T20 World Cup 2021: All-round Afghanistan rout Namibia by 62 runs; register their second win in Super 12

Afghanistan registered a dominating win over Namibia | Getty

Afghanistan and Namibia locked horns in the 27th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday (October 31).

Opting to bat first, Afghanistan posted 160/5 in 20 overs with contributions from Mohammad Shahzad (45 off 33), Hazratullah Zazai (33 off 27), Mohammad Nabi (32* off 17), and Asghar Afghan (31 off 23).

Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton was the stand-out bowler for Namibia, claiming two wickets by conceding 21 runs in his four overs.

In reply, Namibia were restricted to 98/9 in 20 overs. It was a listless performance with the bat as no one even managed to touch the 30-run mark. David Wiese was the top scorer with 26.

Hamid Hassan (3-9), Naveen-ul-Haq (3-26), Gulbadin Naib (2-19), and Rashid Khan (1-14) returned with impressive bowling figures for Afghanistan.

Brief Scores:

Afghanistan 160/5 in 20 overs (Mohammad Shahzad 45; Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton 2-21) defeated Namibia 98/9 in 20 overs (David Wiese 26; Hamid Hassan 3-9; Naveen-ul-Haq 3-26) by 62 runs