Burger sizzles as Namibia go top
Namibia 337 and 94 for 3 (A Burger 46) beat Netherlands 107 and 323 (ten Doeschate 116, K Burger 5-27) by 7 wickets
Ryan ten Doeschate struck a fine 116 for Netherlands but it was too little, too late, as Namibia wrapped up a convincing seven-wicket win on the third day of their Intercontinental Cup clash in Windhoek.
ten Doeschate resumed on 47 and found encouraging support from Eric Szwarczynski, with whom he put on 58 for the fourth wicket. However, he became Kola Burger's first wicket in an inspired spell as Netherlands' lower-middle order began to fizzle away. Peter Borren managed to put on 65 with ten Doeschate, the pair giving Netherlands a slender lead, before Borren was bowled by Burger for an enterprising 36.
After bringing up his hundred, in which he cracked eight fours and three sixes, ten Doeschate chipped one back to Burger who then bowled Jeroen Smits for his fifth wicket. It was Burger's third five-wicket haul, and his best figures in first-class cricket.
Set 94 to win, Namibia were never in any serious trouble with Jan-Berrie Burger at the crease, who launched five fours and a six in a quickfire 46. The win puts Namibia top of the table on 68 points, two ahead of Kenya.