Namibia continues good run at ICC Intercontinental Cup
After a dreadful start, the hosts pulled back in superb fashion to still have a slight advantage over their Asian counterparts in the two nations four-day match.
The game at the Wanderers field had a very interesting start and not in a good way for the home team.
Carrying on with their positive score yesterday of 268/6, the Namibian batsmen crumbled against top class bowling by the Hong Kong team - only managing another 4 runs before being bowled out for 272.
In response, a fired-up Namibian bowling attack was able to make early in roads, having Hong Kong at 2 wickets down without a run on the board. Things did not get any better for the visitors, losing wickets at regular intervals.
At 135/8 Namibia looked to be in total control of the match, until Tanwir Afzal and Ehsan Nawaz came together and saved the Hong Kong team from the trenches. Afzal put on a hard fought 52 and Nawaz on 27* took the team to 202/9 and managed to keep their team in the match.
The Intercontinental Cup is the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) four-day, first-class competition for the leading Associate and Affiliate Members (AMs).