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Namibia slightly ahead after wicket-filled day

On a see-saw day in Stormont, George Dockrell and Ireland's seamers had put Namibia in trouble before a whirlwind half-century from Louis van der Westhuizen and early strikes gave Namibia a slight edge

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Scorer: Justin Smyth | Commentator: Justin Smyth

So we have reached the end of this exciting game, Ireland win by 5 wickets. At the end of the day Namibia didnt set Ireland a big enough total. Both teams had young sides out but the experience on the Irish side showed through. There was stages in the match the Namibia had Ireland in trouble but Andrew White's classy century made the difference between the teams. George Dockrell took 8 wickets in the match to add to his first class fifty. Viljoen was the pick of the Namibian plays as he took seven wickets, he also hit a very good 87.

So Ireland receive the full 20 points for the match. 6 for having a first innings lead and 14 for the overall win. Namibia even though they played really well in the match leave with nothing. Ireland will be playing their next match against Canada in Dublin next week, so please dont forget to join us for that match. That just leaves me to thank you for following my commentary over the past four days. This is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from Belfast.

Ya France to Mooney, 4 byes, there are the winning runs. The ball was pitched up from ya France and it turned down the legside. Mooney missed it, the keeper missed it and it races to the fine leg boundary. Ireland win!
Ya France to Mooney, no run, goes back in the crease and misses the ball. It hits him on the pads but it must have been going down legside

40 | 4 Runs | IRE: 172/5

  • Andrew White22 (44b)
  • John Mooney15 (12b)
  • Louis van der Westhuizen6-1-21-2
  • Christi Viljoen14-3-40-2
van der Westhuizen to White, no run, gtes forward to the ball and drives it to mid-wicket. They dont think of a run
van der Westhuizen to White, no run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball. He thinks its the winning run and ya France dives at point and stops the ball well
van der Westhuizen to White, no run, goes back in the crease and defends forward
van der Westhuizen to White, FOUR runs, he sweeps the ball through square leg. Great shot now Ireland only need one more run

Ireland 4th innings Partnerships

1st37GC WilsonPR Stirling
2nd38AR CusackPR Stirling
3rd42AD PoynterAR Cusack
4th7AR WhiteAR Cusack
5th24AR WhiteKJ O'Brien
6th28AR WhiteJF Mooney