Netherlands secured a third place finish in the competition with 72 points after defeating Namibia by 231 runs at the ICC Academy in Dubai.

The Netherlands batters Roelof van der Merwe 175 runs from 193 balls and Max O’Dowd 126 runs from 225 balls put on a stunning partnership building the Dutch’s first innings score to 501 runs for eight wickets as they declared.

Namibia’s Craig Williams figures of four wickets for 71 runs was the standout bowling performance.

In reply Stephan Baard (111) got Namibia off to a good start, but Van der Merwe (3-50) again made an impact, but with the ball this time. Zane Green was the next highest scorer with 20 runs, Netherlands Vivian Kingma finished with three wickets for 22 runs.

Netherlands built on their first innings with Peter Borren (85) and Bas de Leede (56 not out) declaring on 223 runs for five wickets.

Namibia’s target was set at 522 runs, Shane Snater’s five for 88, diminished any hope for the African team, with Netherlands winning by 231 runs.

Namibia finished the competition in eighth place on 27 points.