Bermuda Under-18s thrash US team


Steven Taylor (26) and fellow USA opener Shakeel Ahmad (5) got the American run chase off to a flyer, peppering the bowling to all parts of the grounds in the opening two overs.

Taylor was particularly thankful for Christion Gibbons-Wade’s bowling as the bowler gave up 23 runs in the second over to propel the Americans early charge, with the captain belting three fours in the over.

He would be out in the fourth over with the score on 41, however, as he casually flicked a delivery from Gibbons-Wade straight to Alex Dore at square leg, a welcoming sight to the side as Taylor was in full force, as he hitting his 26 from just 20 balls.

Gibbons-Wade grabbed his second wicket in the eighth over when Ahmad chose to have a go at a wide delivery and made a hash of it, popping up high between cover and mid off for a simple catch with the score on 52.

While Gibbons-Wade was taking wickets, skipper Joshua Gilbert is drying up runs from his end after the initial onslaught, although he wasn't involved in the hectic start.

Kwaisi James replaced Gibbons-Wade with immediate reward as he bowled Amarnauth Persaud (17) behind his legs with the third wicket going down at 67.

Gilbert finally got his just reward when he trapped Randall Wilson (six) lbw, and the hole got deeper with the score on 74 for four after 13 overs.

Goel was run out in the 17th over after only three runs were added between himself and Vibhav Altekar (three), with the current score standing at 83 for seven after 20 overs.

Gilbert also removed Dave Parikh (0) with a flighted delivery to leave the Americans staring defeat in the face at 83 for eight.

James then wrapped up the innings when he trapped Arsh Buch (1) in front of his wicket before Ryan Persaud (0) suffered the same fate two balls later, ensuring a 115-run victory in 21.5 overs.

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Published Jul 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm (Updated Jul 10, 2012 at 12:04 pm)

Bermuda Under-18s thrash US team

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