Bermuda and Canada remain unbeaten
Bermuda and Canada are continuing their march to a seemingly inevitable final day decisive meeting on Thursday as they both won their matches today. The USA also won their match convincingly.
Canada came up against Argentina, and put them in after captain Rizwan Cheema won the toss. Argentina were soon reduced to 79-6 before a late order recovery, of sorts, enabled them to score 155-9 from their 50 overs. Khurram Chohan was the pick of the Canadian bowlers with 3-32.
Rizwan Cheema got the Canadian chase off to a flyer, scoring 35 from 19 balls before he was out. This left most of the chasing to be done by a 91 run partnership for the fourth wicket between Sandeep Jyoti and Zubin Sukari which ended when Toronto native Sukari was bowled by Esteban MacDermott, having scored 57 from 52 balls.
Jyoti then guided his team home, scoring 45 as Canada won by six wickets with more than half of their overs to spare.
At the national stadium in Hamilton, the Cayman Islands gave Bermuda a bit of a scare by reducing them to 27-3, but a 109 run fourth wicket partnership between Stephen Outerbridge and Janeiro Tucker got Bermuda back on track before Outerbridge was out for 65.
Tucker was next out, having scored 77. He was the first wicket for Ronald Ebanks, who finished with figures of 5-49 as Bermuda scored 247-9 from their 50 overs.
The Caymans reply saw them only muster 99 runs, losing by 148 runs. The final wicket was a rather painstaking 27 from twelve overs. Top scorer was extras with 24, whilst the top batsmen scorer was Sacha De Alwis, who made 15 before suffering from a rare, and controversial, dismissal.
He tried running a quick single, but stopped to turn round when he saw that David Hemp had cut the ball off in the field. Hemp shied at the stumps and the ball hit De Alwis's bat. Bermuda appealed, and the batsmen was given out for obstructing the field. A controversial dismissal, as De Alwis felt he hadn't done it on purpose, but the Caymans wouldn't have won even if he had stayed in.
The USA meanwhile, made up for their defeat by Canada on Saturday with a thumping 115 run win over the Bahamas. They scored 307-8 from their 50 overs before bowling the Bahamas out for 192.
Canada and Bermuda will look to continue their unbeaten runs today with wins over the Bahamas and the USA respectively. Argentina will take on the Cayman Islands in the other match.