Ireland ease to win over Namibia
Published Tuesday, 05 July 2011
Ireland recorded their second successive ICC Intercontinental Cup one-day international win over Namibia with an eight-wicket triumph in a rain-affected encounter in Belfast.
Batting first in a match reduced to 38 overs per side, Namibia were bowled out for 175 with two overs to spare as John Mooney (three for 31) and Kevin O'Brien (three for 50) shared six wickets between them.
Ireland, who beat Namibia by 26 runs yesterday, had little trouble making their victory target on Tuesday.
Captain William Porterfield started things off well with 45 at the top of the order before Alex Cusack (59 not out) and Niall O'Brien (38no) sealed a comfortable win with 46 balls to spare.