Namibia have won their first game in the South African provincial three-day competition in almost three years after beating KwaZulu-Natal by an innings inside two days in Windhoek.

Batting first after Namibia won the toss, KwaZulu-Natal were bowled out for just 80 in their first innings, losing their last six wickets for just 15 runs in 11.1 overs. Christi Viljoen was the pick of the bowlers with 4-30.

The Namibian opening pair of Xander Pitchers and Jan-Berrie Burger put on 63 before Namibia began losing wickets regularly. They were reliant on their lower order to give their total some degree of respectability, with number nine Brandon Viret top scoring after hitting a quick 44 from just 24 balls.

Namibia made 252 in 60.5 overs before they were bowled out, with Tshepo Moreki the pick of the bowlers with 3-62.

The visitors were pretty hapless in their second innings, quickly collapsing to 39-6. Captain Chad Bowes was the only batsman to make double figures as they were bowled out for 78 to lose by an innings. Tiaan Snyman was the pick of the Namibian bowlers in this innings with 3-23.

The two sides will meet again in a one-day match on Sunday.

Namibia beat KwaZulu-Natal by an innings and 94 runs
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, 10-11 October
KwaZulu-Natal 80 (35.1 overs, C Viljoen 4-30, VB Viret 3-22) & 78 (33.5 overs, CF Snyman 3-23)
Namibia 252 (60.5 overs, VB Viret 44, AJ Burger 40, C Viljoen 36, TL Moreki 3-62)