Namibia 183 and 282 (Snyman 230, Obuya 3-34) beat Kenya 229 and 135 (K Burger 4-37) by 105 runs
A remarkable double hundred by Gerrie Snyman provided the platform for Namibia to move top of the Intercontinental Cup table with a 105-run win over Kenya in Sharjah.
Snyman utterly dominated Namibia's second innings, scoring 230 out of his side's 282, more than 84% of the runs made off the bat and turning the match on its head. Soon after he came in Namibia were 42 for 4, still four runs shy of clearing their first-innings deficit. With precious little support, he single-handedly took on the bowlers, hammering 11 sixes and 22 fours in a brutal assault.
Namibia resumed on 241 for 8, with Snyman on 194, and he brought up his double hundred in the first over of the day and went on to make 36 of the 41 runs added before he was the last man out.
Kenya, who came into the match with maximum points, offered little in chasing 237. Again their top order folded meekly - their Nos. 2 to 4 managed 37 runs between them in the two innings - and the game was as good as up when Bjorn Kotze removed Tony Suji and Steve Tikolo in the same over.
The win lifts Namibia above Kenya, although the Kenyans are likely to regain top spot even if they only draw when they take on UAE next week .
Even though Kenya had little time to acclimatise whereas Namibia had already beaten UAE last week, questions will be asked about the fragility of their top order and also some odd bowling changes employed by Tikolo.
This game should have been played in Nairobi but was switched because of the ongoing violence that followed December's disputed presidential elections.