Apr 142013
 

Namibia 276 (Van Schoor 110, Van der Gugten 7-68) and 336 (Baard 85, Williams 65) beat Netherlands 293 (Cooper 83, Rippon 65, Viljoen 4-76) and 237 (Cooper 109, Scholtz 5-58) by 82 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details

A century from Tom Cooper was unable to win Netherlands their Intercontinental Cup game against Namibia in Windhoek, as the hosts won by 82 runs on the fourth day. Netherlands were set 320 for victory and began well with a 52-run opening stand in 46 balls. Stephan Myburgh struck 41 off just 29, but the team was in trouble soon after, slipping to 54 for 3. Seamer Louis Klazinga picked up two of those wickets.

Cooper then took charge of the chase with a century that included 12 fours and a six, but there simply wasn’t much support from the other end. He added 59 with Daan van Bunge, but lost his partner and captain Peter Borren in quick time. He put together 56 with Tim Gruijters and 53 more with Mudassar Bukhari before he fell himself, the seventh wicket with the score on 232. The star for Namibia was 23-year-old left-arm spinner Bernard Scholtz, who took 5 for 58, his fifth haul of five wickets or more in first-class cricket. Cooper was among his victims, and Netherlands were bowled out for 237.

Namibia have now won three out of five games, while Netherlands are yet to open their account in the competition.

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