Intercontinental Cup: Ireland wrap up victory over Namibia

George Dockrell took the final two Namibia wickets
George Dockrell took the final two Namibia wickets
Intercontinental Cup, Windhoek (day four of four):
Namibia 251: Kotze 78 & 212: Murtagh 4-18, Dockrell 3-55
Ireland 570-6 (dec): Joyce 205, Porterfield 186
Ireland won by an innings and 107 runs
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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.

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