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ICC World Cup Qualifier: Namibia win against Kenya; Canada thrash Hong Kong

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JJ Smit produced an all-round show for Namibia © Getty Images (Representation photo)

Wellington: Jan 17, 2014

An all-round effort from 18-year-old JJ Smit saw Namibia record a nail-biting two-wicket victory over Kenya on day four of the ICC World Cup 2015 Qualifier in windy conditions at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on Friday.

After restricting Kenya to 186 for eight, Namibia chased down the total with seven balls to spare, with tail-ender Smit scoring an unbeaten 33 from 25 balls after claiming three wickets to ensure victory in the penultimate over.

Captain Sarel Burger top scored with a patient 45, anchoring the Namibia innings as the side tried to overhaul Kenya’s moderate total. Nicolaas Scholtz added 30, but it was man of the match Smit who finally guided the team to victory.

For Kenya, Lameck Onyango, Hiren Varaiya and Steve Tikolo took two wickets apiece. Earlier, Smit took three wickets to help restrict Kenya to a modest total of 186 for eight.

Player-coach Steve Tikolo (47) and captain Rakep Patel (44) were the main contributors with the bat, after Kenya lost three early wickets to be struggling at 11 for three. Varaiya (32) added late runs to lift the final run rate as Kenya reached 186 for eight.

Brief scores:

Kenya 186 for 8 in 50 overs (Steve Tikolo 47, Rakep Patel 44, Hiren Varaiya 33, Maurice Ouma 32; JJ Smit 3 for 23, Christi Viljoen 2 for 34, Louis Klazinga 2 for 50) lost to Namibia 187 for 8 in 48.5 overs (Sarel Burger 45, JJ Smit 33*, Nicolaas Scholtz 30; Lameck Onyango 2 for 29, Hiren Varaiya 2 for 33, Steve Tikolo 2 for 39) by 2 wickets.

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