Canada v Bermuda - Day 4 Scores
Bermuda 334 & 310
Canada 588 & 60/1
Canada win by 9 wickets
L Cann out 30
R Steede out 12
D Leverock out 1
No confirmation as to who batted for Canada, more to come on that tonight. But the result is in, Canada, victorious, by nine wickets. Huge win for Canada, top of the table by far. I'm off to dinner, see you all tonight!
Captain Romaine and former captain Smith have stabilized the Bermudans and are digging in for a long session of defence at the wicket, as the visitors attempt to bat out the day and end this match in a draw. It seems that Romaine is keeping the majority of the strike, perhaps Smith is not feeling comfortable? Still a long way for them to go, and if Canada could pick up a few wickets quickly after lunch it could be a very interesting conclusion. The only wicket to have fallen in the extended morning session was that of Stephen Outerbridge who was caught by Maxwell off the bowling of Osinde.It will be an exciting day at Maple Leaf CC in King City today as Canada attempt to secure a second outright victory in the 2006 Intercontinental Cup. Yesterday the Canadians built a 254 run first innings lead, but Bermuda gave themselves a fighting chance scoring 67 runs for just one wicket before rain washed out most of the third session. Realistically, Bermuda are likely playing for a draw as even if they can reach the Canadian total, Canada has another innings to come back. The home side will hope that a fourth day pitch makes it difficult for the batsmen and that the combination of pace from Bhatti and Osinde and spin from Davison and Dhaniram will be enough to earn th victory.
The weather looks very good - not a cloud in the sky and no rain forecast for the rest of the day. Play will begin half an hour earlier (10:00 EDT) than usual to attept to make up for lost play yesterday. This, coupled with a possible extra half hour in the evening if a result is nearing means we may see a whopping 112 overs bowled today - a long time for Bermuda to defend! Our man Dhushy will be on the ground again today, and supplying scoring updates which will be posted right here. Stay tuned!!!