Archive - Oct 3, 2008
Ireland had a lead of 27 runs with 5 second innings wickets remaining at the end of the first day's play of their ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Namibia on Friday.
A total of 25 wickets fell in a dramatic day's play as both Ireland and Namibia were dismissed in their first innings.
Namibia won the toss and sent Ireland in to bat on a seemingly flat wicket. But Namibia's pace bowlers extracted a lot of swing and Ireland were soon in trouble.
Namibia had Ireland on the rack after a brilliant display of seam bowling on the opening day of their ICC Intercontinental Cup match.
At lunch on Friday, Ireland were reeling at 64 runs for the loss of eight wickets as they crumbled to some excellent bowling by Gerrie Snyman and Louis Klazinga who both took three wickets.
Kola Burger started the slide when he had Irish captain William Porterfield caught by Sarel Burger in the slips for a duck.
Snyman then took over with a great display of pace bowling as he extracted lift and bounce off the seemingly flat wicket at the Wanderers.