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September 29, 2011
Scotland 247 for 7 (Coetzer 98) beat Namibia 266 for 8 (Williams 116, Burger 82, Goudie 4-55) by three wickets by D-L method
For the second time in two days, Scotland prevailed in a rain-affected game at Windhoek where the Duckworth-Lewis method was pressed into service.
Winning the toss and batting first, Namibia overcame the cheap loss of their openers to build steadily. Sarel Burger guided their progress with 82 off 109 balls, but the mainstay of the innings was the captain Craig Williams, who powered away to 116 off 117 balls. The pair added 191 off 35.3 overs to set Namibia on course for a big total. Williams smote five sixes and eight fours in his innings. Gordon Goudie intervened with a flurry of late wickets to keep Namibia to 266 for 8, and in hindsight, the lack of a finishing flourish might have cost them the game.
Scotland made a solid start to the chase despite the early loss of Fraser Watts, and were bustling along at 101 for 2 in 24 overs when the rain came down. The revised target of 247 off 45 overs meant Kyle Coetzer and Josh Davey had to step up the scoring-rate after the interruption. Coetzer hung in to get within two runs of a century, but his exit heralded a mid-innings slump as Davey struggled to keep up with the requirement. Richie Berrington (41 off 27 balls) and Gordon Drummond (19 off 9) turned the game around with sprightly cameos, though, before Goudie lashed a couple of boundaries to haul Scotland home with a ball to spare.
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