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AUS vs NAM Ball by Ball Commentary

Results
Match 6, Trinidad, May 29, 2024, ICC Men's T20 World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2024
Australia beat Namibia by 7 wickets

Commentary

1:49 AM IST Right then, that is it from this T20 World Cup warm-up match. Australia have got their World Cup preparations underway in fine fashion that too without most of their main squad which is a huge positive for them and they will be facing hosts, West Indies in their next warm-up game. You can simply switch tabs and keep an eye on the other warm-up games. Until next time then, take care and goodbye!
1:46 AM IST Earlier in the game, Mitchell Marsh won the toss and put Namibia into bat first and his decision was backed up right away by Josh Hazlewood who bowled an unreal spell inside the Powerplay, picking up a couple of wickets for no runs. The other bowlers kept the intensity up and Australia were able to get wickets in the middle phase as well. However, a counter-attack in the latter stages led by Zane Green ensured that Namibia not just got over the 100-run mark but a few more runs. However, it still wasn't anywhere enough as Australia wrapped up the game with half the overs to spare in what was a morale-crushing defeat for Namibia.
1:44 AM IST As for Namibia, it was a big lesson as they did come into this game on the back of a fine win against Uganda but against the big boys, they still need to be a lot more clinical and decisive with their planning and execution. The start with the ball wasn't a good one and Ruben Trumpelmann was all over the place trying to just bowl quick. There were some positive signs though as the spinners got a bit of purchase from the deck and picked up a couple of wickets as well. They will now look to learn from this game and make a few tweaks heading into the main event.
1:43 AM IST Now, that was a scintillating batting performance from Australia and they have overpowered Namibia with quite ease. Chasing a paltry total of 120 runs, Australia got away quickly but it was in the third over when Mitchell Marsh really went after Ruben Trumpelmann and the Aussies got 21 runs from that over. Soon though, Marsh was run out and then Josh Inglis too came in and went quickly. David Warner started quickly but didn't get much of a strike during that phase. However, he took matters into his own hands as Tim David played a small cameo at the other end before getting out. Warner ended up with a fiery half-century and along with Matthew Wade sealed the win in exactly just 10 overs with Warner remaining unbeaten on 54 runs off just 21 balls.
End of over 1019 runs
AUS: 123/3CRR: 12.30
Ball
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4
9.6

Tangeni Lungameni to David Warner, 4 runs

FOUT! That's it, Australia have won and David Warner has finished proceedings in fine fashion here. On the shorter side and outside off, Warner latches onto it and cuts it past point for a boundary. Australia win by 7 wickets!

1
9.6

Tangeni Lungameni to David Warner, 1 run

Wide.

6
9.5

Tangeni Lungameni to David Warner, 6 runs

SIX! Over the fence. 50 up for Warner too. This is short and on middle. It is pulled over the mid-wicket fence. Two more needed. Can he end it in this over?

1
9.4

Tangeni Lungameni to Matthew Wade, 1 run

On off. This is pushed through covers for one.

4
9.3

Tangeni Lungameni to Matthew Wade, 4 runs

FOUR! Comedy of errors! Runs needed below 10 now! Angled into the pads. This is clipped between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg. Both go for it but in the end, leave it for each other, it ends up trickling over the fence.

2
9.2

Tangeni Lungameni to Matthew Wade, 2 runs

Good running! On middle. Wade tucks it on the leg side with soft hands and takes two.

1
9.1

Tangeni Lungameni to David Warner, 1 run

Shorter and around off. This is flat batted down to long off for one.

End of over 914 runs
AUS: 104/3CRR: 11.56RRR: 1.45
Ball
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1
8.6

Bernard Scholtz to David Warner, 1 run

Takes one! Just the 16 needed! On the pads. This is tucked through mid-wicket for one.

4
8.5

Bernard Scholtz to David Warner, 4 runs

FOUR! 100 up! Just the 17 needed now. Full and on the pads. Warner looks to sweep, this goes off the inner half past short fine leg and down to the fine leg fence.

1
8.4

Bernard Scholtz to Matthew Wade, 1 run

He plays the reverse sweep again. This time he is a little cramped for room and hence, hits it towards point for one.

4
8.3

Bernard Scholtz to Matthew Wade, 4 runs

FOUR! Wade does not waste time! Straightaway brings out the reverse sweep and nails it past point. This races away to the fence.

1:23 AM IST Matthew Wade walks out to bat now.
W
8.2

Bernard Scholtz to Tim David, no run

OUT! TAKEN! David holes out! Slightly short and on middle. David pulls but quite flat. He does not get the elevation he wanted. The fielder at deep mid-wicket takes an easy catch.

4
8.1

Bernard Scholtz to Tim David, 4 runs

FOUR! These two are doing it quickly! Walks right across. This is on middle. David sweeps it behind square on the leg side and this races away to the fence.

