Zimbabwe spinners script easy win over Canada

Mon, Feb 28, 2011 4:56 PM

Zimbabwe spinners script easy win over Canada

Tatenda Taibu and Craig Ervine shared a crucial stand
Zimbabwe beat Canada by an impressive 175 run margin in a Group B match at the VCA Stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur on Monday.

Batting first Zimbabwe posted 298 for 9 from its 50 overs. In its reply, Canada was bowled out for 123 for 42.1 overs as Zimbabwe ran home easy winners.

Zimbabwe lost early wickets. Later Tatendra Taibu (98: 99b, 9x4) and Craig Ervine revived the innings with a 181-run third wicket in 28 overs.

A middle-order collapse followed thereafter. But Sean Williams (30), Prosper Utseya (22) and Graeme Cremer (26) propelled Zimbabwe to a challenging target.

For Canada, Khurram Chohan (2-44), Harvir Baidwan (2-47) and Balaji Rao (4-57) were the best bowlers on view.

In the chase, Canada lost wickets at regular intervals as Ray Price (3-16), Prosper Utseya (2-24), Greg Lamb (2-29), Graeme Cremer (3-31) shared the wickets around.

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