Namibia v Scotland, Intercontinental Cup, Windhoek, 4th day September 26, 2011

Ya France, Snyman earn Namibia draw

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Scotland 350 (Flannigan 102, Viljoen 5-94) and 296 for 5 (Mommsen 102) drew with Namibia 263 (Williams 51, Haq 6-32) and 218 for 4 (Snyman 88, Ya France 63*)

A marathon unbeaten half-century from Pikky Ya France and Gerrie Snyman's 88 helped Namibia save their Intercontinental Cup match against Scotland in Windhoek. Scotland added 36 runs to their overnight total, leaving Namibia 384 to win in a little less than a day. It was always going to be a case of batting out the day for Namibia and Ya France stuck it out for 225 balls on his way to 63 not out. Snyman played a more aggressive knock, hitting 14 fours and three sixes, and the two took Namibia to safety.

Offspinner Majid Haq, who had taken six wickets in Namibia's first innings, caused a flutter of nerves in the Namibia camp when he dismissed Christi Viljoen and Sarel Burger within eight overs. Seamer Richie Berrington then bowled Craig Williams to leave Namibia 99 for 3. But Ya France and Snyman ensured there was no collapse.

Scotland had led by 87 runs after the first innings but, perhaps, did not leave their bowlers enough time to bowl Namibia out.

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  • IanF1 on September 27, 2011, 11:11 GMT

    Never mind, looks like it's been corrected now!

  • IanF1 on September 27, 2011, 8:36 GMT

    I notice both teams got 7 points for the draw rather than 3. Was there a rain break at some point? They seem to have played 90+ overs on each of the four days.

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