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Bermuda v Namibia, Intercontinental Cup, Hamilton, 3rd day

Bowlers give Namibia the edge

Cricinfo staff

September 5, 2008

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Bermuda 175 (Deon Kotze 4-31) and 21 for 1 need another 278 to beat Namibia 320 and 153 for 9 dec (Snyman 57, Kelly 4-53)
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A strong bowling performance by Namibia gave them the advantage in their Intercontinental Cup match against Bermuda. After taking a first-innings lead of 145, Namibia declared their second innings at 153 for 9 and then took an early wicket in Bermuda's chase of 299.

Nineteen wickets fell on day two, with Bermuda adding just 84 to their overnight total of 91 for 1. Offspinner Deon Kotze picked up 4 for 31, while Jekon Edness top scored for Bermuda with 39 in a disappointing batting display in which only the top three batsmen scored more than 20.

Fast bowler Stefan Kelly gave Bermuda some hope early in Namibia's second innings, taking three of the first four wickets, which fell with just 44 on the board. But Gerrie Snyman's 52-ball 57 gave his side a boost, even as wickets fell around him. Kelly ended with six wickets for the match.

At stumps Edness was batting with Kelly after Bermuda lost Oronde Bascombe with 18 on the board.

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