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CANADA vs NAMIBIA

NAMIBIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS
INTERCONTINENTAL CUP
CC STAFF
April 8, 2012
Namibia's Sarel Burger Unbeaten on 135* (Photo Credit: ICC/Helge Schutz)

Namibia have defeated Canada by 8 wickets in what was setup to be a tight contest in Windhoek.

Details to Follow.

DAY 2 :: 1st INNINGS :: Canada 274/9, Namibia 293/6 (Sarel Burger 135*)

"At the halfway mark the game remains in the balance. Zeeshan Siddiqi and Tyson Gordon put on a fantastic century partnership that kept us in the game when we were in a perilous position at lunch. Captain Rizwan Cheema and debutant Junaid Siddiqui provided useful contributions as we posted a score that was slightly under what we were after (300). Zeeshan deserved a hundred having battled his way through some good Namibian bowling but he holed out just short of the magical three figures on the stroke of tea.
 
Our makeshift bowling attack performed admirably and fought to the end of play. Durand Sorraine and Junaid Siddiqui were the pick of the bowlers, Durand also taking an absolute screamer of a catch at first slip.  Early breakthroughs tomorrow will be the key, then if we bat well in our second innings we will provide the Namibians with a difficult run chase on the fourth day." - Head Coach Michael Dighton

DAY 1 : Canada are 274/9 after Day 1 with notable batting performances from Zeeshan Siddiqi (87), Tyson Gordon (42), Rizwan Cheema (47), and Junaid Siddiqui (35*).

CRICINFO SCORECARD

CANADA SQUAD :: RA Bhatti, TG Gordon, R Gunasekera, AS Hansra, Junaid Siddiqui, NR Kumar, H Osinde, H Patel, Rizwan Cheema*, D Soraine, Zahid Hussain, Zeeshan Siddiqi

NAMIBIA SQUAD ::  E Steenkamp, HN Ya FRance, SF Burger*, CG WIlliams, G Snyman, R van Schoo, NRP Scholtz, I Opperman, L Klazinga, C Viljoen, M Erasmus.