USA Defeat the Cayman Islands to win the Silver Medal
Thu, Jun 3, 2010 9:19 PM
Canada defeated the host Bermuda by 4 wickets to finish with a perfect 5-0 record but the thrill of the final day belonged to Argentina and Bahamas who played to a tie with the teams scoring a massive 666 runs.
At Southampton Oval the USA defeated Cayman Islands by 10 wickets to win the silver medal. Cayman won the toss and elected to bat but never was allowed to establish much of a target as all the USA bowlers kept the pressure on with Mohammed Ghous 3/21 ending with the best figures as Cayman crumbled to a modest total of 129 in 32 overs.
The USA openers Nadkarni and Wright took care of business with an undefeated opening partnership of 130 runs in just 13.5 overs. Sushil Nadkarni did the impossible by scoring a 101 not out. The win secured second place for the Americans whose only loss was to the champions Canada.
The tournament switches to the T20/20 format starting tomorrow.