Namibia in shock upset win over the Netherlands

AARON GOILE
Last updated 17:38 15/01/2014

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Namibia have produced a shock win over the Netherlands on the second day of the World Cup Qualifier tournament.

Opening their campaign in style, Namibia crushed the pre-tournament favourites by 91 runs at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui today.

The Netherlands already had a game under their belt - a seven-wicket win over Uganda at The Mount on Monday.

After winning the toss, they opted to bowl first, and that decision looked vindicated when Pakistan-born seamer Mudassar Bukhari (3-40 off 10 overs) picked up two early wickets to have Namibia to 38-2 in the ninth over.

But some steady partnerships set Namibia to safer ground, including an 85-run stand for the sixth wicket between Gerrie Snyman and Christi Viljoen between the 37th and 49th overs.

Snyman, who originally wasn't picked for the tournament and is only a late replacement, last played for Namibia in January 2013.

He hit 74 from as many deliveries, including nine fours on the big outfield, while Viljoen contributed 46 not out off 47 as Namibia made 253-6 from their 50 overs.

The Netherlands' reply got off to a poor start, reduced to 25-2 in the fifth over, before captain Peter Borren - a former New Zealand under-19 player - blazed 29 off 17 balls from No 4 to rally what looked like a comeback.

However he fell in the 10th over, and then the next two overs also produced a wicket apiece to send the Netherlands into deep trouble at 66-5.

Opener Stephan Myburgh continued to attack, with 40 off 35, but when he was out in the 15th over the game was gone.

Michael Rippon made an unbeaten 44 batting with the tail, but Viljoen quickly wrapped the match up, his medium pacers netting him 4-33 off 6.5 overs as the Netherlands were bundled out for 162 in the 37th over.

Namibia 253-6 (G Snyman 74, C Viljoen 46no, C Williams 36; M Bukhari 3-40, M Swart 2-44) beat Netherlands 162 (M Rippon 44no, S Myburgh 40; C Viljoen 4-33, B Scholtz 2-31, L Klazinga 2-36) by 91 runs.

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