NAMIBIA suffered a heavy blow yesterday when they lost their fourth game in a row after they were trounced by 4 wickets against Ireland, in a thrilling U-19 ICC Cricket World Cup encounter in Brisbane, Australia.
After successfully winning the toss, Namibia elected to bat and immediately limped into a throbbing 128 for 9 in 50 overs and though Ireland chased it down in less than 25 overs, they lost six wickets in the process.
Graeme McCarter, the right-arm seamer, took three early wickets to reduce Namibia to 35 for 4 by the 11th over.
However, Namibia struggled to put on partnerships of note, the highest being 29 for the 10th wicket.
Jason Davidson and Christopher Coombe were the only two batsmen to pass 20.
McCarter finished with 4 for 32, while George Dockrell was the most parsimonious, with figures of 1 for 8 from 10 overs.
Ireland’s Ryan Hunter led the chase with a quick 42 off 37 balls, taking his side to 83 for 2 in the 14th over before he was dismissed.
Namibia however managed to sneak in a few more breakthroughs, but their score of 128 was far from troubling the Irelanders. – www.espncricinfo.com