Namibia exert pressure on Uganda with huge lead
Uganda 77 for 2 (Mukasa 48*) and 329 trail Namibia 609 (Steenkamp 87, Snyman 86, Williams 82, Waiswa 3 for 123) by 203 runs
Namibia followed up a solid batting display by picking up two wickets in Uganda's second innings to move into a commanding position at the end of day three of the ICC Intercontinental Shield match in Windhoek. Substantial contributions from the middle and lower order lifted Namibia to 609, the highest first-class score without a century.
Resuming at 320 for 4, Namibia lost Craig Williams, lbw to Charles Waiswa in the day's first over and Bjorn Kotze soon after, with the score at 340. Gerrie Snyman and Louis van der Wethuizen staged a recovery, putting on 115 runs for the seventh wicket. Snyman scored 86 with seven fours and two sixes while Wethuizen made 50 with seven boundaries.
Their departure, within 25 runs of each other, offered Uganda no respite. In came Tobias Verwey and Louis Klazinga, who added 99 at over a run a ball for the ninth wicket. Verwey made 73 off 78 balls with nine fours and three sixes while Klazinga hit an unbeaten 48 off 53.
Uganda used eight bowlers in the innings with Waiswa the best of the lot, picking up 3 for 123. Every Namibia batsman reached double figures as they set their first-class record, going past the 605 scored by Madhya Pradesh against Haryana in 1998-99.
Uganda's problems were compounded when they lost two quick wickets in their second innings. Roger Mukasa was unbeaten on 48 at the close of play as Uganda finished the day at 77 for 2, needing 203 to make Namibia bat again.