India beat Namibia by nine wickets To give Virat Kohli a winning farewell in his final match as T20I captain and to conclude their disappointing T20 World Cup campaign on a high Monday. India, who bowled out of the tournament on Sunday, rallied on an opening run of 87 runs in between Rohit Sharma, who hit 56, and KL Rahul, who made an unbeaten 54, to reach their target of 133 in 15.2 overs in Dubai. India, the 2007 champions, finished the tournament with three wins from five Super 12 matches, but missed the semi-finals.
Namibia signed off with a single victory in their first appearance in the Super 12 phase of the T20 World Cup.
Indian spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin each took three wickets to set up the win after holding Namibia at 132 for eight.
David Wiese scored 26 of 25 balls and lifted Namibia from an uncertain 94-7 to a decent total, but that was not enough to pull off a powerful Indian batting line-up that came in handy towards the business end of the tournament. do not dare.
Rohit, who is still the frontrunner to take over the T20 duties from Kohli, has achieved his second half of the competition.
Rohit eventually fell to Jan Frylinck’s left-arm medium pace, but only after hitting seven fours and two sixes in his 37-ball.
Rahul kept up the pace to make his third consecutive fifty and crossed the winning line.
Suryakumar Yadav hit an unbeaten 25 off 19 balls.
India could only score 151 and 110 in their first two defeats against Pakistan and New Zealand, hampering their chances of reaching the semi-finals.
New Zealand beat Afghanistan on Sunday to eliminate India from the competition and join Pakistan as the teams in the last four of Group 2.
In the last Super 12 match, the Indian bowlers took control after Jasprit Bumrah sent Michael van Lingen back for Michael van Lingen for 14 to end a 33-run opening stance.
Jadeja struck three times with his left arm twist and the spinner Ashwin also made the Namibian middle and lower order roar with figures of 3-20.
Wiese scored 23 around the eighth wicket with Frylinck, who made an unbeaten 15, to add useful runs in the last few overs.
Number 10 Ruben Trumpelmann made 13 of six balls, including a six and a four in Mohammed Shami’s 20th over, but Namibia’s total was not enough.