult to Nicol Loftie-Eaton, WIDE! Good length, outside off. Nicol Loftie-Eaton leaves it alone. Wide called.
18 Overs | Runs : 103/5 | Run rate : 5.72
017.617.6: Tim Southee to JJ Smit, A great over by Southee. He continues his good run in this campaign. Full length, just outside the off pole. Smit looks to push it to the off side but misses.
017.517.5: Tim Southee to Zane Green, OUT! CAUGHT! Tim Southee has the last laugh here. Zane Green looks to attack yet again, but perishes this time. Southee serves it on a length, around middle and off. Green heaves across the line. The ball lofts towards long on. Boult runs in front of him, puts in a low dive forward to grab the ball cleanly.
417.417.4: Tim Southee to Zane Green, FOUR! A much-needed boundary for Namibia. Slower ball, full and around off. Green gets under it and smacks it towards long on. This boundary also brings up 100 for Namibia.
117.317.3: Tim Southee to JJ Smit, On a length, around off. Smit pushes it to cover for a single.
017.217.2: Tim Southee to JJ Smit, Swing and a miss! Southee with a nice off-pace delivery with this. Length, top on off. Smit swings hard at it, but misses. The ball evades the stumps in the end.
117.117.1: Tim Southee to Zane Green, A length ball, around off. Green drags his pull shot towards square leg for a single.
17 Overs | Runs : 96/4 | Run rate : 5.65
116.616.6: Trent Boult to Zane Green, Boult again fires in a yorker, on leg. Green digs it out to mid-wicket for a single.
016.516.5: Trent Boult to Zane Green, Great bowling by Boult! He sees Green coming across and fires in a yorker, around leg. Green looks to dig it out but misses. The ball goes to the keeper.
016.416.4: Trent Boult to Zane Green, A sharp bouncer, around off. Green looks to chase it but misses. Both the umpires share a look and decide it's the first bouncer of the over and not a wide.
016.316.3: Trent Boult to Zane Green, A length ball, on top of leg. Green comes across and looks to scoop it over the keeper's head, but misses it completely. 
116.216.2: Trent Boult to JJ Smit, A single now! Full, around off. Smit pushes it through covers for a single.
216.116.1: Trent Boult to JJ Smit, A length ball, outside off, angling across the batter. Smit punches it through point for a couple of runs.
16 Overs | Runs : 92/4 | Run rate : 5.75
015.615.6: Adam Milne to JJ Smit, Leg bye! Full ball, darted on the pads. JJ Smit misses his flick and gets hit on the pad. The ball rolls away for a leg bye! 72 runs needed off 24 balls!
415.515.5: Adam Milne to JJ Smit, FOUR! Top shot! Length ball, outside off. JJ Smit prods and carves it through covers to collect a boundary.
015.415.4: Adam Milne to JJ Smit, Back of a length, outside off. JJ Smit stays back and steers it to point.
015.315.3: Adam Milne to JJ Smit, Back of a length, around off. JJ Smit cuts hard but Martin Guptill at backward point puts in a dive and stops the ball.
015.215.2: Adam Milne to JJ Smit, Beaten! Good-length ball, coming back in sharply from outside off. JJ Smit stays back and looks to push it through covers but he misses and the ball just goes past the off stump.
115.115.1: Adam Milne to Zane Green, Short of a length, outside off. Zane Green guides it to third man for a single.
15 Overs | Runs : 86/4 | Run rate : 5.73
014.614.6: Tim Southee to JJ Smit, Short of a length, outside off. JJ Smit punches it to cover.
014.514.5: Tim Southee to JJ Smit, Back of a length, around middle. JJ Smit looks to pull but he misses and gets hit on the box.
014.414.4: Tim Southee to JJ Smit, NOT OUT! New Zealand lose a review here! Good-length ball, jagging back in from middle and leg. JJ Smit looks to flick but he misses and gets hit on the pads. Kane Williamson opts for a review but the UltraEdge shows that there was an inside edge before the ball hit the pad. 
014.314.3: Tim Southee to David Wiese, OUT! LBW! Huge wicket in the context of this game and the Kiwis are delighted! Length ball, around off, jagging back in sharply. David Wiese looks to play it across the line and he misses. The ball hits him on the pad and Tim Southee puts in an appeal. The umpire raises his finger in no time.
114.214.2: Tim Southee to Zane Green, Good-length ball, around off. Zane Green looks to drive but it takes the outside edge towards third man. The batters cross for a single.
014.114.1: Tim Southee to Zane Green, Short of a length, outside off. Zane Green looks to heave it to the leg side but he misses.
14 Overs | Runs : 85/3 | Run rate : 6.07
113.713.6: Ish Sodhi to Zane Green, Flatter ball, outside off. Zane Green falt-bats it to long off for a single. 79 runs needed off 36 balls.
613.613.5: Ish Sodhi to Zane Green, SIX! BOOM! Tossed up, around middle. Zane Green slog-sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie! Namibia need more of these!
113.513.4: Ish Sodhi to David Wiese, Flatter ball, on middle. David Wiese tucks it to the leg side for one.