End of over 811 runs
AUS: 90/2CRR: 11.25RRR: 2.50
Ball
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David Warner:38 (16)
Tim David:19 (14)
Jan Frylinck:1-0-11-0
4
7.6

Jan Frylinck to David Warner, 4 runs

FOUR! Slapped away. That is nailed. Short and outside off. Warner slaps it past cover and this races away to the fence.

1
7.5

Jan Frylinck to Tim David, 1 run

A good slower one outside off. David does not pick it. He is through the swing, it goes off the toe end down to long off for one.

1
7.4

Jan Frylinck to David Warner, 1 run

Angled into the pads again. Warner works it down to fine leg and gets one.

1
7.3

Jan Frylinck to Tim David, 1 run

On the pads. This is worked down to fine leg for one.

0
7.2

Jan Frylinck to Tim David, no run

Extra bounce! Shorter and outside off. David looks to cut but is beaten.

4
7.1

Jan Frylinck to Tim David, 4 runs

FOUR! Cut away! Way too short and width on offer. David cuts it past point and this one gets to the fence. Below 40 needed now.

End of over 718 runs
AUS: 79/2CRR: 11.29RRR: 3.15
Ball
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6
6.6

Ruben Trumpelmann to David Warner, 6 runs

SIX! Massive! Another massive over for the Aussies. This is angled into middle. Warner hits it with the angle. He sends it sailing over the mid-wicket fence for another biggie.

4
6.5

Ruben Trumpelmann to David Warner, 4 runs

FOUR! Finds the gap. Runs needed below 50 now. Makes room. This is on off. Warner slaps it past cover and this races away.

1
6.4

Ruben Trumpelmann to Tim David, 1 run

He hits it hard but only one again. Short and on middle. This is pulled towards deep square leg. A run taken.

0
6.3

Ruben Trumpelmann to Tim David, no run

Fuller and on off. This is hit hard but to mid off.

1
6.2

Ruben Trumpelmann to David Warner, 1 run

Outside off, Warner guides it down to third man and gets off strike.

6
6.1

Ruben Trumpelmann to David Warner, 6 runs

SIX! The Aussies seem in a hurry now! This is angled into the pads. Warner loves it there. He plays the pick up shot over square leg and it goes over the fence.

End of over 612 runs
AUS: 61/2CRR: 10.17RRR: 4.21
Ball
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Tim David:12 (8)
David Warner:16 (10)
David Wiese:2-0-16-0
4
5.6

David Wiese to Tim David, 4 runs

FOUR! A boundary to end the Powerplay. Aussies going at over 10 per over. Fuller and outside off. David smacks it past cover and this races away.

0
5.5

David Wiese to Tim David, no run

Angled into the pads. David works it to mid-wicket.

1
5.4

David Wiese to David Warner, 1 run

Outside off. Warner guides it past point for one.

1
5.3

David Wiese to Tim David, 1 run

Takes one now as this fuller ball is pushed towards mid off.

6
5.2

David Wiese to Tim David, 6 runs

SIX! Bang! Gets hold of this one. Massive! On middle. A length ball. David smacks it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

0
5.1

David Wiese to Tim David, no run

Fullish and on off. This is driven but to covers.

End of over 52 runs
AUS: 49/2CRR: 9.80RRR: 4.73
Ball
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1
4.6

Bernard Scholtz to Tim David, 1 run

Quicker through the air again, Tim David plays it away towards long off and picks up a single.

0
4.5

Bernard Scholtz to Tim David, no run

Quick and flat around off, punched away from the crease towards cover.

0
4.4

Bernard Scholtz to Tim David, no run

Pitching outside leg! Quicker through the air, on a fuller length and turning away from around leg stump. Tim David gets squared up and gets hit on the pads.

1:06 AM IST Tim David is the new man in.
W
4.3

Bernard Scholtz to Josh Inglis, no run

OUT! CHOPPED ON! Bernard Scholtz tosses this one up on a nagging length, right on the stumps and a bit quicker as well. Josh Inglis rocks back to cut a ball which is relatively full and ends up getting an inside edge back onto the stumps.

0
4.2

Bernard Scholtz to Josh Inglis, no run

Beaten! Nicely tossed up, a bit full and around off, this one turns away sharply after pitching, Josh Inglis looks to play at it but is well beaten.

1
4.1

Bernard Scholtz to David Warner, 1 run

On the shorter side, David Warner half pulls it past square leg for one.

End of over 48 runs
AUS: 47/1CRR: 11.75RRR: 4.56
Ball
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4
3.6

Tangeni Lungameni to Josh Inglis, 4 runs

FOUR! Top shot! This is bowled full and around the off stump, Josh Inglis gets on the front foot and hammers the drive wide of covers for a boundary.

1
3.5

Tangeni Lungameni to David Warner, 1 run

Back of a length outside off, dabbed away to the right of short third for a single.

2
3.4

Tangeni Lungameni to David Warner, 2 runs

Pitched up around off stump, lifted in the air and over the cover region for a couple of runs.

0
3.3

Tangeni Lungameni to David Warner, no run

Short of a length and outside off stump, smashed flat and hard but straight to mid off.

