After a fighting performance in their three-day match that ended on Saturday, Namibia would have been delighted with the way they eased to victory in Sunday's one-day match.

Namibia won the toss and put North West in to bat. They soon began taking wickets regularly, reducing North West to 73/6 before a 78 run partnership for the seventh wicket recovered the innings. Wicket-keeper Thando Bula was the seventh wicket to fall, having scored 39, whilst his partner and captain Brett Pelser went on to score 53.

Gerrie Snyman and Ian van Zyl took three wickets each as North West were bowled out for 198 in their 43rd over.

Namibia lost Stephanus Ackermann quickly for a duck with the score on 11/0, but other Namibian batsmen wasted no time in chasing down the target. Louis van der Westhuizen scored 68 from 51 balls, whilst Gerrie Snyman smashed an unbeaten 74 from 57 balls.

Overseas player Gerhardus Rudolph (brother of Jacques) also chipped in with an unbeaten 44 as Namibia reached their target in 33.5 overs, winning by eight wickets.

Namibia will now be preparing for the Intercontinental Cup final against Ireland that starts on Thursday in Port Elizabeth. With Namibia having got on to the field more than Ireland have recently, Namibia will be quietly confident that they can end Ireland's unbeaten run in the tournament. Ireland have to win outright to lift the trophy, a draw will see Namibia win due to them topping the table.

North West lost to Namibia by 8 wickets
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, 26 October
North West 198 (42.2 overs, B Pelser 53, T Bula 39, G Snyman 3/28, M van Zyl 3/36)
Namibia 199/2 (33.5 overs, G Snyman 74*, L van der Westhuizen 68, G Rudolph 44*)