Namibia v UAE, Intercontinental Cup, Windhoek, 2nd day December 9, 2006

UAE routed in two days

Cricinfo staff

UAE 96 and 183 (Kashif Khan 96, Klazinga 5-20) lost to Namibia 428 (L Burger 120, Verwey 114, Snyman 66, Wasim Bari 5-130) by an innings and 149 runs

Namibia completed a two-day demolition job on UAE, powering to an innings-and-149-run win at Windhoek after a ruthless all-round display. Centuries for Louis Burger and Tobias Verway led the second-day charge, building a massive lead of 332, then Louis Klazinga bagged five wickets as UAE were tumbled out in 38 overs.

However, the closing stages were enlivened by a brave assault from Kashif Khan, who slammed 10 fours and six sixes in a 67-ball 95. UAE's plight was summed up by the fact that the next highest score was Arshad Ali's 18.

UAE's main ambition was to try and extend the match as long as possible, but even the third day proved out of reach once the Namibians burst through the top order leaving them 60 for 5. Klazinga then built on his impressive first-innings figures of 3 for 12 by adding 5 for 20 second time around. He and Deon Kotze wrapped up the match, despite the thunderous hitting of Khan.

But whereas Khan's heroics merely delayed the inevitable, Namibia's impressive batting was in a greater cause. Burger started the day 14 short of a ton and didn't take long to cross three figures and register his highest first-class score. The surprise package was Verwey, batting at No. 9 in just his third first-class match, who hit 12 fours and four sixes in an outstanding 114. He enabled the last two wickets to add 122, crushing UAE's resolve.