Nepal beat Kenya on Monday © AFP
Nepal beat Kenya on Monday © AFP

On Friday, the rain did not allow even a ball to be bowled during the Namibia and Kenya clash of ICC WCL Division 2. The match was pushed to Saturday where Namibia’s Tangeni Lungameni ended with career best figures of 3 for 6, bundling out Kenya for paltry 83. After five overs were bowled in the second innings, rain disrupted the game once again and was eventually pushed to Tuesday.

Kenya on Tuesday, found no respite. They were wrapped for 110 within 30.1 overs by Namibia. Barring Dhiren Gondaria (60) and Alex Obanda (28), none of the batsmen could reach the double-digit figure. Bernard Scholtz and Petrus Burger shared 7 wickets while JJ Smit and Sarel Burger ended with wicket apiece. In response, Namibia cruised to 111. Stephen Baard and Lohandre Louwrens added 60 runs by 10 overs. Niko Davin and Craig Williams went all guns blazing to chase the target in 16 overs.

At the moment, Namibia have toppled Nepal in the WCL Division 2 points table and are placed second. Meanwhile, Nepal’s poor run-rate brings them to the third spot. They had taken over the second spot from UAE after defeating Kenya on Monday. The herculean task for Nepal is to beat Canada who have entered this league after winning the Division 3 tournament last year. A win here for Nepal would not just take them to final of the tournament but also help them seal berth in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers.