Namibia wrap up crushing win
Christi Viljoen and Louis Klazinga took three wickets apiece as Namibia completed an innings victory over Kenya on the final day of their Intercontinental Cup match in Windhoek
Namibia 630 for 7 dec (Snyman 201*, Williams 140, Burger 85) beat Kenya 304 (Mishra 108, Obuya 56, Viljoen 4-107) and 325 (Karim 59, Mishra 51) by an innings and one run
Christi Viljoen and Louis Klazinga took three wickets apiece as Namibia completed an innings victory over Kenya on the final day of their Intercontinental Cup match in Windhoek. Set up by Gerrie Snyman's unbeaten double hundred, Namibia's first-innings score of 630 for 7 declared was enough for them not to have to bat again, as Klazinga bowled Tanmay Mishra with Kenya still one run in arrears.
The win moved Namibia up to fourth, with 43 points from four completed matches, and left Kenya struggling in seventh, with only Canada below them. Ireland head the table with 67 points.
Kenya resumed their second innings after being 109 for 2 overnight, looking to bat out the day in pursuit of a draw. They were dealt a blow when opener Irfan Karim was caught of the bowling of Viljoen in the third over of the day. Nightwatchman Hiren Varaiya lasted another ten overs before falling to Viljoen and when Collins Obuya was caught behind off Sarel Burger for 46, Kenya were five down before lunch and struggling to save the match.
Mishra provided the main resistance of the day, adding a half-century to his first-innings hundred, but the biggest partnership he was involved in came with No. 10 Nehemiah Odhiambo, who struck 31 out of 46 for the ninth wicket. Viljoen returned to break the stand and when Mishra's 159-ball vigil was ended, Namibia had claimed the maximum 20 points.