Jersey v Namibia, World T20 Qualifier, Group A, Dublin July 17, 2015

Snyman, Baard fifties power Namibia to big win

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Namibia 164 for 1 (Snyman 82, Baard 61*) beat Jersey 161 for 4 (Jenner 90*, B Scholtz 2-21) by nine wickets
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File Photo - Gerrie Snyman got to his fifty off 24 balls © Peter Della Penna

Gerrie Snyman's 43-ball 82 and Stephan Baard's unbeaten 61 guided Namibia to a nine-wicket win in their World T20 Qualifier Group A game against Jersey in Dublin. The opening pair added 121 runs to set the foundation for Namibia's 162-run chase.

Namibia got off to a blazing start, racing to 67 in 6 overs. Snyman was largely responsible, taking 17 runs off Rhys Palmer and Nat Watkins in the fourth and sixth overs, and had raced to his fifty by the end of the sixth over, getting there with a six off 24 balls. The partnership motored along to 118 in 12 overs, before Snyman was dismissed for 82 by Anthony Kay, after striking five sixes and eight fours . Namibia's second-wicket pair of Baard and Raymond van Schoor kept the chase on track and Baard, who reached his fifty off 39 deliveries, closed the game out with a couple of boundaries.

That Jersey were able to post a score of 161 for 4 after being put in to bat was largely due to Jonty Jenner's unbeaten 52-ball 90. Their openers were dismissed by the fourth over with the score on 25 and they were soon struggling at 85 for 4 in the 13th over. Jenner and Watkins then lifted Jersey with an unbeaten 76-run partnership for the fifth wicket, helping the side accumulate 58 runs off the last five overs. Jenner was the dominant partner - he was batting on 42 off 28 deliveries when Ben Stevens was dismissed in the 13th over. Jenner scored his next 48 runs off 24 deliveries, to finish with eight fours and four sixes in his 90, while Watkins was unbeaten on 27 off 24 balls.

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