Namibia 259 for 5 (Snyman 112*) beat Mashonaland 178 (van Vuuren 3-38) by 101 runs
Mashonaland went down to their third successive defeat in the Faithwear one-day series, losing this time by a convincing 101 runs against Namibia. Gerrie Snyman, Namibia's allrounder, was the difference between the sides, scoring a dynamic unbeaten 112.
Namibia, put in to bat, were struggling at 90 for 4 in the 25th over. They owed much to their captain Deon Kotze, who played a sound innings of 56 and paved the way for the Snyman onslaught. Snyman faced only 79 balls and hit 10 fours and two sixes against an attack that lacked the injured Douglas Hondo. However there was a surprise return for the former national player Bryan Strang, who steadied an inexperienced bowling attack. The final total was 279 for 5.
A slow start meant that Mashonaland would always be struggling, but they did reach 96 for 1 at one stage, with Brendan Taylor scoring 52. Then the middle order collapsed, and last season's champions slipped to 178 all out, with Rudi van Vuuren, who started the slide, taking 3 for 38.