Namibia v Scotland, 4th unofficial Twenty20, Windhoek October 4, 2011

Williams century helps Namibia thrash Scotland

ESPNcricinfo staff

Namibia 223 for 3 (Williams 116) beat Scotland 107 (van der Westhuizen 3-18) by 116 runs
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Craig Williams bludgeoned 116 off 48 balls to lead Namibia to a massive win over Scotland in Windhoek. Namibia had lost the previous three unofficial Twenty20s against Scotland but Williams turned that around with an innings that featured 14 sixes. He added 153 for the second wicket with Raymond van Schoor. While the two were together, Namibia scored at 13.11 per over. They got to an imposing total of 223.

Scotland did not make a fight of the chase. Left-arm spinner Louis van der Westhuizen dismissed both openers within the first four overs, and Scotland were soon 16 for 3. Wickets fell regularly from there on and only four Scotland batsmen got into double figures as they were dismissed for 107 in 15.3 overs.

The teams will play one more unofficial Twenty20 on October 5.

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  • FatBoysCanBat on October 6, 2011, 5:22 GMT

    I was at the ground and it really was not as impressive as it looks. The pitch was on one side of the block making one of the side boundaries about 35-40 metres and he was hitting with a hefty cross wind towards that side. Williams hundred came off 45 balls (104no off 45), he then 'blocked' two sixes before being caught off the next ball. Namibia just bowled negatively so Scotland could only really hit towards long boundary which was about 95 metres.

  • on October 4, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    That is Impressive!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 4, 2011, 18:58 GMT

    14 sixes ! Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FatBoysCanBat on October 6, 2011, 5:22 GMT

    I was at the ground and it really was not as impressive as it looks. The pitch was on one side of the block making one of the side boundaries about 35-40 metres and he was hitting with a hefty cross wind towards that side. Williams hundred came off 45 balls (104no off 45), he then 'blocked' two sixes before being caught off the next ball. Namibia just bowled negatively so Scotland could only really hit towards long boundary which was about 95 metres.

  • on October 4, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    That is Impressive!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 4, 2011, 18:58 GMT

    14 sixes ! Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • on October 4, 2011, 18:58 GMT

    14 sixes ! Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on October 4, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    That is Impressive!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FatBoysCanBat on October 6, 2011, 5:22 GMT

    I was at the ground and it really was not as impressive as it looks. The pitch was on one side of the block making one of the side boundaries about 35-40 metres and he was hitting with a hefty cross wind towards that side. Williams hundred came off 45 balls (104no off 45), he then 'blocked' two sixes before being caught off the next ball. Namibia just bowled negatively so Scotland could only really hit towards long boundary which was about 95 metres.