Intercontinental Cup: Ireland wrap up victory over Namibia

October 28, 2015, 8:34am

Ireland vs Namibia in the Intercontinental Cup (cricket). Photo by INPHO

By BBC Sport

Ireland completed a comfortable innings win in the Intercontinental Cup against Namibia by taking the final three wickets on Tuesday in Windhoek.

The hosts were facing a heavy defeat after closing on 169-7 on Monday, still 150 short of making Ireland bat again. Paul Stirling dismissed JJ Smit before spinner George Dockrell sealed victory with the final two Namibia wickets.

Ireland, who declared on 570-6, top the table with maximum points from their opening two games. A second-wicket stand of 326 between skipper William Porterfield (186) and Ed Joyce (205) laid the foundations for a big total.

Murtagh magic

Tim Murtagh starred with the ball, taking 2-44 in Namibia's first innings before a superb opening spell in the second innings. His three quick wickets helped to reduce Namibia to 12-4 and he finished with figures of 4-18.

Dockrell chipped in with five wickets in this one-sided encounter which leaves Ireland 14 points clear at the summit. Ireland opened their Intercontinental Cup campaign with an innings and 26 runs success against United Arab Emirates.