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Namibia completes comfortable win over Bermuda

Mon, Apr 5, 2010 9:03 PM

Namibia completes comfortable win over Bermuda
A record-breaking opening partnership by Ewaid Steenkamp and Raymond van Schoor and a five-wicket haul by Louis Klazinga helped Namibia defeat Bermuda comfortably by an innings and 185 runs on the third day of the ICC Intercontinental Shield match played at Wanderer's Cricket Ground, Windhoek on Monday.

Chasing 369 for victory, the Bermuda batting order collapsed in the second innings under strict bowling from Klazinga (5-45) and Tobias Verwey, who followed his five-wicket haul in the first innings with his 2-49. Only skipper David Hemp put in some resistance with 65 runs to be the top-scorer in the team total of 184 all out in 47.4 overs.

Namibia had earlier posted a total of 583 in its first innings with openers Steenkamp smashing a massive 206 while teammate van Schoor following it up with a brilliant 157 as the pair built up an opening partnership of 374 runs - the highest for any wicket in ICC Intercontinental Cup/Shield history.

Skipper Craig Williams then added an unbeaten 110 in reply to Bermuda's first innings total of 214 all out.

Namibia is now placed second in the ICC Intercontinental Shield table with 26 points while Bermuda is placed last with no points. Uganda still heads the table with 29 points while UAE sits third on the list with 17 points.

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