The World Twenty20 Qualifier is beginning to take shape now, as the USA secured the 13th place in the tournament, with just the European qualifier to be confirmed.

The hosts won the toss in their morning game against Suriname in Indianapolis, choosing to field first. Some good bowling, backed up by lively fielding helped bowl Suriname out for 106. Timil Patel was the pick of the US bowlers with 4-13.

The USA reply began with Steven Taylor and Fahad Babar putting on 61 for the first wicket. The partnership ended when Taylor was out for 33, with Babar going on to finish unbeaten on 43 as the hosts completed an eight wicket win with 10 balls to spare, thus qualifying for the global qualifier in Ireland/Scotland in July.

In the afternoon, Bermuda won the toss against Canada and chose to bat first. Dion Stovell was out lbw to Cecil Pervez from the first ball of the match, and it wasn't until the fourth wicket pairing of Janeiro Tucker and Tre Manders that their innings got going.

That pair put on 47 before Tucker was out for 34, and that proved to be the top score of the innings. Bermuda batted out their 20 overs and were restricted to 114-7, Cecil Pervez finishing with 3-17.

Ruvindu Gunasekera and Rizwan Cheema were both dismissed cheaply at the start of the Canadian reply, but former captain Jimmy Hansra proved to be the key man for Canada. Hansra scored an unbeaten 68 from 59 balls as Canada secured a seven wicket win with 10 balls to spare.

The qualifying spots may have been decided, but there's still things to play for on the final day of the tournament today. The match to decide the winners of the tournament will be held in the afternoon, with the hosts needing a big win over Canada if they're to win the event. The relegation spot will also be decided when Suriname, also needing a big win, take on Bermuda in the opening match of the day.


USA beat Suriname by 8 wickets
World Sports Park, Indianapolis, 8 May
Suriname 106 (20 overs, T Patel 4-13)
USA 107-2 (18.2 overs, Fahad Babar 43*)

Canada beat Bermuda by 7 wickets
World Sports Park, Indianapolis, 8 May
Bermuda 114-7 (20 overs, C Pervez 3-17)
Canada 118-3 (18.2 overs, J Hansra 68*)