Bermuda thrash Denmark at World T20 Qualifiers
Denmark 111 — 8
Bermuda 112 -1
Bermuda's ICC World Twenty20 2014 qualifying campaign gathered more momentum in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today.
Following up on their stunning win against tournament favourites Scotland the previous day, Bermuda's national cricket team thrashed Denmark by nine-wickets in their second Group B match at the ICC Academy in Dubai.
Denmark's gamble to bat first backfired as the spin trio of Derrick Brangman (three for 29), Dion Stovell (two for 14) and Jacobi Robinson (two for 15) exploited the conditions to keep the batsmen on the back foot.
Bermuda were razor sharp in the field, conceding only six runs (all wides) in extras to also keep the pressure on the Danes.
After restricting their opponents to a low total, Bermuda reached their target for the loss of one wicket with 22 balls to spare.
Aggressive opener Stovell departed in the fourth over after lashing 24 from just 11 balls.
Stovell's swashbuckling innings contained five fours and along with match MVP Tre Manders he added 37 runs for the first wicket before he was stumped by wicketkeeper Frederik Klokker facing the seam of Yasir Iqbal.
That ultimately proved to be Denmark's only moment of joy in the field as Manders and David Hemp put up the shutters and carried Bermuda across the line without further damage via an unbroken 75 -run second wicket partnership.
Teenager Manders, who carried his bat throughout the innings, stroked seven fours in his top knock of 45 from 48 deliveries.
Former Bermuda skipper and English County player Hemp gathered 27 from 39 balls that included two fours.