Canada and hosts USA both made it two wins from two yesterday in Indianapolis as they beat Bermuda and Suriname respectively on day two of the Americas Championship Division One tournament.

Batting first, Canada's innings was led by Ruvindu Gunasekera, who scored a 54 ball 62. Rizwan Cheema and Nitish Kumar also reached double figure scores, but the rest of the batting order all made single figure scores. Canada's total of 143-8 was still competitive, but it could have been more had they not lost four wickets in the final two overs.

Rain reduced the Bermuda innings to 13 overs, with Duckworth Lewis giving them a target of 105. The reply started badly as Dion Stovell was dismissed from the first ball, and never really recovered from there. Janeiro Tucker and Tre Manders were the only batsmen to reach double figures as they were restricted to 70-8, losing by 34 runs.

In the afternoon, Suriname batted first after winning the toss against the USA. Openers Shazam Ramjohn and Muneshwar Patandin scored 24 and 20 respectively, but Suriname mostly struggled and were only able to score 106-8 from their 20 overs. Karan Ganesh was the pick of the bowlers with 3-17.

Steven Taylor and Akeem Dodson were both dismissed early on in the US reply, but Fahad Babar and Nicholas Standford took the game away from Suriname with an unbroken 101 partnership to complete an 8 wicket win. Standford was the top scorer with 64 from 49 balls.

The tournament continues later today with the two unbeaten sides facing off against each other when Canada play the hosts in the first match of the day. Bermuda and Suriname will play each other in the afternoon match.


Canada beat Bermuda by 34 runs (D/L)
World Sports Park, Indianapolis, 4 May
Canada 143-8 (20 overs, R Gunasekera 62, J Robinson 3-13)
Bermuda 70-8 (13 overs)

USA beat Suriname by 8 wickets
World Sports Park, Indianapolis, 4 May
Suriname 106-8 (20 overs, K Ganesh 3-17)
USA 107-2 (13.5 overs, N Standford 64*, Fahad Babar 35)