Namibia v UAE, ICC Intercontinental Shield, 3rd day

Klazinga and van Schoor put Namibia ahead

Cricinfo staff

December 6, 2009

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Namibia 369 and 134 for 3 (van Schoor 87) lead United Arab Emirates 297 (Haider 84, Klazinga 5-61) by 206 runs

The third day belonged to Namibia after UAE's batting lost their way following a solid start to give away a 72-run first-innings lead. Namibia opener Raymond van Schoor then put the game further in Namibia's favour with a patient 87, which increased the lead to 206 by stumps.

UAE started the day at a solid 185 for 3, and the overnight pair of Arfan Haider and Abdul Rehman progressed steadily to 238. Haider had moved to 84 when he was dismissed, sparking a collapse from the lower order - the final seven wickets going down for 59 runs. Medium-pacer Louis Klazinga was the architect of UAE's downfall; he grabbed a wicket in each of his five overs, starting from the 85th.

It was van Schoor's turn then to press the advantage. He hit five fours and a six in his fifth career half-century to take the lead beyond 200. He was in sight of a century when he fell to left-arm spinner Fayyaz Ahmed with less than three overs to go for stumps.

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