Canada lose to Jamaica


Canada played Jamaica today for the second time in the West Indies Super 50 competition. Canada, batting first made 244/9, with Harsh Thaker top scoring with 60. Jamaica's experience showed as they won by 3 wickets with 13 balls remaining. 

Canada won the toss and chose to bat first again. Rayan Pathan (33) and Jeet Mehta (32) put together Canada's best opening partnership of the tournament- 69 in 13.1 overs. Following this promising start, Canada lost three relatively quick wickets, both openers falling and then Arslan Khan brilliantly caught at slip - 92/3, all three wickets falling to the spin of Bulli. Nitish Kumar and Harsh Thaker put on 56 before Bulli struck again, Kumar caught for 42. Thaker's 60 from 82 balls took Canada past 200 before he pushed McCarthy to short cover- 207/6 with 5 overs to go. After two more wickets fell, Movva (21) and Mann hit well in the closing overs, taking Canada to 244/9. 

Canada were gifted a wicket in the first over with a run out, and took a second when Ahmadzai caught and bowled Blackwood - 56/2 in the 14th over. Pathan had Fudadin caught behind with the score on 81, and then bowled McCarthy, 101/4 after 21 overs. Bonner and Powell put on 85, and despite losing two quick wickets towards the end they hung on for a three wicket win. Bonner with 73* top-scored. 

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January 19, 2019