Namibia v Canada, Intercontinental Cup, Windhoek, 3rd day October 27, 2007

Feeble Canada struggle in follow-on

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Canada 286 (Iqbal 140) and 235 for 6 (Dhaniram 17*, Bhatti 0*) lead Namibia 480 for 9 dec (B Kotze 163*) by 41 runs

Canada lost 6 for 53 in a dramatic collapse on the third day to put Namibia in control of their Intercontinental Cup match at Windhoek.

Resuming on 233 for 4, Canada lost two quick wickets to Ian van Zyl before Gerrie Snyman mopped up the tail. Snyman, the 26-year-old medium-fast bowler, ended with the impressive figures of 4 for 63. Mohammad Iqbal's lone effort, a brilliant 140, wasn't enough for Canada to save the follow-on.

They didn't fare much better in their second innings either, losing Abdul Jabbar and Qaiser Ali cheaply. But Iqbal found support in Trevor Bastiampillai, with whom he put on 125 for the third wicket before Bastiampillai was caught behind for a composed 63. One wicket brings two - or in Canada's case, three or four in quick succession - and Iqbal was left stranded while his middle and lower orders collapsed around him.

At stumps, Canada led by just 40 runs.