The Americas Under-19 Championship continued today in Bermuda with Canada taking on the hosts at St Davids Cricket Club.
Bermuda captain Delray Rawlins won the toss and chose to bowl first, which initially looked to be a smart decision as Akashdeep Gill was trapped lbw for a duck in the first over by Micah Simons. Thursaanth Anantharajah was the next man out a few overs later, which brought Arslan Khan to the crease.
Khan proceeded to dominate the rest of the innings. He put on 93 for the third wicket with Amish Taploo - who scored 46 himself - before putting on 50 for the fourth wicket with Canadian skipper Muhammad Khan. He then had another fifty plus partnership by putting on 58 for the fifth wicket with Harsh Thaker.
Arslan Khan was eventually dismissed in the 49th over, the seventh wicket to fall in the Canadian innings. He had scored 94. His team finished out their overs on 257-7.
In reply, Bermuda were always behind the curve, with Jahnoi Bean-Wilson and Delray Rawlins the only batsmen to get a start, scoring 31 and 45 respectively. Abdul Haseeb, Harsh Thaker and Shlok Patel all took three wickets for the Canadians as they bowled Bermuda out for 186 to win by 71 runs.
The tournament continues tomorrow with Canada taking on the USA.
Bermuda Under-19s lost to Canada Under-19s by 71 runs
St Davids Cricket Club, Bermuda, 6 July
Canada Under-19s 257-7 (50 overs, A Khan 94, A Taploo 46)
Bermuda Under-19s 186 (50 overs, 46.3 overs, D Rawlins 45, A Haseeb 3-18, H Thaker 3-28, S Patel 3-41)