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Namibia run over Kenya in T20

By Barry Silah
Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Namibia run over Kenya in T20. Photo/Courtesy

After starting off the tournament with two lopsided loss to Netherlands and Papua New Guinea, Namibia are now red-hot after steamrolling Kenya by 87 runs for their third straight win to control their own destiny for one of Group A’s four playoff spots.

Stephan Baard and Gerhard Erasmus scored half-centuries at the front and back of the first innings before left-arm spinner Bernard Scholtz produced the tournament’s best haul of 4 for 12 to decimate Kenya in their chase.

Kenya’s chase started poorly when Irfan Karim took on Gerhard Erasmus at midwicket and was sent back by Aman Gandhi as the relay to the keeper beat him by three yards to make it 7 for 1 in two.

Christi Viljoen bounced out Dhiren Gondaria, claiming a top-edge charging in his follow-through to make it 28 for 2.

Scholtz then entered in the 7 h and struck once each in his four overs bowled unbroken.