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Namibia vs England Highlights, T20 World Cup: Reigning champions England maintained their bid to reach the second round of the T20 World Cup with a 41-run win over Namibia in a rain-hit Group B game Antigua on Saturday. England had to win to stay alive in the tournament and this win took them level on points with Scotland. But they could still be knocked out should Scotland defeat already-qualified Australia in St Lucia later Saturday or if that game ends in a no-result. (Scorecard | Points Table)

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Right then, England got the job done, there were nervous times for them throughout but eventually, we had a completed game, a shortened one but we got a result and it was the result England wanted. Now all eyes are on the Aussies. If they do manage to beat Scotland, England go through, anything other than that, it is the Scottish who’ll proceed. That game begins at 6 AM IST (12.30 AM GMT). You can join us an hour early for the build-up. Until then, cheers and have a good time.

Jos Buttler says he’s relieved. Mentions the performance was good. Adds he felt they had enough as the ball was sticking in the wicket. Mentions Brook and Bairstow played really well. States they have dealt with everything well and done what they could have.

The losing skipper of Namibia, Merwe Erasmus is up for a quick chat and says the target was a lot to ask for. Adds that David Wiese was brilliant with the bat and he has been a great servant to the nation and this being his last game it was good to see him bat like that. Mentions that they are happy to represent Namibia on the bigger stage but their motive was to advance and they will take a lot of learning from these games.

Harry Brook is the Player Of The Match for his match-winning knock of 47 in just 20 deliveries. He says that the players were anxious with a lot of rain but thankfully it stopped and they got the game going. Adds they knew it was going to be tough for Namibia as the pitch was wearing a bit. Adds that there was some spin and he just tried to stick around. Credits Jonny Bairstow for his smashing knock.

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Namibia really needed a special knock from someone but it did not come. However, Michael van Lingen and Niko Davin lacked the intent to begin with but Wiese really batted with a lot of intent and struck some meaty blows but they needed a lot more. In the end, a convincing show by England.

In reply, the England bowlers came to the fore too. Topley was really good along with Curran. They did not take a lot of wickets but kept it tight. They ensured England get a strong win.

A big relief for England as they have managed to emerge victorious. The weather gave them a real scare. It rained hard right from the start time but after a long delay, their prayers were answered and it began as an 11-over game. England were inserted but they lost their openers early. Bairstow and Brook got going and revived the innings. They counter-attacked and took England into a strong position before rain arrived again. That delay though was a short one as the players were back on the field in no time. The game was shortened to a 10-over per side and it was Brook and Moeen after that who hit sixes for fun. They took England to a massive score.

Jofra Archer to Merwe Erasmus

Bumper outside off, Merwe Erasmus looks for the reverse scoop over the keeper but misses. England wins this by 41 runs (DLS).

Jofra Archer to JJ Smit

LEG BYE! Yorker on leg, JJ Smit swings and misses. The ball gets deflected off his pads towards third man region and they take one.

Jofra Archer to JJ Smit

WIDE! Short and wide outside off, JJ Smit swings and misses.

Jofra Archer to David Wiese

OUT! CAUGHT IN THE DEEP! SHort-pitched outside off, David Wiese rocks back and looks to go big. The bat tilts in his hands at the time of contact with the ball and the ball lobs in the safe custody of Harry Brook at wide long on. The scenes from the middle indicates that David Wiese is set to hang his boots after this game.

Jofra Archer to Merwe Erasmus

Short-pitched outside off, Merwe Erasmus smashes this on the bounce towards the fielder at deep mid-wicket for one.

Jofra Archer to Merwe Erasmus

Swing and a miss. Cutter outside off, Merwe Erasmus looks for the slog and misses. The ball was closer to the off-pole than to the bat of Merwe Erasmus.

Jofra Archer to David Wiese

Good length around the pads, David Wiese flicks this towards deep square for one.

Merwe Erasmus walks out next.

Chris Jordan to Michael van Lingen

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! On a length in middle, Michael van Lingen clears his front leg and takes on Brook at long on. The ball doesn't get the desired elevation as Harry Brook takes a good catch running sideways at long on.

Chris Jordan to Michael van Lingen

SIX! Michael van Lingen finally connects with one. Pitched up in middle, Michael van Lingen slogs this over the fence towards the deep mid-wicket region and gets a maximum.

Chris Jordan to Michael van Lingen

Fuller one in middle, Michael van Lingen clears his front leg and looks to go big but ends up jamming it back towards the bowler.

Chris Jordan to David Wiese

Too full again and on off, David Wiese looks to use the long handle but chops it back onto his shoe deflecting the ball towards the off side for one.

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