|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
April 8, 2012
Namibia 374 (Burger 135, Soraine 4-66) and 119 for 2 (Steenkamp 60) beat Canada 274 (Z Siddiqi 87, Burger 4-42) & 213 (Siddiqi 73*, Viljoen 7-61) by eight wickets
Namibia eased to an eight-wicket win over Canada in Windhoek after the visitors were bowled out in their second innings for 213 on the fourth morning. Starting the day on 167 for 7, Canada's hopes were on Zeeshan Siddiqi, who was unbeaten on 45. While Siddiqi carried on to 73, Christi Viljoen polished off the tail to finish with career-best figures of 7 for 61. Namibia were set a target of 114. Ewald Steenkamp led with a breezy half-century in an opening stand of 86 with Pikky Ya France as Namibia motored to victory in the 26th over. Sarel Burger's 135 in the first innings, which gave Namibia a lead of 100, proved crucial, as did his four wickets in Canada's first innings.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
The cricket world reacts to the passing away of Phillip Hughes
Likeable, hard-working and skilful, it was a matter of time before Phillip Hughes cemented his spot in the Australian Test team. Then, improbably and inconsolably, his time ran out
It is impossible to imagine how Sean Abbott must feel after sending down that bouncer to Phillip Hughes. While the cricket world hopes for Hughes' recovery, it should also ensure Abbott is supported
An early start to the international season, coupled with costly tickets, have kept the Australian public away from the cricket
The sickening blow that struck Phillip Hughes is a reminder of the ever-present dangers associated with facing fast bowlers, even while wearing a helmet
Going out to play cricket today would have been near enough to impossible. Even doing so next week in the nets and at the Gabba for the first Test will be difficult
Why the Indian opener would be well advised to shelve the hook and pull in Australia