A fine batting display led by Jan Frylinck put Namibia in a strong position in their ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Scotland in Ayr on Wednesday.
Frylinck was eventually dismissed for 158, while there were also strong contributions from Steven Baard (88) and Christi Viljoen (77) as Namibia reached a commanding score of 403 for seven wickets at stumps.
Baard and LP van der Westhuizen gave Namibia a great start with an 87-run partnership, but Scotland’s pace bowler Safyaan Sharif struck with three wickets in an over to restrict Namibia to 88 for three wickets.
He dismissed Van der Westhuizen for 43 and Craig Williams and Gerhard Erasmus for a duck each.
Frylinck, however, joined Steven Baard to put Namibia back in control with a 111-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Baard was unfortunate to miss out on a century when he was dismissed by Richie Berrington for 88 which came off 183 balls and included 14 fours.
Frylinck and Christi Viljoen (50 not out) however kept Namibia on track with a 151-run partnership for the fifth wicket.
Frylinck went on to reach his first first-class century and was eventually dismissed for 158 off 179 balls (20×4, 4×6), while Viljoen was out for 77 off 106 balls (11×4). Sarel Burger was out for a duck, while the not out batsmen were Zane Green (25) and JJ Smit (10). Sharief was Scotland’s most successful bowler, taking 3/63 off 20 overs while Richie Berrington took 2/65 off 16 overs.