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Patna : New Zealand (NZ) defeated Namibia by 52 runs in a Group 2 match of ICC T20 World Cup at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE, on November 5, 2021, as fast medium bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee took two wickets each while Glen Phillips scored an unbeaten 39 runs in 21 balls hitting 1 four and 3 sixes. James

Neesham scored an unbeaten 35 in 23 balls hitting 1 four and 2 sixes. NZ captain Kane Williamson made 28 runs while opener Martin Guptill scored 18 runs.. James Neesham was named Player Of The Match.

Namibia had won the toss and opted to bowl. Batting first NZ scored 163/4 in 20 overs. Chasing a target of 164 runs, Namibia could score just 111/7 in 20 overs with openers Stephan Baard and Michael van Lingen scoring 21 and 25 runs respectively. They added 47 runs for the first wicket. Michael Lingen fell to James Neesham Captain . Gerhard Erasmus fell to spinner ish Sodhi for 3 runs.