Canada struggle to find feet in Barbados

Fri, Dec 9, 2011 1:04 PM


Canada struggle to find feet in Barbados
Canada got their tour of Barbados off to a slow start when they were soundly beaten in both Twenty20 matches on Thursday.

The Canadian national team are on the island for a 10-day period of training and matches ahead of the Caribbean T20 tournament in January.

Canada's batsmen failed to get past 100 in either match so have a lot of room for improvement over the remainder of the tour.

In match one, Canada only reached 79-9 in reply to the Barbados innings of 165-5.

Junaid Siddiqui was Canada's stand-out bowler with 2-18 from his four overs. Manny Aulakh also took two wickets while Khurram Chohan picked up one wicket before being forced to leave the field with a lower body injury.

Canada's main contributors in their below-par reply were Raza Rehman (21) and Henry Osinde, who produced a late flurry to make 17 not out.

Junaid Siddiqui was again Canada's best bowler in the second match when he turned in figures of 2-9 from three overs. Barbados were still able to coast to victory as they reached their target of 96 for the loss of just three wickets with five overs in hand.

Captain Jimmy Hansra (40) top-scored in Canada's 95 all out but only one other batsman reached double figures - Durand Sorraine on 12.

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