Harare: Play resumed after a brief interruption for rain in the World Cup clash between Zimbabwe and Namibia at the Harare Sports Club on Monday. When the rain came down, Namibia was 74 for two off 15.5 overs in reply to the home side's imposing 340 for two. Earlier, opening batsman Craig Wishart hit a career-best 172 as Zimbabwe piled on the runs. Wishart hit three sixes and 18 fours in his knock. Wishart found two able allies in the Flower brothers with Andy hitting 39 and Grant 78 not out.
Andy Flower's efforts with the bat, as he made 39, were overshadowed by Wishart, who put on 107 for the first wicket with Mark Vermeulen. Wishart completed his second career One-day hundred in as many balls. His previous best of 102 came against India at the same venue three years ago. Namibia was outclassed on its debut, but at least Lennie Louw, the oldest player in the World Cup at 43, had the consolation of dismissing Vermeulen, who made 39.
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