Sarel Burger guides Namibia towards competitive total

Namibia 280 for 9 (Burger 71*, Snyman 58, Klazinga 8*, Borden 2-44) v Bermuda

A lower-order collapse blunted the effect of Sarel Burger and Gerrie Snyman's 68-run stand on day one of Namibia's Intercontinental match against Bermuda in Hamilton. Offspinners Rodney Trott and Delyone Borden took four of the six lower-order wickets to fall for 121 runs.

However with top scorer Sarel still at the crease, Namibia can at least try and push past 300 on day two. A win here will take Namibia to the final.

The Namibia openers gave their side a solid start with a 60-run stand before Jan-Berrie Burger was trapped leg-before by Stefan Kelly. Two more wickets fell with only 15 added to the total, but Sarel and Gerrie Snyman steadied the ship. Their individual innings were a mark of contrast - Snyman racing to 58 off 66 balls in an innings that included six sixes, while Sarel plodded along at a strike-rate of 31.55 for his 225-ball 71. Namibia took 97 overs for their 280, scoring at 2.88 an over.

Snyman's fall - caught off Delyone Borden - triggered the collapse and at stumps, Sarel was batting with the No. 11 batsman Louis Klazinga. Kelly, Borden, Dwayne Leverock and Rodney Trott picked up two wickets each.

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Bermuda 4th innings Partnerships

1st18J EdnessOO Bascome
2nd39J EdnessSKW Kelly
3rd0J EdnessCRM Douglas
4th0SD OuterbridgeCRM Douglas
5th3SD OuterbridgeIH Romaine
6th8LOB CannSD Outerbridge
7th98SD OuterbridgeDCC Borden
8th1DCC BordenRJ Trott
9th26RDM LeverockRJ Trott
10th2RD SteedeRJ Trott