View Full Version : I feel for Namibia

March 1, 2004, 10:59 AM
Clayton Lambert should not be playing for US, we, Bangladeshis have all witnessed and were most of the times victims of such cruelty.

Scotland suffer Six Nations woe

Scotland crashed to a 35-run defeat against Holland in the opening round of the ICC Six Nations Challenge.
Luuk Van Troost scored 58 and took a wicket as Holland posted 198-9 and bowled out Scotland for 163 in Dubai.

The United Arab Emirates cruised home by five wickets against Canada and the USA defeated Namibia by the same margin in Sharjah.

The winners of the week-long round robin tournament will qualify for September's ICC Champions trophy.

Seamer John Blain bowled superbly for Scotland against the Dutch, taking 3-13 from eight overs, and there were two wickets each for skipper Craig Wright and Ryan Watson.

But Scottish hopes of victory were undermined as they were reduced to 33-3 in reply and although Dougie Brown hit 37 off 38 balls, Watson's 20 was the next highest score.

The tail did not surrender without a fight but off-spinner Adeel Raja claimed 3-29 to wrap up the match as Scotland were all out with three overs remaining.

Former West Indies Test batsman Clayton Lambert was the US hero against Namibia as his unbeaten 64 off 49 balls saw them home with 3.1 overs to spare.

Gerrie Snyman made 62 as Namibia posted a total of 254-8 but Steve Massiah kept the US in the hunt with 71 and 42-year-old Lambert's assault, which included a six and eight fours, carried them to 258-5.

Canada never recovered from losing their first three wickets with only four runs on the board against the UAE as Ishwar Maraj, Asif Mulla and Shantha Jayasekera departed for ducks.

Arshad Ali took 3-24 from 10 overs as the Canadians were restricted to 157-9 and the UAE overcame a mid-innings wobble which saw them slump from 65-1 to 68-4 as captain Khuram Khan's 53 not out enabled them to reach 160-5 in the 34th over

Source: BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3520511.stm)