Burger boosts Namibia with meaty innings

Kenya 300 for 6 dec and 112 for 2 (Tikolo 41*, Otieno 39) lead Namibia 335 for 9 dec (L Burger 87, Snyman 75, Onyango 3-61) by 77 runs

Namibia secured a first innings lead on the second day of their Intercontinental Cup match in Windhoek. Louis Burger led the way with 87 and was well supported by Gerrie Synman, who made 75.

Namibia's innings was at a vital juncture on 153 for 5 when Burger and Synman joined forces. They added 121 for the sixth wicket, with Synman taking the aggressive role, striking four sixes in his 100-ball innings.

But their progress was checked by Lameck Onyango, who went for 15 in his first over yesterday, but came back with three wickets. Martin Suji chipped in with a brace but Deon Kotze was able to declare with a lead of 35.

That advantage took on significant proportions when Kenya lost two early wickets, but Kennedy Otieno and Steve Tikolo steadied proceedings and guided Kenya to the close without further loss. Tikolo's unbeaten 41 continue is impressive form, following his first innings 86 on the opening day.