Pakistan registered an emphatic win over Namibia in the Super 12 encounter of the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on Tuesday. The Men in Green successfully defended 189 to qualify for the semi-finals.
Mohammad Rizwan (79 not out) and Babar Azam (70) added 113 runs for the opening wicket after Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat. After Azam’s dismissal, Mohammad Hafeez tormented the Namibia bowling attack. His unbeaten 32 off 16 balls powered Pakistan to 189/2.
While chasing the big total, the Namibians batted brilliantly in the first ten overs. But Pakistan pacers controlled their flow of runs and eventually restricted them to 144/5.
Pakistan will now face Scotland in their last Super 12 game on Sunday, November 7. On the other hand, Namibia have their remaining two games against New Zealand and India on November 5 and November 8.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) November 2, 2021
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) November 2, 2021
Officially qualified for semi finals! All of The Hard work by the Boys has finally bore fruit!
Babar and Rizwan become 1st opening pair in T20I Cricket with Five 100+ partnerships congratulations to them✨#pakistan #PAKvsNAM #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/IAqskjVOJA
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) November 2, 2021
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 2, 2021
FIFTY! 10th T20I half-century for @iMRizwanPak 👏
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) November 2, 2021
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 2, 2021
Mohammad Rizwan – Babar Azam pair becomes the first pair ever to aggregate 1,000 runs in a calendar year in Twenty20 Internationals.
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) November 2, 2021
Rizwan has opened 18 times in T20Is this year and finished not out on 8 occasions!!! #T20WorldCup
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) November 2, 2021
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) November 2, 2021
— Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) November 2, 2021
Pakistan becomes the first team to officially enter the SFs of the #T20WorldCup
England will go through as well notwithstanding a miracle. Clinical performance from Pakistan. They have all bases covered. Can they go all the way now?
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) November 2, 2021
— CPL T20 (@CPL) November 2, 2021