Davidson, Geldenhuys lead Namibia to 45-run win

Namibia 147 for 6 (Kotze 26, Rippon 2-24, Cooper 2-7) beat Netherlands 102 (De Grooth 22, Davidson 3-7, Geldenhuys 2-35) by 45 runs

Namibia moved to second place in the T20 Quadrangular lead with a 45-run victory over Netherlands.

Put in to bat, Namibia began well but lost regular wickets, with no batsman reaching a personal score of thirty. They were struggling at 98 for 5 in the 16th over, before a late charge by Sarel Burger and Jaen Kotze took them to 147 for 6.

In reply, Netherlands were in trouble after the fast bowling pair of Hendrik Geldenhuys and Jason Davidson struck to claim five wickets for 12 runs in the space of three overs, leaving Netherlands reeling at 36 for 5. Davidson, who took two wickets in his second over finished with figures of 3 for 7 off four overs. Michael Rippon and Tom de Grooth tried to revive the innings with a 32-run stand but once they were dismissed, Netherlands folded for 102.

Netherlands 2nd innings Partnerships

1st24W BarresiMR Swart
2nd4TLW CooperMR Swart
3rd7DLS van BungeTLW Cooper
4th0DLS van BungeTGJ Gruijters
5th1TGJ GruijtersMJG Rippon
6th32TN de GroothMJG Rippon
7th15TN de GroothMudassar Bukhari
8th11PM SeelaarMudassar Bukhari
9th4PM SeelaarPA van Meekeren
10th4PM SeelaarAhsan Malik