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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.
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