USA and Canada march on as the Cayman Islands beat Argentina in a thriller
Tue, Feb 8, 2011 10:03 PM
On the main pitch in the stadium Canada and Bermuda locked horns in a match which could have a huge influence on the regions representatives to go to Ireland. Bermuda won the toss and chose to bat but never really managed to build any partnerships and finally they were all out for 87 in the 33rd over. Maninder Aulakh was the pick of the bowlers with 4 - 23. In reply Canada moved clinically towards their target, led by watchful knocks from openers Shah and Dutta. They reached their victory target in the 30th over for the loss of 2 wickets.
USA continued their strong start by beating Bahamas by 9 wickets on the outside ground at the Main Stadium. Bahamas won the toss and decided to bat first and never really got going, they lost wickets at regular intervals and finished their innings on 54 all out. Fox top scored with 17. For USA Sandhu and Patel shared 7 wickets, claiming 4 and 3 respectively. USA reached their target in the 9th over for the loss of one wicket with Mirza finishing on 29 not out. Mital Patel was selected as the man of the match.
At Brian Piccolo Park Cayman Islands met with Argentina and both teams were trying to get over very different experiences from their first day. The game was a credit to both teams with Cayman sneaking home on the back of the tournament?s first century from DeAlwis-Seneveratne. The Cayman Islands won the toss and asked Argentina to bat, and all but two of the batters contributed double figure scores. Opener Pedro Arrighi top scored with 32 as he shared a 61 run opening partnership with Escobar. Helped by 37 extras Argentina ended on 176-8. In reply DeAlwis-Seneveratne scored 103 not out and with no other batter passing 20 he was the difference between the teams as the Cayman