South Africa Domestic: CSA Provincial Three-Day Challenge - Border v Namibia – Match Update

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Namibia 177 v Border 129/4 (47.0 ov) - Border trail by 48 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the 1st innings
On Thursday, January 26, 2012 Border scored 129 runs against Namibia in their first innings and now trail by 48 runs with six wickets in hand at Buffalo Park, East London.
Earlier after winning the toss, Namibia chose to bat first on the first day of the CSA Provincial Three-Day Challenge.
The side failed to get off to a flying start, as they lost their first wicket with only six runs on the board, when opener Ewald Steenkamp was dismissed for only three runs.
With 24 runs on the board, it was time for them to lose their second wicket as opener,, found his way back to the pavilion after playing a short innings of 11 runs.
Number-three batsman, Ian Opperman, followed suit as he lost his wicket after scoring 10 runs.
With the top three batsmen back in the pavilion, middle-order batsmen forged a potent resistance against the bowling attack as they smashed impressive shots all around the park to subdue their opponents, who had earlier wrecked havoc on their top batting line-up.
Namibia lost their fourth wicket with 93 runs on the board when was removed after playing a staggering innings of 40 runs.
Snyman, then while batting alongside wicketkeeper/batsman,, took the score to 115 runs before losing his wicket after playing an innings of 43 runs.
Schoor, lost his wicket cheaply as he became the sixth causality for his side after scoring only eight runs.
The side then could bolster only 177 runs at the end of their first innings as they failed to post a challenging total on the first day of the match.
Border also had an unimpressive start to their innings as they lost their first wicket with only 14 runs on the board.
However, batted exceptionally well and prevented the bowling side from dominating the sequence of events as they bolted stupendous knocks of 44 and 40 runs to play an important role in helping their side amass 129 runs at stumps for the loss of four wickets. 



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