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Bermuda suffer opening day defeat to Denmark

Bermuda's suffered an opening day defeat at the hands of Denmark today at the ICC World Twenty20 2012 qualifier in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Choosing to bat after winning the toss at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, the Island lost their first wicket after just two balls, when Lionel Cann was caught lbw, but a second wicket partnership of 74 between Dion Stovell (56) and skipper David Hemp (36) got the side back on course.

Once the partnership was broken, however, the middle order collapsed, with the side ending on 116 for seven in their 20 overs.

Chasing a score that was very gettable, Denmark only lost three wickets on their way to victory with five balls to spare, with opener Freddie Flokker (50) getting the side on their way to the win, with Rizwan Mahmood (47) ending the match as a contest.

Stovell and Rodney Trott were the only Bermuda bowlers to trouble the Danes, claiming a wicket apiece.

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Published March 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm (Updated March 13, 2012 at 2:22 pm)

Bermuda suffer opening day defeat to Denmark

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