Viljoen five wicket haul is highlight of day three
Namibia continued their march towards their first Intercontinental Cup win of the current tournament after Christi Viljoen took five wickets to remove the Canadian top order in their second innings.
Resuming on 293-6, Namibia lost their centurion Sarel Burger from just the second ball of the day, with just one more run added to the total. Ian Opperman was out soon afterwards, but the last two wickets for the home side ensured that they would still gain a substantial first innings lead.
It was the 16 year old wicketkeeper Gerhard Erasmus who led the way with a patient 40 as he shared in a 34 run partnership for the ninth wicket and a 45 run partnership for the last wicket to take Namibia to a total of 374.
Canada then came up against the bowling of Christi Viljoen, who took the first five Canadian wickets to fall, leaving Canada struggling on 81-5. Zeeshan Siddiqui was the only real resistance, scoring an unbeaten 45 as Canada ended the day on 167-7, a lead of 67.
With just three wickets in hand, Canada are going to have to do something special if they are to escape with a draw in this match tomorrow.