Namibia beat Boland by six wickets in their CSA One Day Challenge in Paarl on Sunday, after comfortably chasing down the victory target of 184 runs with three overs to spare.
Boland won the toss and elected to bat but struggled against some accurate bowling by Namibia. Louis Klazinga clean bowled Emile Kriek for 11, while Kola Burger dismissed Godfrey Stevens for 18.
Sarel Burger caught and bowled Uwe Birkenstock for 21, while Christi Viljoen dismissed Omphile Ramela for 8 and Sarel Burger dismissed Tiaan Cloete for 2 to leave Boland struggling at 5/91 after 21 overs.
Lenert van Wyk and Lee Walters revived their fortunes with a 52-run partnership for the sixth wicket before Viljoen dismissed Van Wyk for 46.
Viljoen also dismissed Walters for 41 and with the help of Louis Klazinga they cleaned up the tail to dismiss the whole team for 184 runs.
Viljoen had great figures of 5/27 off 8 overs, while Sarel Burger took 2/23 off 8 overs and Louis Klazinga 2/39 off 8 overs.
Namibia’s run chase started off disastrously as Raymond van Schoor (2) and Wian van Vuuren (0) were both dismissed with the total on 2.
Craig Williams however played a great innings to steer Namibia out of trouble and on course for victory. He shared a 44-run partnership with Sarel Burger for the third wicket before Burger was out for 12, and then shared a 65-run fourth wicket partnership with Gerrie Snyman.
Snyman was in fine form, hitting 44 runs off 41 balls which included three massive sixes and one four, before he was out caught behind with the total on 111.
Nicolaas Scholtz joined Williams and the two steered Namibia to victory with an unbroken fifth wicket partnership of 75 runs off 65 balls. They reached the winning target with three overs to spare as Williams remained unbeaten on 85 off 110 balls (8x4, 1x6) while Scholtz was not out on 36 off 39 balls.
Namibia received four bonus points for their victory.
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