013.413.3: Ish Sodhi to David Wiese, A bit quicker, around off, the ball stays a bit low and David Wiese pushes it back to the bowler.
013.313.2: Ish Sodhi to David Wiese, Flatter ball, darted on the pads. David Wiese misses his nudge and gets hit on the pad.
613.213.1: Ish Sodhi to David Wiese, SIX! WHACKED! Tossed up, around off. David Wiese skips down and smacks it over long off for a maximum!
013.113.1: Ish Sodhi to David Wiese, Wide! Too wide, outside off. David Wiese lets it be. Wide called.
13 Overs | Runs : 71/3 | Run rate : 5.46
012.612.6: Mitchell Santner to Zane Green, Three dots in a row! Flatter and quicker, around middle. Zane Green turns it to mid-wicket. Another tidy over from Mitchell Santner and that brings ann end to his spell!
012.512.5: Mitchell Santner to Zane Green, Flatter ball, around off. Zane Green punches it to covers.
012.412.4: Mitchell Santner to Zane Green, Fuller in length, around middle. Zane Green digs it out to mid-wicket.
112.312.3: Mitchell Santner to David Wiese, A quicker ball, outside off. David Wiese stays back and cuts it to sweeper cover. A single taken!
112.212.2: Mitchell Santner to Zane Green, Flatter ball, on middle. Zane Green eases it to long on for a single.
012.112.1: Mitchell Santner to Zane Green, Flatter ball, around off. Zane Green looks to cut but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
12 Overs | Runs : 68/3 | Run rate : 5.67
111.711.6: Ish Sodhi to Zane Green, A single as this is hit to long off.
211.611.5: Ish Sodhi to Zane Green, Shorter ball, outside off. Green cuts it past covers for a couple.
011.511.4: Ish Sodhi to Zane Green, Loopy ball, outside off. Green hits it towards point.
011.411.3: Ish Sodhi to Zane Green, Flatter ball, on off. Pushed to the leg side. Sodhi gathers it himself.
111.311.2: Ish Sodhi to David Wiese, Shorter ball, on off. Cut away to deep point for one.
011.211.2: Ish Sodhi to David Wiese, Flatter, down the leg side. Wiese misses the flick. Wide called.
011.111.1: Ish Sodhi to David Wiese, Ouch! That must have hurt! Tossed up, on off. Wiese hits it straight back to the bowler. He absolutely nails that one. Sodhi tries to catch but the ball bursts through his hands and hits his head. He seems to be okay. The physio comes out and the players walk towards him to check.
11 Overs | Runs : 63/3 | Run rate : 5.73
110.610.6: Mitchell Santner to David Wiese, Just a single as this is punched to deep cover.
010.510.5: Mitchell Santner to David Wiese, Shorter ball, on off. Cut away to point.
010.410.4: Mitchell Santner to David Wiese, Flatter ball, on off. Blocked out.
410.310.3: Mitchell Santner to David Wiese, FOUR! Was there any bat on it? Full ball, on off. David Wiese goes through with the drive and for a moment it looked like there was an edge but there was a huge gap between bat and ball. The ball runs to the third man fence and the umpire signals runs as he thought it came off the bat.
110.210.2: Mitchell Santner to Zane Green, Darted on off. Green pushes it past covers for one.
110.110.1: Mitchell Santner to David Wiese, Flatter and shorter, outside off. David Wiese works it past cover for one.
10 Overs | Runs : 56/3 | Run rate : 5.6
19.69.6: Ish Sodhi to David Wiese, Shorter ball, on off. David Wiese pulls it away for one.
09.59.5: Ish Sodhi to David Wiese, Flatter ball, on off. Pushed to covers.
09.49.4: Ish Sodhi to David Wiese, Darted on the pads. David Wiese misses the flick but gets hit on the pads. The appeal for LBW is turned down. Maybe, sliding down leg.
09.39.3: Ish Sodhi to David Wiese, Flatter and quicker, on off. David Wiese gets his bat down in time to block it out.
09.29.2: Ish Sodhi to Gerhard Erasmus, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Flatter ball, around off. Gerhard Erasmus looks to push it away. All he gets is the outside edge. Devon Conway takes a good low catch and Namibia slide further in this chase.
19.19.1: Ish Sodhi to Zane Green, Darted on the pads. Worked past mid-wicket for one.
9 Overs | Runs : 54/2 | Run rate : 6
18.68.6: Mitchell Santner to Zane Green, A good over by Mitchell Santner. The Kiwis are right back in the game. Full and outside off. Green slashes it through covers for a single.
08.58.5: Mitchell Santner to Zane Green, Tossed up, on off, Green taps it back to the bowler.
18.48.4: Mitchell Santner to Gerhard Erasmus, Another single now! Full, around middle. Erasmus works it to long on off the inner half. A single is taken.
18.38.3: Mitchell Santner to Zane Green, Flatter and short, around off. Green punches it to point for a single.
08.28.2: Mitchell Santner to Zane Green, On off, Green defends it out.
