Namibia v Scotland, Intercontinental Cup, Windhoek, 3rd day September 25, 2011

Haq's best puts Scotland in charge

ESPNcricinfo staff

Scotland 260 for 4 (Mommsen 102, Coetzer 56) and 350 (Flannigan 102, Viljoen 3-71) v Namibia 263 (Williams 51, Haq 6-32)
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A career-best 6 for 32 from offspinner Majid Haq, a century by Preston Mommsen and a second fifty of the match for Kyle Coetzer helped Scotland build an almost impenetrable 347-run lead with six wickets remaining after the third day of their Intercontinental Cup match against Namibia.

Scotland had reached 260 for 4 at stumps, with two partnerships of 102 and 103 for the second and third wickets having underpinned their innings against a deflated Namibian bowling attack after Haq had spun through the lower middle order and tail to bowl the opposition out for 263.

Namibia had begun the day in the reasonably steady position of 230 for 6, but Haq ensured there would be no rally from the tail as he dismissed Nicholaas Scholtz and Louis Klazinga before he wrapped up the innings by having Kola Burger caught by Calum Macleod with the first ball of his 28th over.

The early dismissal of Ryan Flannigan may well have raised Namibia's flagging hopes of achieving a positive result in this match, but Haq continued his stellar performance with a 104-ball 59 in Mommsen's company. Once he had been dismissed, trapped lbw by Pikky Ya France, Coetzer and Mommsen continued their steady work, and Scotland hold the upper hand heading into the final day.