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Ireland v Namibia, Clontarf, 2nd day

Johnston's six shreds sorry Namibia

Cricinfo staff

May 18, 2006

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Ireland 78 for 3 (Morgan 23*, Joyce 8*) trail Namibia 95 (Johnston 6-23)by 17 runs
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Namibia's hopes of staying in the competition are hanging in the balance after the defending champions Ireland skittled them for just 95 at Clontarf.

Trent Johnston destroyed Namibia's line-up with a six-wicket haul in just his tenth first-class match. The Australian-born Johnston, who has been playing for Ireland for two years, took 6 for 23 in a mere 9.5 overs as Namibia continued to struggle with alien conditions.

Kola Burger, the left-handed batsman, injected some beef into Namibia's innings with a fizzing knock of 39. He finally fell to Johnston, too, who made mincemeat of the side.

But Ireland's batsmen didn't have things all their own way: before rain washed out proceedings for the day around tea, they had lost three wickets as they limped to 78. Nevertheless, they will be confident of overhauling Namibia's total on the third day and building a decent first-innings lead.

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