Namibia's fourth match in Zimbabwe's Stanbic Bank Twenty20 Cup on Thursday was a wash out. Namibia had scored 147-4 from their 20 overs, with Dwaine Pretorious and Raymond van Schoor both coming just short of half centuries with 48 not out from 21 balls and 44 from 42 balls respectively.
Rain then cut short the match 4.1 overs into the Matabeleland Tuskers innings with them on 23-1.
Matabeleland Tuskers v Desert Vipers (Namibia) - no result
Harare Sports Club, 18 February
Desert Vipers (Namibia) 147-4 (20 overs, D Pretorious 48*, R van Schoor 44)
Matabeleland Tuskers 23-1 (4.1 overs)
Yesterday's final group stage match was against the Mid West Rhinos, and it was a close one.
The Rhinos won the toss and put the Namibia Desert Vipers into bat. The Namibians struggled early in their innings as they collapsed to 46-4. The lower middle order then started a recovery, getting them to 96-6 when Dwaine Pretorious was dismissed in the 16th over.
Christoffel Viljoen and Louis Klazinga then put on 45 for the seventh wicket, Vijoen hitting 41 from 21 balls before he was dismissed from the last ball of the innings. The Vipers had made 141-7 from their 20 overs.
In reply, Riki Wessels scored 32 and Darren Stevens scored 33 for the Rhinos, but the remainder of the batting order couldn't get a start. Louis Klazinga was the pick of the Namibian bowlers with 3-41 as the Rhinos were restricted to 133-9 from their 20 overs, giving Namibia an eight run win.
Namibia are playing in the tournament's third place play-off today.
Mid West Rhinos lost to Desert Vipers (Namibia) by 8 runs
Harare Sports Club, 19 February
Desert Vipers (Namibia) 141-7 (20 overs, C Viljoen 41)
Mid West Rhinos 133-9 (20 overs, L Klazinga 3-41)