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  • 6:43 PM IST

    LIVE: Afghanistan vs Namibia, Match 11 | Namibia 103 in overs 19.2 | Target 168 | Batting: Bernard Scholtz 0(0): Afghanistan win by 63 runs! The match was thoroughly dominated by Afghanistan and Namibia hardly put up any competition. Afghanistan maintain unbeaten tag!

  • 6:12 PM IST

    LIVE: Afghanistan vs Namibia, Match 11 | Namibia 30/5 in overs 8| Target 168 | Batting: Gerrie Snyman 1(1), Sarel Burger 7(14): Namibia lose another. The technical batsmen of the team are departing early. The achievable target is becoming big with every wicket.
    OUT! JP Kotze c Samiullah Shenwari b Gulbadin Naib 16 (20)

  • 5:43 PM IST

    LIVE: Afghanistan vs Namibia, Match 11 | Namibia 12/4 in overs 4| Target 168 | Batting: JP Kotze 1(5), Sarel Burger 0(0): Disastrous start by Namibia batsmen, or may be brilliant bowling by Afghanistan? While the bowlers took 3 wickets, Namibia gifted one to Afghanistan as a run out. A lot of runs to score and the runrate is not impressive at all.
    OUT! Louis van der Westhuizen c Gulbadin Naib b Amir Hamza 0 (2)
    OUT! Stephan Baard run out 2 (4)
    OUT! Craig Williams c Amir Hamza b Naveen-ul-Haq 0 (2)
    OUT! Zane Green c Amir Hamza b Mohammad Nabi 1 (5)

  • 5:03 PM IST

    LIVE: Afghanistan vs Namibia, Match 11 | Afghanistan 167/6 in overs 20 | Batting: Mohammad Nabi 12(4),Rashid Khan 1(3): Good runs on the board and Afghanistan can eye another victory here. They sure have lost back to back wickets but have kept the runs coming. Shenwari did some power hitting while Nawroz Mangal showed his experience.

  • 4:56 PM IST

    LIVE: Afghanistan vs Namibia, Match 11 | Afghanistan 140/5 in overs 18
    | Batting: Mohammad Nabi 1(2), Gulbadin Naib 0(0):
    Namibia have actually done a good job not to let Afghanistab score huge runs. The have been consistent with wickets dismissing Afghanistan batsman in regular interval.
    OUT! Mohammad Nabi c JP Kotze b Jan Frylinck 13 (7)
    OUT! Samiullah Shenwari c Colin Peake b Christopher Coombe 35 (19)
    OUT! Asghar Stanikzai c Frylinck b Coombe 31 (23)

  • 4:45 PM IST

    LIVE: Afghanistan vs Namibia, Match 11 | Afghanistan 86/3 in overs 13 | Batting: Samiullah Shenwari 2(2), Asghar Stanikzai 13(12): Afghanistan have lost two wickets but the runrate has not gone down that much. Afghanistan have nothin to lose as they are already through to the semi-final. This is their time to enjoy the game and they are doing that.
    OUT! Mohammad Shahzad st Zane Green (wk) b Bernard Scholtz 31 (31)
    OUT! Najibullah Zadran b Bernard Scholtz 3 (8)

  • 4:06 PM IST

    LIVE: Afghanistan vs Namibia, Match 11 | Afghanistan 58/1 in overs 9 | Batting: Mohammad Shahzad 20(26), Asghar Stanikzai 1(3):Nawroz has to depart but that knock was special indeed. They have a lot of batting left and the runrate looks good. 160 will be good score here. We’ve seen Ireland win with the same score yesterday at the same venue.
    OUT! Nawroz Mangal b Bernard Scholtz 32 (25)

  • 4:04 PM IST

    LIVE: Afghanistan vs Namibia, Match 11 | Afghanistan 29/0 in overs 4 | Batting: Nawroz Mangal 18(14), Mohammad Shahzad 6(10): This is vintage Nawroz Mangal. The player retired from international cricket recently but is showing the world the amount of cricket left in him. Rally of fours and sixes.

  • 3:42 PM IST

    TOSS: Afghanistan elect to bat.

Afghanistan have been unbeaten © Getty Images
Afghanistan have been unbeaten © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the Desert T20 Challenge 2017. This is match No. 11 between Afghanistan and Namibia. The match will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. This will not be an international match as Namibia do not have the T20 Internationals status. Namibia have not been able to win a single match so far and will be looking forward to register at least one victory in the tournament with the final match at hand. Afghanistan, on the other hand, have been unbeaten so far in the competition so far, qualifying straight to the semi-final and will look to proceed with the unbeaten tag.

Namibia will have to walk a long way to beat an all powerful Afghanistan, who are being considered as one of the emerging powers in world cricket. The team’s top-order is rich with players like Mohammad Shahzad and Asghar Stanikzai. The team also has Mohammad Nabi who has emerged as a potent all-rounder over time. Nabi has been highly effective with both bat and ball of late and will be a big threat to any opponent. Talking about Namibia, though they had started off well in their previous match, they failed to maintain the momentum and eventually lost the match. They do have talented players and will have to act as a team to snatch victory out of the heavyweights’ jaw.

Squads:

Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai (c), Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Amir Hamza, Najibullah Zadran, Fareed Ahmad, Najeeb Tarakai, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq

Namibia: Sarel Burger (c), Stephan Baard, Christopher Coombe, Gerhard Erasmus, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green, JP Kotze, Mika Mutumbe, Colin Peake, Bernard Scholtz, JJ Smit, Gerrie Snyman, Louis van der Westhuizen, Craig George Williams