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Canada lost a warm-up one-day match against TUCS (the University of Pretoria) by seven wickets. Canada batted first and made 228 for 6. Openers Desmond Chumney (19) and Sandeep Jyoti (17) got the innings off to a reasonable start but the main scoring came in a fifth-wicket stand between Ashish Bagai (80 not out) and Abdool Samad (100).
Canada used several bowlers in this practice match but went down to solid batting from TUCS opener Phil Haupt (67 and No. 3 batsman Gert Lotries, who starred with 146 not out.
Canada, Bermuda and the Netherlands meet in a series of official ODI matches over the next week. Canada will then close their trip to South Africa with the final match in their ICC Intercontinental Cup group.
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Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.