Namibia let slip a great start as Canada clawed their way back into their Intercontinental Cup match in Windhoek, reaching 264/9 at stumps on Thursday.
Namibia won the toss and sent Canada in to bat and the visitors were soon in trouble at 18/2 after Louis Klazinga dismissed Nitish Kumar for 5 and Craig Williams dismissed Ruvindu Gunasekera for 1.
Namibian captain Sarel Burger kept up the pressure with the wickets of Hiral Patel (22) and Jimmy Hansra (1) as Canada slumped to 46/4.
But Namibia failed to drive home the advantage as Zeeshan Siddiqi and Tyson Gordon revived Canada’s fortunes with a 112-run partnership for the fifth wicket.
Siddiqi seemed set to score a century, but Burger once again got the breakthrough with a double strike.
He dismissed Siddiqi for 87 off 132 balls (11x4, 1x6) as well as Gordon for 42 to reduce Canada to 160/6.
But Canada once again dug their way out of trouble as Rizwaan Cheema and Junaid Siddiqui put on 55 runs for the eighth wicket before Cheema was bowled by Craig Williams for 47.
At stumps Siddiqui was not out on 35 as Canada recovered to a healthy total of 264/9.
Namibia’s best bowlers were Sarel Burger (4/42 off 19 overs) and Craig Williams (3/64 off 23 overs).