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October 5, 2011
Scotland 181 for 7 (Berrington 63, Engelbrecht 2-26) beat Namibia 55 (Drummond 2-2, Haq 2-6) by 126 runs
Scotland extended their dominance over Namibia and secured a 4-1 Twenty20 series win with a crushing 126-run victory in the fifth match at Windhoek High School. Richie Berrington's 63 underpinned Scotland's innings, helping them to reach 181 for 7, after which Namibia's chase imploded in spectacular fashion and they were all out for 55 in the 11th over.
Berrington's half-century had been Scotland's only innings of any length, but there were contributions from most of the batsmen as they opted to bat in their final match of the tour. Calum Macleod helped Berrington put together an opening stand of 57 in good time, and the only real wobble of Scotland's innings came when they lost Fraser Watts and Berrington in the space of two overs to slip to 132 for 5.
Gordon Drummond was at hand to give the innings late impetus, slamming two of the six balls he faced over the boundary. Gerrie Snyman, Andre Engelbrecht and Bernard Scholtz picked up two wickets apiece.
Namibia lost the hard-hitting Louis van der Westhuizen in the first over of their reply, and by the middle of the third over they were tottering dangerously at 14 for 3, Drummond striking twice in his only over. Once captain Craig Williams was dismissed by Safyaan Sharif the slide began in earnest, Namibia slipping from 35 for 3 to 37 for 7 in the space of just more than an over.
Preston Mommsen helped himself to three quick wickets as the tail offered no resistance, having Engelbrecht caught by Watts to bring the match to an end.
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