Namibia just crawled over the line in a one-day match against Uganda today that went right down to the wire in Windhoek.
Choosing to bat after winning the toss, Uganda's innings was launched by a 25 ball innings of 38 from Roger Mukasa, with Benjamin Musoke then providing the backbone with a relatively patient 79. Frank Nsubuga chipped in with 55 before he was the third victim for Namibian captain Craig Williams.
Musoke was out in the 47th over with the score on 228-7, and the tail put on a further 29 to finish on 257-8 from their 50 overs. Williams was the pick of the bowlers with 3-31 from his ten overs.
Namibia's reply was built around a score of 84 by Ewaid Steenkamp. He shared in a 109 run partnership for the second wicket with Wessel Myburgh, but the two were scoring slowly. Craig Williams tried to give the innings some impetus by smashing 58 from 38 balls, but when he was the sixth man out, the required run rate was getting up towards eight.
Three wickets in the next 3.3 overs didn't help matters, and Namibia's last pair needed to make 18 runs from 11 balls. The last over came, and Namibia needed 14. Klazinga then smashed two sixes and ran a single to bring the scores level, before number eleven Elton Ambambi hit a four to win the match.
The two teams will meet in a Twenty20 match at the same venue tomorrow.
Namibia beat Uganda by 1 wicket
Uganda 257-8 (50 overs, Musoke 78, Nsubuga 55, R Mukasa 38, C Williams 3-31)
Namibia 261-9 (49.4 overs, E Steenkamp 84, C Williams 58)