It didn’t take the Netherlands long to grab the remaining five Namibian wickets on Day 4 to clinch its third victory in the ICC Intercontinental Cup at the ICC Academy in Dubai on Saturday (December 2). Chasing a mammoth target of 522, Namibia was bowled out for 290 in its second innings, handling Netherlands a 231-run victory.
Jan Frylinck and Sarel Burger, the two overnight batsmen for Namibia, resumed on 161 for 5. The duo added 65 runs for the sixth wicket before Frylinck fell to Max O'Dowd for 39.
Burger, the captain, brought up his half-century before Vivian Kingma dismissed him for 70 to make it 246 for 7. Johannes Smit showed some resistance with the bat, hitting five fours and a six, but Shane Snater removed Danie van Schoor and Bernard Scholtz in back-to-back deliveries to dash any hopes. A 31-run stand for the last wicket took the score to 290 before Snater dismissed Smit for a 66-ball 37.
Snater was the most successful bowler for Netherlands, picking up 5 for 88, while O’Dowd and Roelof van der Merwe chipped in with two each.
The Natherlands had posted 501 for 8 declared and 223 for 5 declared in its two hits, before bowling Namibia out for 203 in its first innings.