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Namibia v Scotland, Intercontinental Cup, Windhoek, 3rd day

Namibia edge one-wicket thriller

Cricinfo staff

April 6, 2008

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Namibia 115 and 237 for 9 (S Burger 79, Blain 4-61) beat Scotland 140 and 211 by one wicket
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An unbroken 47-run final-wicket stand between Deon Kotze and Louis Klazinga pushed Namibia to a thrilling victory in Windhoek, keeping their unbeaten record in the Intercontinental Cup alive and leaving Scotland with an almost impossible task to qualify for the final.

Sarel Burger kept the innings afloat with 79 off 162 balls, although when the last pair came together it appeared they'd been left with too much to do. Boundaries were rare, but Kotze and Klazinga worked hard to tick off the runs, piling pressure on the Scotland attack as they tried to claim the final breakthrough.

Scotland had controlled proceedings for much of the third day after Namibia started on 45 for 3 chasing 237 on a sporting surface where wickets have fallen steadily. They chipped away at the resistance with John Blain taking his match haul to nine wickets while Glen Rodgers chipped in with a couple.

But the defeat leaves them well adrift in the table with three matches remaining. Namibia, however, go from strength to strength and now sit with 82 points from their 100% record. Kenya, with a game in hand, are their closest challengers with Ireland 33 points behind in third place although they have played two matches less.

Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts Quotient For Against
Namibia 5 5 0 0 0 0 82 1.256 2390/83 2246/98
Kenya 4 3 1 0 0 0 66 1.263 1822/63 1832/80
Ireland 3 2 0 0 1 0 49 2.408 1535/26 1226/50
Netherlands 5 3 2 0 0 0 48 0.968 2470/88 2377/82
Scotland 4 1 1 0 2 0 32 1.003 1117/40 1392/50
U.A.E. 7 1 5 0 1 0 29 0.787 3024/124 3129/101
Canada 4 1 3 0 0 0 26 0.981 2085/69 1909/62
Bermuda 4 0 4 0 0 0 6 0.521 1657/80 1989/50

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