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Namibia secure victory over Hong Kong in ICC Intercontinental Cup match

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 14 May, 2015, 12:11am
UPDATED : Thursday, 14 May, 2015, 12:11am

Hong Kong’s lower order, led by Haseeb Amjad, put up spirited resistance but Namibia recorded a 114-run victory in the opening ICC Intercontinental Cup match in Windhoek.

Amjad, who took five wickets in the first innings, hit a battling 41 and tried to bat his side out of trouble on the final day in the four-day cricket encounter.

The all-rounder had good support from teenager Ehsan Nawaz as they stonewalled for 22 overs after Hong Kong had slipped to 139 for eight, having started the day needing 301 for victory with 10 wickets in hand.

With just 20 overs to go for the day, Namibian skipper Nicolaas Scholtz brought himself on and his leg spin accounted for the wickets of Amjad and last man Nadeem Ahmed in successive balls to earn victory for the home team.

Scores: Namibia 272 and 232 for five declared; Hong Kong 203 and 187.