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Canada loses to Namibia in ICC World Cricket League Division 2 play

WINDHOEK, Namibia — Canada lost its third straight in ICC World Cricket League Division 2 play Tuesday, beaten by 98 runs by Namibia.

The Canadians won the toss and put Namibia into bat first. The Africans finished at 258 for six in their 50 overs, led by opener Stephan Baard's 90. Baard's 130-ball innings included six fours and one six.

Canada made just 160 all out in 42.1 innings. Dillon Heyliger led Canadian batsmen with 29 while opener Rodrigo Thomas had 28.

The top four teams in the six-team tournament will earn one-day international status and join Scotland, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates in the newly formed ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2, where they will play 36 ODIs each over a two-and-a-half year period.

The bottom two will enter the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Challenge League A and B.

Canada (0-3-0) faces Papua New Guinea (1-2-0) on Wednesday.

The Canadian Press