Christchurch: South Africa on Sunday registered a comfortable win over Canterbury XI in their first warm up game prior to the commencement of VII World Cup.South Africa bowled out Canterbury XI for 179 with skipper Kim Price returning with a rich haul of four for 23. In reply South Africa reached their victory target with six wickets to spare.A Hodgkinson top scored for the South African with a smashing 61. South Africa take on India in their opening encounter on November 30. With both the teams raring to go the match holds out a lot of promise. Brief scores: Canterbury XI 179 (A Marsh 51, Kim Price 4-23) lost to South Africa 180-4 (A Hodgkinson 61).