Namibia v Canada, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Windhoek, 2nd day April 6, 2012

Burger ton puts Namibia in lead

ESPNcricinfo staff

Namibia 293 for 6 (Burger 135*, van Schoor 71, Soraine 3-43) lead Canada 274 (Z Siddiqi 87, Burger 4-42) by 19 runs
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If Sarel Burger's bowling was the highlight of the first day, his batting shone on the second. Burger was unbeaten on 135 at stumps after taking Namibia past Canada's 274.

At the start of the second day, it took Namibia just 2.5 overs to wrap up Canada's innings. But when they came in to bat, they were forced into damage-control mode early as Durand Soraine trapped both openers in front. Another two wickets to Junaid Siddiqui's legspin pushed Namibia further into trouble at 85 for 4. Burger, however, held on to his end and then found an able ally in Raymond van Schoor, who scored 71, to bring up a 107-run partnership. But it was Burger's unbeaten partnership with Ian Opperman for the seventh wicket that put Namibia in control. He brought up his second first-class century during the course of this partnership. Namibia ended the day 19 runs ahead of Canada with four wickets in hand.