Mixed fortunes for Canada XI, Bermuda XI

Sun, Sep 12, 2010 12:02 PM

Mixed fortunes for Canada XI, Bermuda XI

Hiral Patel played a part in Canada XI's convincing win over Bermuda XI in
the Cricket Canada Summer Festival on Saturday
Bermuda XI continued their losing streak in the Cricket Canada Summer Festival. After losing both their games in the 50-over competition, Bermuda XI went down in the twenty20 format as well.

The twenty20 leg of the series got underway on Saturday at the Malton Cricket Ground in Mississaugua, Ontario.

Hosts Canada XI will now take on the West Indies High Performance Centre XI in the final on Sunday evening. This series is the last set of games for Canada XI at home before they take part in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

In the first match on Saturday, West Indies HPC XI registered a convincing eight-wicket win over Bermuda XI. Batting first, Bermuda XI were restricted to a meagre 93-8 off their quota of 20 overs, with leg-spinner Kerron Cottoy (3-14) being the best bowler. The West Indies HPC XI won with ease in 18 overs as Rajendra Chandrika (51 not out off 58 balls) led the way with the bat.

Canada XI's debutant Akshay Bagai (5-10) was the star as Bermuda XI collapsed from 30-1 to 62 all out in the second game. Rizwan Cheema (27 not out) and Hiral Patel (31 not out) knocked off the target in just nine overs to seal an easy ten-wicket win.

On Sunday, West Indies HPC XI and Canada XI will first play out the last league match in the competition before squaring-off again later in the day in the final.

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