08.18.1: Mitchell Santner to Stephan Baard, OUT! BOWLED! Mitchell Santner strikes this time and Namibia lose their second wicket! Flatter ball, around middle, turning away a bit after landing. Stephan Baard looks to work it across the line but he misses and the ball crashes onto his stumps.
8 Overs | Runs : 51/2 | Run rate : 6.38
17.67.6: James Neesham to Stephan Baard, Full and on the pads. Baard clips it through square leg for a single.
17.57.5: James Neesham to Gerhard Erasmus, Back of a length, around off. Gerhard Erasmus guides it to short third man for a single.
17.47.4: James Neesham to Stephan Baard, Good length, on off. Baard works it to mid-wicket for a single.
17.37.3: James Neesham to Gerhard Erasmus, A length ball, on the pads. Gerhard Erasmus flicks it to square leg for a single.
07.27.2: James Neesham to Michael Van Lingen, OUT! TIMBER! James Neesham comes into the attack and finds the breakthrough. He continues his good work in this game. Helped with the blade earlier on and now he shines with the ball. A length ball, around middle. Michael Van Lingen stays inside the crease and looks to heave it across the line but misses. The ball did not bounce much off the deck. The ball goes through to castle the stumps. A brilliant decision by Williamson to get Neesham into the attack. Also James Neesham gets his 150th wicket in T20 cricket.
27.17.1: James Neesham to Michael Van Lingen, Touch short, outside off, Michael Van Lingen hangs back and cuts it through point for a couple.
7 Overs | Runs : 45/0 | Run rate : 6.43
06.66.6: Mitchell Santner to Michael Van Lingen, LEG BYE! Darted, on the pads. Michael Van Lingen misses his flick. The ball goes towards short fine leg off the pads. They collect a leg bye.
46.56.5: Mitchell Santner to Michael Van Lingen, FOUR! Michael Van Lingen gets lucky this time. Full, around middle and leg. It was quicker. Michael Van Lingen gets behind the line and looks to push it away. The ball goes towards fine leg off the inside edge and finds the boundary.
06.46.4: Mitchell Santner to Michael Van Lingen, On off, blocked out by Michael Van Lingen.
36.36.3: Mitchell Santner to Stephan Baard, Good running! Full and on middle. Baard steps across and sweeps it towards fine leg. Daryl Mitchell puts in a dive in the deep to keep the ball in play. The batters pick three comfortably.
16.26.2: Mitchell Santner to Michael Van Lingen, Full and on off. Michael Van Lingen punches it to long off for a single.
06.16.1: Mitchell Santner to Michael Van Lingen, Flighted, full and down leg. Michael Van Lingen looks to sweep it away but misses. The ball though flicks the pads on it's way. 
6 Overs | Runs : 36/0 | Run rate : 6
15.65.6: Adam Milne to Michael Van Lingen, A great over for Namibia. 12 runs coming off it. Back of a length, around middle, Michael Van Lingen pulls it to deep square leg for a single. At the end of Powerplay, Namibia are at 36/0.
65.55.5: Adam Milne to Michael Van Lingen, SIX! Michael Van Lingen is not going to sit back. They are taking the game to the Kiwis here. Fuller and on off. Michael Van Lingen gets under it and muscles it over the long on fence for a maximum. 
05.45.4: Adam Milne to Michael Van Lingen, Slower ball, on a length, around off. Michael Van Lingen taps it to cover.
45.35.3: Adam Milne to Michael Van Lingen, FOUR! Lovely, this shot was all about timing! A length ball, outside off, Michael Van Lingen hangs back and lifts it towards long off for a boundary.
05.25.2: Adam Milne to Stephan Baard, LEG BYE! Fuller, around middle and leg. Baard looks to tuck it away, but misses. The ball takes the pads and rolls to the off side. The batters collect a leg bye.
05.15.1: Adam Milne to Stephan Baard, On a length, around off. Baard defends it out watchfully.
5 Overs | Runs : 24/0 | Run rate : 4.8
14.64.6: Trent Boult to Stephan Baard, A single now! Length and on off. Baard comes forward and tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
04.54.5: Trent Boult to Stephan Baard, Sharp bouncer, on middle and off. Baard gets low and leaves it alone.
44.44.4: Trent Boult to Stephan Baard, FOUR! Nicely played. It is a treat to watch Baard batting here. A length ball, on off. Baard heaves it across the line. The ball goes through to the fence at deep mid-wicket.
14.34.3: Trent Boult to Michael Van Lingen, Back of a length, on the bodyline. Michael Van Lingen gloves it to square leg for a single.
04.24.2: Trent Boult to Michael Van Lingen, Good-length ball, around off. Michael Van Lingen taps it to cover-point and looks for a run but is sent back by Baard. Had Daryl Mitchell scored a direct hit at the striker's end, Michael Van Lingen was a goner!
14.14.1: Trent Boult to Stephan Baard, Full ball, outside off. Stephan Baard creams his drive towards mid off. Kane Williamson there dives and stops the ball. A single taken.
