Namibia were celebrating after completing a relatively simple win over Hong Kong on the final day of their Intercontinental Cup clash at Wanderers Cricket Ground in Windhoek.
Hong Kong resumed on 3 without loss, needing 299 runs to win or to bat out the day to secure a draw. Skhawat Ali and Roy Lamsam hung on in there for 16 overs before Lamsam was out lbw having scored just four from his 52 balls faced. Ali was eventually the fourth man out for 43.
The middle order failed to contribute all that much for Hong Kong, with Ali the only batsman in the top six to reach double figures. The lower order hung on the best they could, with Tanwir Afzal scoring 38 and Haseeb Amjad scoring 41.
It wasn't enough though, and Hong Kong's innings came to an end when number 11 Nadeem Ahmed was out lbw from his first ball. They had been dismissed for 187, giving the home side a 114 run win.
A steep learning curve was always on the cards for Hong Kong, though they will take a couple of positives from the match, mostly from their bowling. Their next match in this tournament will be against the UAE later in the year. Namibia are set to host Ireland in their next tournament match.
Before then though, the two teams will play each other in two World Cricket League Championship games on Friday and Sunday.
Namibia beat Hong Kong by 114 runs
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 203 (82.3 overs, Nizakat Khan 58, Tanwir Afzal 52, JJ Smit 4-57, S Burger 3-28)
Namibia 234-5d (89 overs, X Pitchers 107*, R van Schoor 42)
Hong Kong 187 (75.2 overs, Skhawat Ali 43, Haseeb Amjad 41, Tanwir Afzal 38, B Scholtz 3-53)