Canada beat Namibia A by six wickets in a friendly cricket match at the United field on October 23.
The Canadian team is preparing to take on Namibia in an ICC Intercontinental Cup match from October 25 to 28, and the match against Namibia A served as a warm up for Thursdayâ??s match.
Namibia A, which consisted mostly of youngsters from Namibiaâ??s Under 19 squad, gave a good account of themselves to reach a total of 271/5 off their allotted 50 overs.
Sean Silver was first out, bowled for 5, but Pieter Grove and Craig Williams steadied the innings with a 70-run partnership before Grove was out for 31 runs.
Williams, who made his debut for Namibia in last weekendâ??s SAA Challenge match against North West Dragons, was in fine form and went on to reach his century before eventually being dismissed for 132 runs. His innings included 16 fours and one six, and came off 56 balls.
Namibiaâ??s other batsmen all reached double figures but none could post a high score.
Michal Durant was dismissed for 17 and ST Ackerman for 25, while the not out batsmen were Raymond van Schoor on 25 and Gareth Cloete on 18.
Williams however dominated the innings, putting on 95 runs for the third wicket with Du Randt and 41 runs for the fourth wicket with Ackerman.
Canadaâ??s captain Sunil Dhaniram was their top bowler, taking 3/53 off 10 overs, while Henry Osinde took 1/33 off six overs and Durand Soraine 1/27 off five overs.
Durant gets early breakthrough
Namibia made an early breakthrough when Canadaâ??s opening batsman Aftabadeen Shamsudeen was run out for a duck by Michael Durant, with the total on one.
When fellow opener Abdul Chaudrey was out LBW to Morne Engelbrecht for 14, Canada were struggling at 21/2.
Trevin Bastiampillai and Quaser Ali however rebuilt the innings with a 100-run partnership for the third wicket.
Bastiampillai scored 46 before being caught off Durantâ??s bowling, while Ali made 73 before being caught off Ackermanâ??s bowling.
By now, Canada had gained the upper hand on a lifeless pitch and Arivandan Kandappah and Sunil Dhaniram took them to a comfortable victory with five overs to spare.
Kandappah scored 62 not out off 62 balls (4x4, 3x6) and Dhaniram scored 58 off 45 balls (6x4).
Namibiaâ??s wicket takers were Morne Engelbrecht (1/67 off 9 overs), ST Ackerman (1/43 off 8 overs) and Michael Durant (1/60 off 10 overs).