4 Overs | Runs : 17/0 | Run rate : 4.25
03.63.6: Tim Southee to Michael Van Lingen, Good-length ball, outside off. Michael Van Lingen punches it to cover. Another good over for New Zealand as only 2 runs came off it!
03.53.5: Tim Southee to Michael Van Lingen, Beaten! Length ball, outside off. Michael Van Lingen looks for the expansive drive but he misses as the ball whistles past his outside edge.
03.43.4: Tim Southee to Michael Van Lingen, Short of a length, around off. Michael Van Lingen looks to pull but it takes the inside edge and goes to the right of Devon Conway behind the sticks.
13.33.3: Tim Southee to Stephan Baard, Southee bangs it into the deck, around middle. Stephan Baard pulls it behind square on the leg side for a single.
03.23.2: Tim Southee to Stephan Baard, Swing and a miss! Back of a length, around middle and leg. Stephan Baard slashes hard but fails to get any bat on it.
13.13.1: Tim Southee to Michael Van Lingen, Length ball, outside off. Michael Van Lingen drives it to wide of mid off for one.
3 Overs | Runs : 15/0 | Run rate : 5
02.62.6: Adam Milne to Stephan Baard, Back of a length, just outside off. Stephan Baard stays back and pushes it back to the bowler. A tidy over from Adam Milne as just 4 runs came off it!
12.52.5: Adam Milne to Michael Van Lingen, Short ball, outside off. Michael Van Lingen pulls it along the ground to wide of the deep square leg fielder. A single taken!
02.42.4: Adam Milne to Michael Van Lingen, Good-length ball, around off. Michael Van Lingen stays back and guides it to backward point.
02.32.3: Adam Milne to Michael Van Lingen, Short of a length, on off. Michael Van Lingen hangs back and block it out.
12.22.2: Adam Milne to Stephan Baard, Back of a length, around off. Stephan Baard blocks it off the back foot towards backward point and scampers through for a run.
22.12.1: Adam Milne to Stephan Baard, Good-length ball, on off. Stephan Baard prods and drives it on the up back past the bowler for a couple of runs.
2 Overs | Runs : 11/0 | Run rate : 5.5
01.71.6: Trent Boult to Michael Van Lingen, Back of a length, around off. Michael Van Lingen looks to pull but he misses and gets hit high on his body.
21.61.5: Trent Boult to Michael Van Lingen, Length ball, around leg. Michael Van Lingen tucks it to the leg side. Adam Milne runs to his right from fine leg, dives and stops the ball. He throws it to the fielder running in from deep mid-wicket. Two taken.
11.51.4: Trent Boult to Stephan Baard, Short of a length, outside off. Stephan Baard swivels and miscues his pull towards deep mid-wicket. The batters cross for a run.
01.41.3: Trent Boult to Stephan Baard, Boult bangs it into the deck, around middle and leg. Stephan Baard ducks underneath.
01.31.2: Trent Boult to Stephan Baard, Back of a length, around off. Stephan Baard blocks it off the back foot.
01.21.2: Trent Boult to Stephan Baard, Wide! Full and way outside off. Stephan Baard reaches out and looks to cut but he misses. Wided!
11.11.1: Trent Boult to Michael Van Lingen, Good-length ball, on the pads. Michael Van Lingen tucks it to the leg side for one.
1 Overs | Runs : 6/0 | Run rate : 6
40.60.6: Tim Southee to Stephan Baard, FOUR! Streaky but Stephan Baard will take that! Good-length ball, shaping away from off. Baard looks to play it across the line, the ball takes the outside edge and flies past the keeper for a boundary.
00.50.5: Tim Southee to Stephan Baard, A loud shout for LBW but the umpire is not interested! Length ball, angling in from leg. Stephan Baard misses his flick and gets hit on the pad. 
10.40.4: Tim Southee to Michael Van Lingen, Length ball, around off. Michael Van Lingen prods and drives it to wide of Kane Williamson at mid off for a single.
00.30.3: Tim Southee to Michael Van Lingen, Short ball, way outside off. Michael Van Lingen looks to cut but the ball goes over his blade.
10.20.2: Tim Southee to Stephan Baard, Stephan Baard and Namibia are underway! Length ball, on middle. Baard pushes it to mid on and takes a run.
00.10.1: Tim Southee to Stephan Baard, Good-length ball, around off. Stephan Baard blocks it off the back foot.
New Zealand First innings
James Neesham35 | 23)*
Glenn Phillips(39 | 21)
JJ Smit2|0|27|0
219.1019.6: JJ Smit to James Neesham, Full ball, outside off. James Neesham digs it out towards cover. He comes back for the second run. The throw is a bit wayward at the keeper's end and Neesham is safe. New Zealand finish with 163/4.
019.919.6: JJ Smit to James Neesham, Wide! Another full ball, way outside off. James Neesham lets it be. Wide called by the umpire.
