Canada beat West Indies HP XI in low scoring contest
After a close win over Bermuda on Wednesday, the West Indies High Performance XI would have been hoping for an easier encounter against Canada yesterday.
But they didn't have one and instead went down to the home side by three wickets in a low scoring match at Malton Cricket Club in Mississauga.
The West Indians won the toss and elected to bat first. They struggled to get runs on the board and lost wickets regularly. Rajendra Chandrika top scored with 28 as they were bowled out for 118 in 43 overs. Rizwan Cheema was the pick of the bowlers with 4-20 and Parth Desai impressed, going for just 18 runs from his ten over spell, also taking two wickets.
In reply, Canada were struggling at one point thanks to some economical bowling from the tourists, Jason Holder bowled particularly well, taking 3-9 from ten overs as Canada collapsed from 42-1 to 76-6. Jimmy Hansra eventually took Canada over the line with an unbeaten 30 to secure a three wicket win.
Today is a rest day in the festival, whilst the weekend will see a Twenty20 tournament. The 50-over tournament gets back under way on Tuesday.