T20 WC 2021: Neesham and Phillips star as New Zealand beat Namibia by 52 runs, move to 2nd spot

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Published: Nov 05, 2021, 06:59 PM(IST)

New Zealand's James Neesham and Glenn Phillips Photograph:( AFP )

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Glenn Phillips and Jimmy Neesham put up a partnership of 76 runs after New Zealand were 87 for 4 to steer them to a comfortable win.

New Zealand beat Namibia by 52 runs in a Super 12 game of the T20 World Cup here on Friday.

New Zealand scored 163 for four and then restricted Namibia to 111 for seven in 20 overs.

At one stage, it seemed Namibia would restrict New Zealand to less than 140 but Glenn Phillips and Jimmy Neesham provided the big hits their team was in desperate need for.

Their unbeaten 76 run stand came off 36 balls as the last five overs yielded 73 runs.

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Brief scores:

New Zealand: 163/4 in 20 overs (Glenn Phillips 39 not out, Jimmy Neesham 35 not out; Bernard Scholtz 1/15).

Namibia 111/7 in 20 overs (Michael van Lingen 25; Trent Boult 2/20, Tim Southee 2/15).

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