Canadian Cricket

Monday, August 14, 2006

Canada v Bermuda - Day 3 Scores and Report

Stumps - Day 3
Bermuda 334 & 67/1
Canada 588 all out (136 overs)
Bermuda trail by 187 runs with 9 wickets in hand.

Batsmen:

S Outerbridge not out 37
D Borden c Bagai b Bhatti 19
I Romaine not out 6

The majority of today's play belonged to Canada without a doubt. The tail-enders of the Canadian order would not go down quietly, and Abdool Samad put up Canada's third century of the innings (119). Umar Bhatti added 50 runs to go with his 4 wickets and then picked up a fifth wicket for the match after Bermuda started their second innings. Canada ended up with 588 runs all out, giving them a 254 first innings lead. In reply Bermuda reached 67-1 before rain washed out the last 2 hours of play.

Canada are looking in good shape heading into the final day, and if they are forced to chase a target it will likely not be a large one. The only fear for Canada now is that with the two hours lost the Bermudans will attempt to bat out the day and play for the draw. There is the potential, however, for 104 overs of play yesterday. 96 overs are scheduled, and either captain can request an extra half hour (8 overs) of play if they believe it will lead to a result. That is a long time for Bermuda to be able to survive on a fourth day pitch. The weather forecast looks promising. The only bad news is a 30% chance of a light shower between 11 and 1. Even if it materializes, we should only lose an hour or so, as lunch occurs during this interval.

Finally I must thank Dhushy for the great score updates he sent me today. I appreciate it, and I am sure anyone else checking for scores does as well. For the rest of your information, he has volunteered to send scores again tomorrow, so this will still be your place to come for scores.

Canada 1st Innings (overnight 386-7)

J Davison c Outerbridge b Borden....165
G Barnett lbw b Steede.......................9
S Heaney c Romaine b Hurdle...........10
I Billcliff b Steede.................................126
A Bagai c & b Steede............................2
Q Ali run out.........................................35
S Dhaniram c Minors b Steede...........11
A Samad c Minors b Hurdle................119
U Bhatti b Leverock.............................50
H Osinde not out..................................18
P Ravishankar b Leverock..................0
Extras.....................................................43
Total (all out; 136 overs)...................588

Canada lead by 254 runs after the first innings.

9 Comments:

  • Excellent work.

    By Blogger Bensti, at 11:07 AM  

  • Umar Bhatti has the potential to be a bowling all-rounder.
    Samad doing well.
    He had a pretty torrid introduction to international cricket but he has been in good form in the T&D.
    The Canadian selectors seem to pick better teams for the four day games.
    Only one VP player in the side for this match.

    By Blogger Bensti, at 11:59 AM  

  • Almost as though they don't care about the ODIs, which is stupid since that is the world cup format and we should be ramping up for that. Hopefully they learn something from the huge disparity in performances and keep with a squad similar to the one we are seeing do so well here.

    By Blogger JWilly, at 12:01 PM  

  • Wow, that's an incredible score for Canada. Thanks for the updates.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:42 PM  

  • Samad has scored 359 runs at 39.89 and taken 17 wickets at 20.24 for Cavaliers in the T&D.
    Good form and a selection that was warranted.

    By Blogger Bensti, at 12:52 PM  

  • Canada turning it on here...After a rather unexpected win against Kenya, this performance should result in a rather comprehensive win for the hosts, thereby gaining revenge for the defeats in Trinidad..Canada seem to be a better team in the longer version than in the shorter version and it should be interesting to see how they go up against a much stronger Dutch side in December in alien conditions in South Africa...It would also be interesting to see how they fare in the American championships starting next week..

    Btw, Jon I was rather surprised to see you not post/comment on the $1million grant to Ontario cricket, something the CCA must put to judicious use in spreading the game's gospel across the country and thereby build on the national team's qualification for WC 2007..

    By Anonymous Ram, at 3:22 PM  

  • I was rather busy gathering information for the Bermuda match, I was planning on (and probably still will) write a bit on the donation later on. The losses in the ODIs are even more frustrating having seen what we can do with the bats. Canada's run rate for this first innings was 4.32. IF they could just maintain that for 50 overs in an ODI that would amount to 216 runs - a solid total. But for some reason they choked hard. Maybe it will be better next weekend against Bermuda.

    By Blogger JWilly, at 3:30 PM  

  • Is the game still in a rain delay? A change in the wicket with some poor weather could benefit the bowlers?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:46 PM  

  • Last I heard, yes, they are still not playing. And as stumps are drawn at 6, that would mean they are done for the day. Tomorrow there may be a little rain, but will be sunny for most of the day. Should be an interesting finish.

    By Blogger JWilly, at 6:18 PM  

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