Things didn't go too well with the bat for Hong Kong on day two of their Intercontinental Cup contest with Namibia today in Windhoek as the day ended with the hosts well on top.
The day started reasonably well for the visitors though. Namibia resumed on 268-6 but were only able to add four runs to their overnight score as Tanwir Afzal and Haseeb Amjad took two wickets each, Amjad taking his tally for the innings to five. Nicolaas Scholtz was only able to add two to his overnight score and finished not out on 85.
Irfan Ahmed repeated what he did twice during the World Twenty20 last year by getting out from the first ball of the innings when he edged Sarel Burger to wicket-keeper JP Kotze. It was his 17th duck in 10 years of international cricket, his sixth duck of the first ball variety.
Roy Lamsam was also out with the score on zero, and Hong Kong soon found themselves on the back foot on 25-4. Nizakat Khan played a patient 58 from 158 balls before he was the third of four wickets for JJ Smit. Tanwir Afzal helped lift the Hong Kong total, putting on 46 for the ninth wicket with Ehsan Nawaz before he was out for 52.
Hong Kong finished the day on 202-9, 70 runs behind the Namibian first innings total. They will hope to get at least within 50 of the Namibian total on the third morning, but even then Namibia will be well set for a victory in this match.
Namibia v Hong Kong - Stumps, Day Two
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, 10-13 May
Namibia 272 (102.3 overs, N Scholtz 85*, R van Schoor 52, S Burger 52, Haseeb Amjad 5-49, Tanwir Afzal 3-60)
Hong Kong 202-9 (82 overs, Nizakat Khan 58, Tanwir Afzal 52, JJ Smit 4-57, S Burger 3-28)