1
3.2

Tangeni Lungameni to Josh Inglis, 1 run

Pitched up on off stump, driven firmly on the up and to the right of mid off for a quick single.

W
3.1

Tangeni Lungameni to Mitchell Marsh, no run

OUT! RUN OUT! Oh, that is disastrous for Australia and what was Mitchell Marsh doing there? Tangeni Lungameni begins from around the stumps and angles it in on a fuller length from around middle. Marsh plays all over it and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW as the ball rolls to the off side but it is turned down. Marsh sets off for the leg bye without even looking at Warner who tries to send him back but the fielder at point comes with the ball and whips off the bails at the keeper's end.

12:59 AM IST Tangeni Lungameni comes into the attack now.
End of over 321 runs
AUS: 39/0CRR: 13.00RRR: 4.76
Ball
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4
2.6

Ruben Trumpelmann to David Warner, 4 runs

FOUR! Up and over! 21 runs off the over and Australia already in sixth gear here. Pitched up right in the slot and on the stumps, David Warner crouches a bit and gets under it before smashing it over mid on for a boundary.

1
2.5

Ruben Trumpelmann to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run

Leg bye! Shortish length angled into middle, Mitchell Marsh misses the tuck and the ball rolls off his body onto the on side for a leg bye.

4
2.4

Ruben Trumpelmann to Mitchell Marsh, 4 runs

FOUR! Wow, that is a pleasing cover drive. Ruben Trumpelmann comes from around the stumps and bowls it too full outside off stump, Marsh gets on the front foot and creams it through covers for yet another boundary.

4
2.3

Ruben Trumpelmann to Mitchell Marsh, 4 runs

FOUR! Flayed away for yet another boundary! Full and wide outside off, Mitchell Marsh plants his front foot across and goes hard after it but gets an outside edge that flies high and over short third for a boundary.

4
2.2

Ruben Trumpelmann to Mitchell Marsh, 4 runs

FOUR! Smashed away! Short and wide outside off, Mitchell Marsh throws his hands at it and slaps the ball over the man at cover-point and the ball races away to the fence.

4
2.1

Ruben Trumpelmann to Mitchell Marsh, 4 runs

FOUR LEG BYES! Just too straight and that is a loosener to begin with from Ruben Trumpelmann. Full, on the legs and swinging further down leg, Mitchell Marsh misses the flick and the ball rolls off his pads down to fine leg for a boundary.

12:54 AM IST Ruben Trumpelmann comes into the attack now.
End of over 25 runs
AUS: 18/0CRR: 9.00RRR: 5.66
Ball
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  • 1(1LB)
  • 3
  • 0
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1
1.6

David Wiese to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run

Good length around middle, pushed off the front foot towards mid on for a quick single. Tidy start from David Wiese with the ball in hand.

0
1.5

David Wiese to Mitchell Marsh, no run

Nicely bowled! Takes pace off and bowls a loopy slower one, full and gets it to dip on the stumps, Mitchell Marsh watchfully blocks it off.

3
1.4

David Wiese to David Warner, 3 runs

Excellent chase from the fielder but the batters pick up three runs, brilliant running. Fractionally short but well wide, David Warner taps it away in the gap at cover-point and speeds back for the third run.

1
1.3

David Wiese to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run

Leg bye! Dragged a bit more and bowled into the pitch, angling it in at the hips, Mitchell Marsh misses the tuck and the ball goes off the thigh pads in front of square leg for a leg bye.

0
1.2

David Wiese to Mitchell Marsh, no run

Back of a length again and on a tight line around off, played off the back foot in front of point for another dot.

0
1.1

David Wiese to Mitchell Marsh, no run

Starts back of a length and bowls it around the fifth stump line, Mitchell Marsh presses back and punches it towards cover-point.

12:49 AM IST David Wiese to bowl from the other end.
End of over 113 runs
AUS: 13/0CRR: 13.00RRR: 5.63
Ball
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0
0.6

Gerhard Erasmus to David Warner, no run

Floated up on the stumps, played back towards the bowler.

4
0.5

Gerhard Erasmus to David Warner, 4 runs

FOUR BYES! Through everyone! Way too quick and way too short around off, David Warner is beaten and so is the keeper as the ball goes straight through into the fence.

4
0.4

Gerhard Erasmus to David Warner, 4 runs

FOUR! What a shot first up from David Warner! Bowled from around the stumps, full and around off stump, Warner brings out the reverse sweep right away and gets it well over backward point for a boundary.

1
0.3

Gerhard Erasmus to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run

Slower, shorter and turning back in, Mitchell Marsh flicks it away through mid-wicket for a run.

4
0.2

Gerhard Erasmus to Mitchell Marsh, 4 runs

FOUR! Timed to perfection! On the shorter side again and outside off stump, Mitchell Marsh rocks back again and just punches it firmly past point for a boundary. Australia are underway!

0
0.1

Gerhard Erasmus to Mitchell Marsh, no run

Play and a miss! Begins with a shortish delivery and bowls it outside off stump, Mitchell Marsh rocks back to cut but misses.

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