Wins again for the big three
It was another day of expected results at the Americas Championship Division One in Florida yesterday, with the big three of Bermuda, Canada and the USA all picking up their second win of the tournament.
The hosts played the Cayman Islands in the first gamToe of the day, and bowled them out for just 72, with only two batsmen reaching double figures. Timroy Allen was the pick of the bowlers with 4-8.
The USA had little trouble chasing down that target, and won by 7 wickets with 6.1 overs to spare. Kervin Ebanks bowled well for the Caymans, taking two wickets for seven runs.
Bermuda elected to bat first in their match against Suriname, and Lionel Cann and David Hemp got them off to a flying start with an opening stand of 93 before Cann was out in the tenth over having scored 63 from 35 balls.
Hemp stayed in to make exactly 50 before he was out, and Bermuda eventually scored 160-4 from their 20 overs.
The rain then came, reducing Suriname's target to 50 from 5 overs. A potentially tricky target for Bermuda to defend, but they took the first three wickets with just 14 runs on the board. Suriname made 41-3, losing by 8 runs.
The rain came back, reducing the last game of the day between Argentina and Canada to an eight over contest, all under lights. Argentina were put in to bat, and made 54-8, four of the wickets being run outs.
Canada's reply started badly when Khushroo Wadia was bowled from the first ball, but skipper Jimmy Hansra and Usman Limbada put on 55 to take them over the line and to a nine wicket win.
Today's matches will see the Cayman Islands play Suriname, the USA play Argentina and Bermuda play Canada.