019.819.6: JJ Smit to Glenn Phillips, TWO WIDES! Absolute chaos in the middle. JJ Smit hurls a bumper, around middle. Glenn Phillips changes his stance, gets left and handed and looks to whip it to the leg side but he misses. The keeper collects the ball, throws it to the bowler. JJ Smit has a shy at his end but he misses. Wide called for height and the batters take a run by crossing by.
219.719.5: JJ Smit to Glenn Phillips, A low full toss, around leg. Glenn Phillips flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
119.619.4: JJ Smit to James Neesham, Smit hurls a yorker, around leg. James Neesham misses his flick and gets hit low on his pad. The ball rolls away to the leg side for a leg bye!
019.519.4: JJ Smit to James Neesham, Wide! Slower ball, into the pitch, outside off. James Neesham swings hard but he misses. Wided!
019.419.4: JJ Smit to James Neesham, Wide! Too full, outside off, just outside the tramline. James Neesham leaves it alone. Wide called!
219.319.3: JJ Smit to James Neesham, Back of a length, around middle. James Neesham miscues his pull to wide of deep mid-wicket and collects a couple.
619.219.2: JJ Smit to James Neesham, SIX! BOOM! Back of a length, around leg. James Neesham pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!
019.119.1: JJ Smit to James Neesham, Play and a miss! Slower ball, into the pitch, outside off. James Neesham looks to pull but misses.
19 Overs | Runs : 145/4 | Run rate : 7.63
118.618.6: Ruben Trumpelmann to James Neesham, Short ball, around middle and leg. James Neesham pulls it to deep square leg for one.
218.518.5: Ruben Trumpelmann to James Neesham, Excellent running! Short ball, around leg. James Neesham pulls it towards deep square leg. He calls for the second run and makes it in the end.
018.418.4: Ruben Trumpelmann to James Neesham, Swing and a miss! Slower ball, on a length, outside off. James Neesham slashes hard at it but fails to get any bat on it.
118.318.3: Ruben Trumpelmann to Glenn Phillips, Trumpelmann bangs it into the deck, around off. Glenn Phillips flat-bats it towards mid off for a run.
618.218.2: Ruben Trumpelmann to Glenn Phillips, SIX! BANG! Back of a length, around off. Glenn Phillips hangs back and heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie! These are very crucial runs for the Kiwis at the fag end!
418.118.1: Ruben Trumpelmann to Glenn Phillips, FOUR! Good-length ball, around off. Glenn Phillips stays back and whips it towards deep square leg for a boundary.
18 Overs | Runs : 131/4 | Run rate : 7.28
417.617.6: David Wiese to James Neesham, FOUR! Clever from Neesham! Yorker-length delivery, outside off. James Neesham reaches out and guides it past the backward point fielder to collect a boundary.
617.517.5: David Wiese to James Neesham, SIX! BOOM! This is a massive hit! Length ball, just outside off. James Neesham gets low and whacks it over long on for a maximum!
117.417.4: David Wiese to Glenn Phillips, Short of a length, around middle. Glenn Phillips works it to long on for a run.
617.317.3: David Wiese to Glenn Phillips, SIX! Top shot! Full ball, outside off. Glenn Phillips reaches out and lofts it over for a maximum. The ball hits the boundary ropes on the full.
217.217.2: David Wiese to Glenn Phillips, Wiese goes full and straight this time. Phillips whips it to wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
217.117.1: David Wiese to Glenn Phillips, Back of a length, around off, cramping Phillips for room. He tucks it to the leg side for a couple of runs.
17 Overs | Runs : 110/4 | Run rate : 6.47
216.616.6: Gerhard Erasmus to James Neesham, Good running yet again! Flatter ball, on a length, around leg. James Neesham flicks it to deep mid-wicket and comes back for the second run.
216.516.5: Gerhard Erasmus to James Neesham, Flatter ball, darted on the pads. James Neesham tucks it to the leg side and collects a couple of runs.
216.416.4: Gerhard Erasmus to James Neesham, In the air, but safe! Fuller in length, around off. James Neesham lofts it over covers. The fielder at long off runs to his right and keeps it to two.
116.316.3: Gerhard Erasmus to Glenn Phillips, Flatter ball, on middle. Glenn Phillips eases it to long on for one.
616.216.2: Gerhard Erasmus to Glenn Phillips, SIX! Punished by Glenn Phillips! A juicy full toss, around middle. Phillips tonks it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie!
116.116.1: Gerhard Erasmus to James Neesham, Tossed up, around middle. James Neesham stands tall and drills it to long on for a single.
16 Overs | Runs : 96/4 | Run rate : 6
215.615.6: David Wiese to Glenn Phillips, Good fielding in the deep! Short ball, on off. Pulled away nicely by Glenn Phillips. The man at deep square runs to his right, dives and stops the ball. Two taken.
115.515.5: David Wiese to James Neesham, Full ball, on off. James Neesham whips it to deep square leg for one.
015.415.4: David Wiese to James Neesham, This stays low! On a length, angling across off. Neesham looks to drive but the ball stays low and sneaks under his bat.
015.315.3: David Wiese to James Neesham, Length ball, around off. Neesham works it to short third man.
