Namibia's Sarel Burger scored an unbeaten 135 on the second day of the Intercontinental Cup match against Canada in Windhoek to secure first innings points and put his team in the driving seat.
Canada added ten runs to their overnight total of 264-9 before Christi Viljoen bowled Zahid Hussian, with Junaid Siddiqui the not out batsman on 38.
Namibia started their reply slowly, with Durand Soraine removing both openers with just 28 runs on the board. Sarel Burger and Craig Williams then put on 43 for the third wicket before Williams was out for 27. Gerrie Snyman was out having scored just three soon afterwards, and Canada seemed to be in control with Namibia on 85-4.
But Burger and Raymond van Schoor were able to recover the innings, putting on 107 for the fifth wicket before van Schoor was out for 71. Nicholaas Scholtz's dismissal for a duck soon afterwards didn't derail Burger, who was unbeaten on 135 at the close of play.
Ian Opperman was the other unbeaten batsman at the close with 34, and Namibia were in front on 293-6, having secured the points for the first innings lead.
Namibia will look to kick on tomorrow morning, with Sarel Burger looking to convert what is already his highest first-class score into an even bigger score and secure a substantial first innings lead. Namibia are certainly on top in this match, and it's looking like Canada will remain without a point in the Intercontinental Cup.
Day 2 Close
Canada 1st inns 274 all out (Overs 94.5, Zeeshan H Siddiqi 87, TG Gordon 42, Rizwan Cheema 47, CG Williams 3-68, SF Burger 4-42)
Namibia 1st inns 293-6 (Overs 91, SF Burger 135*, R van Schoor 71, D Soraine 3-43, Junaid Siddiqui 3-68)