Canadian Cricket

Friday, August 25, 2006

Canada WIN A GAME!!!

Canada 140-1 (21.3 overs) (Davison 53, Jyoti 46*, Lord 1-36) defeat Argentina 182-8 (50 overs) (A Ferguson 52*, Forrester 43, Welsh 2-18, A Codrington 2-33) by 9 wickets (D/L)

Canada finally broke their one-day drought today as they battled the elements and Argentina at King City. Canada put Argentina in to bat first and restricted them to 182 runs from their 50 overs. Steven Welsh was the pick of Canada's bowlers, taking 2 wickets for just 18 runs from 10 overs of work. There was a 45 minute rain delay during Argentina's innings, but no time was lost as lunch was taken early.

Canada's innings was shortened by rain, and after the delay at 6.4 overs, they were set a revised target of 138 runs to win from 33 overs. Canada made this target easily, cruising to 140-1 from just 21.3 overs. John Davison made a rapid 53 off just 34 balls before he was caught smartly at point by MacDermott. Sandeep Jyoti and Ashish Bagai both made good contributions of 46 and 26 respectively, both not out.

So Canada moves on with some positive momentum to the USA match tomorrow. It is an important one for the Americans as a win by a large margin would give them the trophy. But it's always an important match when Canada and the USA meet up. I will be there once again covering the match ball-by-ball, commentary and scores can be found at . Also, find the discussion thread on gameday at . The weather looks alright, variable cloudiness until around 3:00, followed by overcast skies. The showers look as though they will hold off until the evening. See you there tomorrow!


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