115.215.2: David Wiese to Glenn Phillips, On a length, on off. Glenn Phillips pushes it to long on for one.
115.115.1: David Wiese to James Neesham, Length ball, outside off. Neesham taps it to point for a single.
15 Overs | Runs : 91/4 | Run rate : 6.07
114.714.6: Gerhard Erasmus to James Neesham, Just a single as this is worked to long on.
014.614.6: Gerhard Erasmus to James Neesham, Fired down the leg side. Wide called as Neesham leaves it.
014.514.5: Gerhard Erasmus to James Neesham, Beaten! Flatter one, just outside off. James Neesham looks to block but the ball goes just past the outside edge.
114.414.4: Gerhard Erasmus to Glenn Phillips, Flatter ball, on the pads. Glenn Phillips works it nicely past mid-wicket and picks up a single. Namibia would not mind this.
114.314.3: Gerhard Erasmus to James Neesham, Flatter ball, on off. Neesham works it past square leg for one.
014.214.2: Gerhard Erasmus to James Neesham, Another one tossed up and another block by Neesham.
014.114.1: Gerhard Erasmus to James Neesham, Loopy ball, on off. Blocked out.
14 Overs | Runs : 87/4 | Run rate : 6.21
113.613.6: Karl Birkenstock to Glenn Phillips, OUT! RUN OUT! This is brilliant work by Gerhard Erasmus! On a length, on off. Glenn Phillips works it wide of long on. The batters push back for the second. But Gerhard Erasmus runs in and fires a great throw to the bowler. Karl Birkenstock gathers it and whips the bails off. The TV umpire is called in and the replay shows that Conway is just short!
113.513.5: Karl Birkenstock to Devon Conway, Length ball, on off. Conway punches it down the ground for one.
013.413.4: Karl Birkenstock to Devon Conway, Length ball, outside off. Conway looks to drive but gets no bat on it.
113.313.3: Karl Birkenstock to Glenn Phillips, Length ball, around off. Glenn Phillips works it past square leg for one.
113.213.2: Karl Birkenstock to Devon Conway, Length ball, on off. Punched away for one.
113.113.1: Karl Birkenstock to Glenn Phillips, Length ball, on off. Glenn Phillips works it past square leg for one.
13 Overs | Runs : 82/3 | Run rate : 6.31
112.612.6: Gerhard Erasmus to Glenn Phillips, On off, pushed to cover for a single. A great over by Gerhard Erasmus, A single and a wicket off it.
012.512.5: Gerhard Erasmus to Glenn Phillips, Swing and a miss! Flatter and short, outside off. Glenn Phillips looks to cut it away but misses.
012.412.4: Gerhard Erasmus to Glenn Phillips, Full and on off. Phillips drives it to cover.
012.312.3: Gerhard Erasmus to Glenn Phillips, Floated and outside off. Phillips leaves it alone.
012.212.2: Gerhard Erasmus to Glenn Phillips, Swing and a miss! Tossed up, full and outside off. Glenn Phillips goes for the booming drive but misses. The ball zips past the outside edge.
012.112.1: Gerhard Erasmus to Kane Williamson, OUT! DRAGGED ON! Kane Williamson has to depart and he is not happy with himself. Gerhard Erasmus strikes and gets an important wicket in the context of the game. I can assure, all the Indian fans are also celebrating this wicket. Floated, full and outside off. Williamson gets low and looks to sweep it to the leg side, but does not get the desired connection. The ball takes the inner half and goes onto hit the stumps. Can Namibia build on this breakthrough?
12 Overs | Runs : 81/3 | Run rate : 6.75
111.611.6: Karl Birkenstock to Kane Williamson, A great first over by Karl Birkenstock! Just 4 runs off it. A length ball, on off. Williamson hoicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
111.511.5: Karl Birkenstock to Devon Conway, Conway gets some width on offer, but fails to put it away. Length and outside off. Conway cuts it away to point. They take one.
111.411.4: Karl Birkenstock to Kane Williamson, Length, around middle. Williamson steps forward and works it to mid on for a single. KW wanted the second run but Conway denies.
011.311.3: Karl Birkenstock to Kane Williamson, Fuller and on off. Williamson comes forward and taps it back to the bowler.
111.211.2: Karl Birkenstock to Devon Conway, A single now! Conway needs to up the ante! Full and on middle. Conway works it towards mid on off the inner half. The batters cross for a single.
011.111.1: Karl Birkenstock to Devon Conway, Full and outside off. Conway tries to reach out but misses. 
11 Overs | Runs : 77/2 | Run rate : 7
410.610.6: Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Smacked down the ground! Full and on off. Williamson comes down the track and hits it straight past the bowler. Nicol Loftie-Eaton does not show good reflex this time. A tough chance though for the bowler. The ball races away to the fence at long off.
610.510.5: Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Kane Williamson, SIX! Williamson thinks it is time to step on the gas. Tossed up, full and on off. Kane Williamson prods and slog-sweeps it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
210.410.4: Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Kane Williamson, On the pads, Williamson clips it through mid-wicket for a couple.
