Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Canada defend 247 to claim third place

Canada 247 for 4 (Dhaliwal 78*, Kirton 73*) beat Namibia 198 (van der Westhuizen 53, Bin Zafar 3-40) by 49 runs

Canada defended 247 against Namibia to claim third place in the WCL Division Two. The victory was set up by an unbroken 140-run partnership between Nicholas Kirton (73) and Navneet Dhaliwal (78) and sealed by a miserly trio of slow bowlers. Left-armer Saad Bin Zafar came away with the richest haul (3-40) but offspinner Nikhil Dutta (1-23) and legspinner Junaid Siddiqui (2-41) played no less important roles as they strangled the Namibian line-up. They managed an economy rate of 3.46 in their combined 30 overs.

There were only two substantial contributors for Namibia: Louis van der Westhuizen, who made 53, and Gerhard Erasmus, who made 42. Canada had to make do with a similar situation but Dhaliwal and Kirton were able to push on for longer, taking the score from 107 for 4 in the 24th over to match-winning proportions. Dhaliwal had a good day with the ball too, taking out Naminia's top-scorer to send their chase into freefall. The hosts crumbled from 131 for 3 to 198 all out.

Namibia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st21SJ BaardL Louwrens
2nd30LP van der WesthuizenSJ Baard
3rd20LP van der WesthuizenCG Williams
4th60LP van der WesthuizenMG Erasmus
5th0MG ErasmusJP Kotze
6th32JN FrylinckMG Erasmus
7th15JN FrylinckJJ Smit
8th0SF BurgerJN Frylinck
9th0SF BurgerBM Scholtz
10th20SF BurgerP Burger