Namibian cricket team loose in Cup

Namibian cricket team loose in Cup

IRELAND managed to beat the weather and completed a five-wicket win over Namibia at Clontarf in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Before lunch David Langford-Smith took the final three Namibian wickets, leaving Ireland to chase 54. They wobbled, slipping to 25 for 4, but eventually crossed the winning line.The result meant that Namibia are out of the running.They drew their opening match against Nepal, lost the second game against Scotland by an innings and 65 runs.They have an outstanding fixture against United Arab Emirates whose date is yet to be confirmed.Langford-Smith claimed the key strike of Kola Burger – the only batsman to really trouble Ireland during the match – after the batsman added just six to his overnight total.The last two wickets fell for another 10 runs as Langford-Smith ended with four.However, Namibia did not give up without a fight as Burger nipped out three early wickets, including Andre Botha and Dominick Joyce, for ducks.But Eoin Morgan made a hard-fought 21 and was well supported by Peter Gillespie as the runs were ticked off.Morgan fell with the target insight, leaving Trent Johnston to help his team home and an impressive 20 points.They wobbled, slipping to 25 for 4, but eventually crossed the winning line.The result meant that Namibia are out of the running.They drew their opening match against Nepal, lost the second game against Scotland by an innings and 65 runs.They have an outstanding fixture against United Arab Emirates whose date is yet to be confirmed.Langford-Smith claimed the key strike of Kola Burger – the only batsman to really trouble Ireland during the match – after the batsman added just six to his overnight total.The last two wickets fell for another 10 runs as Langford-Smith ended with four.However, Namibia did not give up without a fight as Burger nipped out three early wickets, including Andre Botha and Dominick Joyce, for ducks.But Eoin Morgan made a hard-fought 21 and was well supported by Peter Gillespie as the runs were ticked off.Morgan fell with the target insight, leaving Trent Johnston to help his team home and an impressive 20 points.

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