110.310.3: Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Devon Conway, Full and on off. Conway sweeps it square on the leg side for a single.
110.210.2: Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Kane Williamson, Full and on off. Williamson comes down the track and smacks it back to the hit the poles on the other end, Nicol Loftie-Eaton tries to get a hand on in but misses. In the end, the batters pick a single.
110.110.1: Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Devon Conway, Looped up, around leg. Conway gets low and sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
10 Overs | Runs : 62/2 | Run rate : 6.2
09.69.6: Gerhard Erasmus to Kane Williamson, Tossed up, on off. Williamson drives it to cover but straight to the fielder. New Zealand are 62/2 at the halfway mark.
09.59.5: Gerhard Erasmus to Kane Williamson, Flatter, around middle, Williamson pushes it back to the bowler.
19.49.4: Gerhard Erasmus to Devon Conway, Full and on off. Conway sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
19.39.3: Gerhard Erasmus to Kane Williamson, Floated, on off. Williamson tucks it to mid-wicket for a single. This single also get KW to 5500 runs T20 cricket.
09.29.2: Gerhard Erasmus to Kane Williamson, Tossed up, around off. Kane Williamson blocks it back to the bowler.
19.19.1: Gerhard Erasmus to Devon Conway, Flighted, full and on middle. Conway tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
9 Overs | Runs : 59/2 | Run rate : 6.56
18.68.6: Bernard Scholtz to Devon Conway, Another tidy over by Bernard Scholtz! Just 4 runs off it. Full and on middle. Conway prods and sweeps it towards short fine leg. Ruben Trumpelmann makes sure he stops the ball and save a certain boundary. The batters cross for a single.
18.58.5: Bernard Scholtz to Kane Williamson, Flatter, on the pads. Williamson pushes it to mid on for a single.
08.48.4: Bernard Scholtz to Kane Williamson, A dot now! Full, on off. Williamson defends it back to the bowler.
08.38.3: Bernard Scholtz to Devon Conway, LEG BYE! Floated, around middle and leg. Conway prods and looks to defend it out. The ball takes the pads and rolls out to the leg side. They collect a leg bye.
18.28.2: Bernard Scholtz to Kane Williamson, Tossed up, around off. Williamson pushes it to cover for a single.
08.18.1: Bernard Scholtz to Kane Williamson, Full and on the pads, Williamson defends it to the leg side.
8 Overs | Runs : 55/2 | Run rate : 6.88
07.67.6: Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Devon Conway, A dot to end the over! Flatter ball, outside off. Devon Conway punches hard but finds the cover fielder.
47.57.5: Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Devon Conway, FOUR! Finds the fence this time! Another ball fuller in length, outside off. Devon Conway drills it back past the bowler for a boundary.
27.47.4: Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Devon Conway, Tossed up, outside off. Devon Conway pumps it down the ground. JJ Smit runs across from long off and dives full stretch. He saves a couple for his side.
17.37.3: Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Kane Williamson, Floated, around middle and leg. Kane Williamson works it to long and collects a run.
17.27.2: Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Devon Conway, Flatter ball,on middle. Devon Conway clips it to the leg side and takes a run.
17.17.1: Nicol Loftie-Eaton to Kane Williamson, Tossed up, on middle. Kane Williamson drills it to long on for a run.
7 Overs | Runs : 46/2 | Run rate : 6.57
06.66.6: Bernard Scholtz to Devon Conway, A quicker ball, around off. Devon Conway blocks it off the back foot.
16.56.5: Bernard Scholtz to Kane Williamson, Flatter ball, around off. Kane Williamson pushes it to cover and takes a single.
16.46.4: Bernard Scholtz to Devon Conway, Flatter ball, darted on the pads. Devon Conway clips it to mid-wicket for a run.
16.36.3: Bernard Scholtz to Kane Williamson, Flatter ball, around middle. Kane Williamson eases it to long on for a single.
06.26.2: Bernard Scholtz to Daryl Mitchell, OUT! TAKEN! That is a brilliant running catch from Michael Van Lingen! New Zealand lose both their openers now! Tossed up, around off. Daryl Mitchell skips down and looks to go downtown. He does not time it well, the ball takes the outer half of the bat and lobs up to the right of the deep coevr fielder. Michael Van Lingen runs there, dives and takes a fantastic catch!
06.16.1: Bernard Scholtz to Daryl Mitchell, Tossed up, around off. Daryl Mitchell reverse sweeps it to point.
6 Overs | Runs : 43/1 | Run rate : 7.17
15.65.6: Ruben Trumpelmann to Daryl Mitchell, A single to end the over! Length ball, around off. Daryl Mitchell pushes it to mid off and takes a run. At the end of the Powerplay, New Zealand are 43/1.
45.55.5: Ruben Trumpelmann to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Good-length ball, around middle and leg. Daryl Mitchell waits for it and then whips it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
15.45.4: Ruben Trumpelmann to Kane Williamson, Full ball, darted on the pads. Kane Williamson stays back and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.
