Namibia v Bermuda, Windhoek April 9, 2010

Sarel Burger stars in big Namibian win

Cricinfo staff

Namibia 156 for 2 (Burger 58*) beat Bermuda 155 (Burger 3-40) by eight wickets

Sarel Burger's all-round effort helped Namibia brush aside Bermuda's challenge yet again in Windhoek. Burger hit a quick, unbeaten half-century to shepherd the chase after his three-wicket burst had limited Bermuda to an insufficient 155.

Even that moderate score was reached thanks to a generous helping of wides from the Namibia bowlers - 24 of them. Extras was the highest contributor, boosting Bermuda by 30 runs. After the visitors chose to bat, Bermuda progressed to a satisfactory 60 for 2, but the innings unravelled with the quick dismissals of key batsmen David Hemp and Steven Outerbridge.

Bermuda lost six wickets for 48 to slide to 108 for 8, and were spared further embarrassment by the ninth-wicket pair of Malachi Jones and Jordan DeSilva, who added 45 in the biggest stand of the innings. As in the previous game, though, Bermuda were unable to play out their full quota of overs, folding up in the 40th.

Namibia's chase was smooth, the only hiccup was the early exit of opener Raymond van Schoor. After that, Gerhard Rudolph and Burger added 57 for the second wicket, before Rudolph was caught behind. That brought in captain Craig Williams, who smashed a 37-ball 49 to finish the game with more than 20 overs to spare.