The oldest rivalry in international cricket had its latest installment this past week in Texas as USA took on Canada in a five match T20I series at the Prairie View Ground near Houston.

The series began on Sunday with Canada bowled out for 132 with Nosthush Kenjige taking 3-21. Monank Patel and Andries Gous both scored 50 in the US reply as the home team completed a six wicket win with 2.3 overs to spare.

In the second game on Tuesday, the hosts batted first and had Steven Taylor and Monank Patel put on an opening partnership of 104 in 8.3 overs before Taylor fell for 54. Patel top scored with 68 from 35 balls, whilst Andries Gous scored 57 from 35 balls as the US scored 230-3 from their 20 overs. Canada were bowled out for 199 with Aaron Johnson's 74 their top score in their 31 run defeat.

The third game - scheduled for Wednesday - was then abandoned due to a wet outfield despite it having not rained for over six hours prior to the scheduled start, with poor drainage at the ground - which is also set to host the upcoming USA v Bangladesh series - the culprit.

The fourth game yesterday saw USA bat first and score 159-6, Steven Taylor top scoring with 39. Diplreet Bajwa scored 52 for the visitors in their reply, but they fell 14 runs short, managing 145-6. The game was notable for the USA debut of former New Zealand international Corey Anderson.

Canada batted first in today's final game and scored 168-5 from their 20 overs. A familiar face then helped win the game for the USA as former Canadian international Nitish Kumar top scored on debut for his second team with 64 from 38 balls. Corey Anderson contributed 55 as the home side completed a four wicket win with two balls to spare.

USA will next be in action when they take on Bangladesh in a three match series at the same venue next month. Canada currently have no games scheduled before the World Cup.