Canadian women fall to Bermuda
Today in Victoria, Bermuda completed a comeback in the qualifying series with a 3 run win to clinch the series 2 matches to 1. Canada had won the first match quite handily and lost the second after restricting Bermuda to just 159 runs. On this day Canada again failed to chase a very low target score, and they will be left to lick their wounds after a bitter defeat.
Bermuda won the toss and chose to bat first. However, the visitors did not bat well by any stretch and the runs came up slowly while the wickets came quickly. Their top scorer was Terry-Lynn Paynter with a mere 21 runs, and they were all out for 127 runs. This target could have been even lower had Canada's bowlers had a little more accuracy - a whopping 45 extras were given up. This has been a recurring theme for the Canadian bowlers throughout the series. Even so, it should have been a comfortable win for the home side.
Details are still sketchy as to the Canadian innings. Suffice it to say that Canada were bowled out for 124 runs, just 3 shy of the Bermuda score. Once again, however, there was minimal coverage available. I will update with more details when they become available.
With the 2-1 series win, Bermuda progress to the main World Cup Qualifying Tournament while Canada will miss out on the tournament this time.