Louis Burger scored 125 for Namibia against WP on October 17, 2008.
Western Province turned the tables on Namibia with a thorough seven-wicket victory in their SAA Cup limited overs match yesterday.
Namibia were dismissed for a paltry 145 runs after only 29 of their allotted 50 overs.
Sarel Burger was the only Namibian batsman to show some resistance as he top scored with 63 runs off 73 balls. He scored nine fours before being trapped LBW by Shadley van Wyk.
Namibia got their SAA Challenge campaign off to a great start after crushing Western Province by 301 runs on Saturday.
Set an unlikely victory target of 447 runs, WP crumbled against some great bowling by Kola Burger to crash to 168 all out in their second innings. Burger gave a great display of seam bowling to take 5 wickets for 47 runs off 21 overs. It was the second time in the match that Burger had taken five wickets to give him match figures of 10/116.
Burger dismissed Alistair Gray (2) and Richard Levi (15) late on Friday to leave WP at 32/2 overnight.
A great century by captain Louis Burger enabled Namibia to reach a competitive total of 328 all out in their first innings against Western Province on Thursday.
Namibian pace bowler Kola Burger then struck with two late wickets to leave the visitors at 82/2 at the end of the first day’s play.
Namibia had slumped to 57/4 after top order batsmen Deon Kotze (8), JB Burger (6), LP van der Westhuizen (5) and Sarel Burger (13) all went out cheaply.
After losing a few early wickets, Gerrie Snyman and Louis Burger cautiously rebuilt Namibia’s innings to take them to 100 for the loss of four wickets at lunch on the first day of their SAA Challenge match against Western Province on Thursday.
Province’s opening bowlers Gerswin Rabie and Francois Plaatjies extracted some lift and bounce off the pitch and had Namibia’s openers Deon Kotze and JB Burger in trouble from the start.
Still, there was not much movement off the wicket and Namibia’s batsmen once again failed to apply themselves and lost their wickets to careless shots.
Namibia are raring to go for their three-day SAA Challenge match against Western Province which starts at the Wanderers field on Thursday.
The Namibian selectors have made one change to the team that lost by eight runs to Ireland, brining in top order batsman Gerhard Rudolph for all rounder Bjorn Kotze, who is unavailable due to work commitments.
Team manager Abe Louw said that they were confident of doing well and hoped that the match would provide good preparation for the ICC Intercontinental Cup final in Port Elizabeth from October 30 to November 3.
After nearly a year and a half of competition, with nine teams playing a total of 28 matches, the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2007-08 came down to the last few thrilling overs on the last day of the last match before we knew who would contest the final.
Niall O'Brien used all his first-class experience to compile a crucial 135 as Ireland took control of their vital Intercontinental Cup match against Kenya in Nairobi on Saturday. O'Brien's century, alongside valuable contributions from Alex Cusack and Andre Botha, lifted Ireland to 282 for 3 at the close.