Batting frailties prove pivotal as Bermuda suffer
Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club (Canada won toss): Canada beat Bermuda by six wickets
A disappointing batting display against host nation Canada proved to be Bermuda’s downfall as they slipped to a fourth defeat at the ICC Under-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Americas Qualifier.
Sa-Qui Robinson top scored with 25, followed by Luke Horan’s knock of 21, as Bermuda, who lost the toss and were put in to bat, were bowled out for 97 in 32.4 overs.
Keegan Jones was the only other batter to reach double figures, scoring 11 runs.
Canada lost only four wickets on their way to achieving their target in 17.2 overs, to maintain their 100 per cent record of five successive victories.
Bermuda endured a nightmare start when Callum MacFarlane, one of the two changes made from the team that lost to the United States on Tuesday, was bowled by Mosam Parekh for a first-ball duck.
From there, no meaningful partnerships were put together, as the Canadian bowlers kept on chipping away the wickets.
Ravindra Mauth was the pick of the attack, finishing with figures of three for ten, as one of three Canadian bowlers to complete hat-trick hauls along with Yuvraj Hundal and Parekh.
On the back of previous performances throughout the tournament, chasing less than 100 runs was always going to be smooth sailing for hosts.
While they did lose some wickets, they reached the target with ease, Yuvraj Samra the highest run scorer with 35. Just to underline their dominance, the Canadians wrapped up the match with 196 deliveries to spare.
Leg spinner Terron Webb finished with figures of two for 19 in 2.2 overs, while Jermal Proctor and Dionte Dowling picked up a wicket apiece.
Bermuda go in search of their second win of the tournament when they face Argentina in their final match tomorrow.
In other match played at Maple Leaf Cricket Club yesterday, the United States thrashed Argentina by 328 runs, to set up a blockbuster of an encounter with Canada today.
Whoever is victorious between the sides will qualify for next year’s Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka.
Canada require a victory, while the US find themselves in a strong position should they claim the win as they head into the encounter with a superior net run-rate.
K Jones c Mathews b Hundal 11
C MacFarlane b Parekh 0
J Proctor c Mathews b Hundal 5
*†Z Tomlinson b Parekh 3
L Horan b Hundal 21
I O’Brien lbw b Parekh 1
S Robinson c Mathews b Sivakumaran 25
D Dowling c Singh b Nauth 3
L Fulton lbw b Nauth8
T Webb Nauth 5
C Douglas not out 0
Extras (b 2, nb 3, w 10) 15
Total (32.4 overs) 97
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-17, 3-22, 4-24, 5-28, 6-65, 7-76, 8-84, 9-96.
Bowling: Hundal 7-3-17-3, Parekh 6-0-28-3, Garg 10-0-28-0, Sivakumaran 6-1-12-1, Nauth 3.4-0-10-3
A Singh c Douglas b Proctor 3
Y Samra c Jones b Dowling 35
D Deol c O’Brien b Webb 15
Y Mondkar c Douglas b Webb 14
*J Singh not out 14
R Nauth not out 12
Extras (w 4, nb 4) 8
Total (4 wkts; 17.2 overs) 101
†J Mathews, Y Hundal, A Sivakumaran, R Garg and M Parekh did not bat.
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-52, 3-72, 4-80.
Bowling: Proctor 5-0-18-1; Fulton 2-0-13-0; Horan 4-0-28-0; Dowling 4-0-23-1; Webb 2.2-0-19-2.
Umpires: S Bandekar (USA) and J Lindo (Jamaica).
Third umpire: A Maddela (Canada).
P W L NR Pts NRR
Canada 5 5 0 0 10 2.530
United States 5 4 1 0 8 4.270
Bermuda 5 1 4 0 2 −2.060
Argentina 5 0 5 0 0 −5.930