South Africa Domestic: CSA Provincial Three-Day Challenge - KwaZulu-Natal Inland v Namibia – Match Update

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Namibia 357/8 (104.0 ov) - Namibia won the toss and elected to bat
On the first day of the three-day match between South Africa’s domestic team KwaZulu-Natal Inland and, the later scored 357 runs for the loss of eight wickets at stumps on Thursday, December 01, 2011 at City Oval, Pietermaritzburg.
After winning the toss, Namibian skipper,,chose to bat first in a bid to post a big total against their rivals.
Openers, Glenn Foxcroft and Gerhard Rudolph gave their side a phenomenal start, as the duo posted 132 runs together before Foxcroft, lost his wicket after smashing a belligerent knock of 86 runs on 109 deliveries.
KwaZulu-Natal Inland, then made another breakthrough by dismissing Rudolph, who lost his wicket after playing a knock of 36 runs. At the time of his wicket, Namibia had managed to post 141 runs on the board.
The demise of Rudolph, did not end KwaZulu-Natal Inland’s misery, as number-three batsman, Schoor and crafted another commendable partnership. The duo smashed 80 runs together in the third-wicket partnership.
The two batsmen, exhibited tremendous form and dominated the bowlers they were up against. KwaZulu-Natal Inland bowlers seemed out of colour against the batsmen and desperately sought a couple of more wickets to halt the batting onslaught unleashed by the Namibian batsmen.
With 221 runs on the board, Namibia lost their third wicket when, Schoor, fell after playing a knock of 46 runs.
However, this did not deter the batsmen, as they kept on smacking the bowlers all around the park.
Snyman and went on to post 54 runs in the fourth-wicket partnership, as they played impressively against a meagre bowling attack.
The duo, took the took the tally to 275 runs before KwaZulu-Natal Inland struck again by grabbing the wicket of Snyman, who fell after playing an exuberant knock of 64 runs.
Later, Scholtz, fell after smashing a resilient knock of 46 runs. The fall of this wicket, injected life in KwaZulu-Natal Inland’s bowling attack as they grabbed a few more wickets, preventing the remaining batsmen from batting at will.
At stumps, Namibia posted 357 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 104.0 overs. 



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