Namibia beat Oman by 6 wickets on July 6 to keep a faint hope alive of qualifying for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
Namibia won the toss at The Green in Comber, Ireland and captain Deon Kotze elected to field. The decision soon brought dividends as Kola Burger removed both Oman?s openers for ducks.
Muhammad Asif scored 23, Jitendra Redkar 22 and Awal Khan 60, but Namibia?s bowlers had the upper hand as wickets fell regularly. Oman eventually reached 170/9 in their 50 overs.
Namibia?s wicket takers were Kola Burger (2/26 in 9 overs), Sarel Burger (1/23 in 10 overs), Deon Kotze (3/39 in 10 overs) and Louis Burger (1/35 in 9 overs).
Namibia attacked the total from the start as JB Burger (49) and Riaan Walters (28) set a brisk opening stand of 61 runs.
The rest of the middle order contributed with Sarel Burger scoring 10, Louis Burger 14, Deon Kotze 13 not out and Gerrie Snyman 43 not out as Namibia reached 173/4 in the 42nd over.
Namibia have now finished fourth in Group B and will play out against the third-placed team of Group A. The respective winners will then play out for the fifth qualifying spot to the Wotld Cup.
Namibia?s appeal rejected
Meanwhile, Namibia?s appeal against their 2-run loss against Canada, was rejected by South Africa Constitutional Court Judge, Justice Albie Sachs on July 5.
Namibia?s management appealed to the ICC Trophy technical committee, claiming that the scorers had inadvertently subtracted 2 runs from their scorecard
Justice Sachs acted as the final arbiter and stated: "The Committee did in fact, correctly, consider the merits of the case.
"In this respect it was appropriate to emphasise the special role given by the rules to the umpires to resolve matters relating to the scores at the conclusion of the match. They are on the spot. They can take corrective action if necessary. The need for finality is imperious, the more so where a competition is ongoing."
?Justice Sachs made his decision on the basis of written submissions. His decision is final and binding,? the ICC Trophy?s official website reported.