15.35.3: Ruben Trumpelmann to Daryl Mitchell, Length ball, around leg. Daryl Mitchell clips it to deep square leg for a single.
05.25.2: Ruben Trumpelmann to Daryl Mitchell, Good-length ball, around off. Daryl Mitchell defends it off the back foot.
05.15.1: Ruben Trumpelmann to Daryl Mitchell, Length ball, around off. Daryl Mitchell blocks it off the back foot.
5 Overs | Runs : 36/1 | Run rate : 7.2
44.64.6: David Wiese to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Nicely done! That ruins a good over! Short of a length, outside off. Kane Williamson stays back and punches it past covers for a boundary.
04.54.5: David Wiese to Kane Williamson, BEATEN! Back of a length, around the fifth stump channel! Kane Williamson looks to run it down to third man but the ball zips past the outside edge.
14.44.4: David Wiese to Daryl Mitchell, Length ball, on middle. Daryl Mitchell eases it to long on and collects a single.
14.34.3: David Wiese to Kane Williamson, Kane Williamson is off the mark! Good-length ball, on off. Williamson pushes it to wide of mid off and takes a run.
04.24.2: David Wiese to Kane Williamson, Short of a length, around off. Kane Williamson blocks it off the back foot.
04.14.1: David Wiese to Martin Guptill, OUT! TAKEN! This is a huge wicket for Namibia as David Wiese sends back the in-form Martin Guptill. Length ball, around off. Guptill backs away and looks to clear mid off but he fails to get the desired elevation and hits it straight to Ruben Trumpelmann at mid off who gulps it down.
4 Overs | Runs : 30/1 | Run rate : 7.5
23.63.6: JJ Smit to Daryl Mitchell, Length ball, on off. Daryl Mitchell works it past mid-wicket and they sprint back for the second.
03.53.5: JJ Smit to Daryl Mitchell, Back of a length, outside off. This is slashed towards point.
43.43.4: JJ Smit to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Lovely stroke! Length ball, on off. Daryl Mitchell hits it down the ground for a boundary.
13.33.3: JJ Smit to Martin Guptill, Tough chance put down! Length ball, on off. Guptill smacks it hard. The man at short cover, Craig Williams, dives to his right and gets his hands to it. But the ball does not stick. It rolls away and a single is taken.
23.23.2: JJ Smit to Martin Guptill, Short of a length, on off. Guptill pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
03.13.1: JJ Smit to Martin Guptill, Length ball, on off. Blocked out.
3 Overs | Runs : 21/0 | Run rate : 7
12.62.6: David Wiese to Martin Guptill, Length ball, on off. Pushed past covers for one.
12.52.5: David Wiese to Daryl Mitchell, Length ball, on off. This is smacked down the ground but Wiese gets his right hand out. The ball hits his hand and rolls towards mid on. A single is taken.
12.42.4: David Wiese to Martin Guptill, Slower ball, on a length. Pushed to long off for one.
12.32.3: David Wiese to Daryl Mitchell, Tap and run. Length ball, around off. Mitchell taps it towards short third man for one.
12.22.2: David Wiese to Martin Guptill, Length ball, around off. Punched past covers for one.
32.12.1: David Wiese to Daryl Mitchell, On a length, outside off. Daryl Mitchell cuts it past point. The man in the deep gets across and keeps it to three.
2 Overs | Runs : 13/0 | Run rate : 6.5
01.61.6: Ruben Trumpelmann to Martin Guptill, This stays low! Length ball, just outside off. Guptill looks to block but the ball stays low and goes past the bat.
01.51.5: Ruben Trumpelmann to Martin Guptill, On a length, on leg. Guptill blocks it with ease.
01.41.4: Ruben Trumpelmann to Martin Guptill, Back of a length, around off. Blocked out.
41.31.3: Ruben Trumpelmann to Martin Guptill, FOUR! Smacked! Full ball, on off. Guptill drives it to the right of mid off and the ball runs to the fence.
01.21.2: Ruben Trumpelmann to Martin Guptill, Beaten! Length ball, on off. Guptill looks to drive but the ball goes past the outside edge.
01.11.1: Ruben Trumpelmann to Martin Guptill, Length ball, angling across off. Left alone.
1 Overs | Runs : 9/0 | Run rate : 9
10.60.6: Bernard Scholtz to Martin Guptill, Just a single as this is pushed to mid off.
00.50.5: Bernard Scholtz to Martin Guptill, Loopy ball, on off. Blocked out.
60.40.4: Bernard Scholtz to Martin Guptill, SIX! Smashed! Tossed up, on off. Guptill heaves it down the ground. He does not even bother to look where the ball is going. The moment the ball came off the bat, he knew that it was going all the way.
00.30.3: Bernard Scholtz to Martin Guptill, Nicely tossed up, on off. Blocked back to the bowler.
10.20.2: Bernard Scholtz to Daryl Mitchell, Loopy ball, around off. Daryl Mitchell pushes it past covers for one.
10.10.1: Bernard Scholtz to Martin Guptill, Guptill and New Zealand are underway. Darted on the pads. He pushes it towards mid on for one.
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