Namibia will go into the final day of the ICC InterContinental Cup playoff match against Nepal with an eye on victory and almost ensured qualification to the only first class event for associate nations.

Nepal was bowled out at 143 runs in the first innings while replying of Namibia’s first inning’s 272. Namibia was 10 without loss at stumps in second innings with an overall lead of 139 runs.

Paresh Lohani and Kaniska Chaugai gave Nepal a good start adding 45 runs before the U-19 captain failed to KB Burger after making 14. Paresh scored 34 in 74 balls before edging to wicket-keeper H Ludik off G Snyman.

Middle-order batsmen failed to show the patient as Namibian bowlers enjoyed home conditions well to outrun Nepal. Sharan Vesawkar (5), Shakti Gauhan (11), Gyanendra Malla (7), Mehboob Alam (13) and Binod Das (duck) couldn’t stay long.

Earlier, captain Binod Das’ heroics cleaned up the Namibia tail in just 12.2 overs play after the hosts resumed the play from 245/6. Binod took six wickets for 80 runs – his second best bowling after 6/29 against Hong Kong. He even denied the century for Deon Kotze, who just added four runs to his overnight 90, and gave a catch to Shakti Gauchan.

Namibia Vs Nepal
At Wanderers, Windhoek,
23-26 Mar-2006, ICC InterContinental Playoff
Toss won by Nepal
Umpires Mike Gajjar & Russel Tiffin
Namibia 1st Innings 272 All Out (Overs 116.2)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
JB Burger c M Alam b B Regmi 43 83 4 1
D Botha c M Katuwal b A Akhtar 10 39 1 0
S Burger c M Katuwal b A Akhtar 0 3 0 0
L Burger c M Katuwal b B Regmi 5 28 0 0
D Kotze* c S Gauchan b B Das 94 270 6 1
G Snyman lbw b B Das 60 95 4 2
S Swanepoel   b B Das 4 19 0 0
B Kotze lbw b B Das 32 127 4 0
H Ludik+ not out   4 26 0 0
K Burger c S Gauchan b B Das 13 10 2 0
I van Zyl lbw b B Das 2 6 0 0
extras   (b0 lb2 w1 nb2) 5      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 272      

 

FOW1-28(D Botha) 2-32(S Burger) 3-60(L Burger) 4-60(JB Burger) 5-157(G Snyman)6-175(S Swanepoel) 7-251(B Kotze) 8-254(D Kotze) 9-270(K Burger) 10-272(I van Zyl)
Bowler O M R W wd nb
M Alam 18 6 30 0 1 1
B Das 30.2 7 80 6
A Akhtar 7 1 37 2 1
S Gauchan 14 5 20 0
B Regmi 23 4 51 2
RK Pradhan 17 0 39 0
S Veswakar 6 0 10 0
G Malla 1 0 3 0

 

Nepal 1st Innings 143 All Out (Overs 75.4)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
P Lohani c H Ludik b G Snyman 34 74 3 0
K Chaugai c B Kotze b K Burger 14 30 3 0
S Veswakar   b G Snyman 5 32 0 0
S Gauchan c H Ludik b B Kotze 11 51 2 0
G Malla c H Ludik b I van Zyl 7 30 1 0
M Alam c H Ludik b I van Zyl 13 19 3 0
B Das* c G Snyman b K Burger 0 10 0 0
B Regmi c JB Burger b S Burger 5 57 0 0
A Akhtar run out G Snyman   18 82 3 0
M Katuwal+ not out   16 56 1 0
RK Pradhan lbw b D Kotze 5 12 1 0
extras   (b0 lb12 w3 nb0) 15      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 143      

 

FOW1-45(K Chaugai) 2-55(P Lohani) 3-56(S Veswakar) 4-75(G Malla) 5-87(S Gauchan)6-91(B Das) 7-91(M Alam) 8-115(B Regmi) 9-131(A Akhtar) 10-143(RK Pradhan)
Bowler O M R W wd nb
K Burger 14 3 42 2 2
G Snyman 13 6 14 2 1
S Burger 16 6 20 1
I van Zyl 14 5 29 2
B Kotze 6 4 12 1
D Kotze 12.4 7 14 1