Namibia off the mark with easy win
Namibia completed what was a relatively easy victory over Canada in the Intercontinental Cup today in Windhoek to lift themselves into joint fourth on the tournament points table.
Canada resumed in the morning on 167-7, just 100 runs ahead of the home side. They lost their next two wickets quickly, and were on 176-9 five overs after he resumption. Both wickets had fell to Christi Viljoen, giving him seven for the innings.
Zeeshan Siddiqi and Zahid Hussain then put on a last wicket partnership of 37 to give the total a little more respectability at 213, but a target of 114 was always going to be easy for the experienced Namibian batsmen.
The Namibian opening pair got the chase off to a good start with an opening partnership of 86 before Pikky Ya France was out for 31. His opening partner Ewald Steenkamp brought the scores level with a run a ball innings of 60 before he was also out.
Six dot balls were then surprisingly played out before Gerrie Snyman finished the innings in fine style with a six to secure the seven wicket win and 20 points for his team.
Namibia now sit in joint fourth place on the Intercontinental Cup standings, equal with the Netherlands and the UAE. These two teams will meet in one-day matches on Tuesday and Thursday as part of the WCL Championship. Both teams are without a win in that competition, and it seems likely from the result of this match that Canada will remain so.