Tue, 08/16/2011

Cricket's oldest international contest resumed this week after a 16 year gap, played like that 1995 fixture at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club. And also like that match, Canada were again the winners, though not by as big a margin as back then - 128 runs.

To help make a result likely in the two-day match, each first innings was limited to 45 overs and each second innings to 40 overs. To ensure that it wasn't too much like a two innings limited overs match though, bowlers weren't restricted in how many overs they could bowl.

DAY 1

The USA, playing their first match over more than one-day since 2004, won the toss and elected to field first. Canada started their first innings well with a 71 opening partnership before Khushroo Wadia was bowled by Anand Tummala. His opening partner Hiral Patel stayed in to score 75.

Rustam Bhatti and Nitish Kumar were also in the runs, scoring 53 and 58 respectively. Kumar, fresh from the Under-19 World Cup Qualifier in Ireland where he scored two centuries, scored his 58 from just 45 balls, helping to take his team to 239-4 from their 45 overs.

The USA reply started badly when Akeem Dodson was out with the score on just one. Things soon went from bad to worse and the USA were on 24-4. USA captain Jignesh Desai top scored for them with 43 before he became the second of three wickets for Khurram Chohan. The visitors were bowled out for 166.

DAY 2

On day two, Canada's second innings saw Khushroo Wadia out with the score on three, with Usman Limbada and Nitish Kumar also going cheaply, leaving Canada on 39-3. A partnership of 93 between Hiral Patel and Canadian skipper Jimmy Hansra then recovered the innings before Patel was out for 80.

Hansra played a fine knock once Patel was out, scoring exactly 100 from 89 balls, including six sixes before he was out from the last ball of the Canadian innings, his team having scored 231-6, setting the USA a formidable target of 305 in their 40 overs.

Remarkably, given their performance in the Twenty20 tournament that preceded this match, the USA got a lot closer than many would have expected.

The opening pair of Quasen Alfred and Andy Mohammed put on 68, and number three Anand Tummala scored 63. Down the order, Jignesh Desai smashed 62 from 45 balls, but in the end the Americans were bowled out for 270, losing by 34 runs. Parth Desai, Junaid Siddiqui and Jimmy Hansra all took three wickets in the innings.

Canada will now prepare for their visit to Ireland in September where they will play an Intercontinental Cup match and two ODIs. The USA have no scheduled matches before the World Twenty20 qualifier in Dubai early next year

Monday, August 15 2011 (09:42) at Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club
Canada XI Won 34 Runs

USACA XI won toss and decided to field

Umpires:  Palem Chettiar (BC), Dr. Hafeez Rehman (BC)
3rd Umpire: Ashok Brijkumar (ON)
Match Manager: Angus Melder (BC)
Scorers: Gwen Gouveia (ON), Yug Rao (ON)

 

Canada XI (1st Innings) USACA XI (1st Innings)
239 for 4 (45.0 overs) 166 all out (42.4 overs)
0 Minutes. 0 Minutes.
Canada XI (2nd Innings) USACA (2nd Innings)
231 for 6 (40.0 overs) 270 all out (39.4 overs)
0 Minutes. 0 Minutes.

 

Canada XI (1st Innings)
Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
H Patel run out (G Adams)   75 85 130 9 1 88.24
K Wadia   b A Tummala 37 45 68 6 0 82.22
R Bhatti+ c A Dodson b M Ghous 53 83 92 5 0 63.86
N Kumar c and b M Ghous 58 45 52 5 1 128.89
R Cheema not out   12 10 13 1 0 120.00
A Hansara* not out   2 3 5 0 0 66.67
M Alukh
K Chohan
P Desai
U Limbada
J Siddiqui
Extras 1nb 0w 0lb 1b 0pen 2
Provisional Score For Innings 239
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 239 for 4

 

Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
G Adams 4.0 0 27 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 6.75
A Tummala 14.0 1 68 1 0 (0) 0 (1) 84.00 4.86
M Ghous 9.0 1 44 2 0 (0) 0 (0) 27.00 4.89
J Desai 11.0 0 53 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 4.82
Q Alfred 1.0 0 10 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 10.00
H Haidar 3.0 1 13 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 4.33
B George 3.0 0 23 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 7.67

 

USACA (1st Innings)
Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
A Dodson+ run out (U Limbada)   1 10 13 0 0 10.00
A Mohammed run out (A Hansara)   5 17 17 1 0 29.41
A Nanjee c (sub) b M Alukh 2 13 24 0 0 15.38
Q Alfred   b K Chohan 14 11 16 3 0 127.27
J Desai* lbw b K Chohan 43 60 86 5 0 71.67
A Tummala c R Bhatti b R Cheema 25 45 57 4 0 55.56
C Singh   b K Chohan 20 22 26 4 0 90.91
B George lbw b P Desai 31 32 35 5 0 96.88
M Ghous lbw b J Siddiqui 16 42 43 0 0 38.10
G Adams   b P Desai 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
H Haidar not out   4 1 7 0 0 400.00
Extras 3nb 1w 0lb 1b 0pen 5
Provisional Score For Innings 166
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 166 all out

 

Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
K Chohan 11.0 3 40 3 0 (1) 0 (1) 22.00 3.64
M Alukh 10.0 1 46 1 0 (0) 0 (2) 60.00 4.60
J Siddiqui 9.4 1 37 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 58.00 3.83
P Desai 8.0 3 24 2 0 (0) 0 (0) 24.00 3.00
R Cheema 1.0 0 2 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 6.00 2.00
A Hansara 3.0 0 16 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 5.33

 

Canada XI (2nd Innings)
Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
H Patel c C Singh b M Ghous 80 84 128 7 2 95.24
K Wadia c A Dodson b G Adams 1 6 12 0 0 16.67
U Limbada c A Dodson b A Tummala 8 26 34 1 0 30.77
N Kumar c and b A Tummala 0 5 8 0 0 0.00
A Hansara* c J Desai b G Adams 100 89 112 7 6 112.36
R Cheema c A Tummala b M Ghous 21 15 13 2 1 140.00
R Bhatti+ not out   12 15 27 1 0 80.00
J Siddiqui not out   0 0 0 0 0 0.00
M Alukh
K Chohan
P Desai
Extras 0nb 2w 3lb 4b 0pen 9
Provisional Score For Innings 231
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 231 for 6

 

Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
G Adams 12.0 2 63 2 0 (1) 0 (0) 36.00 5.25
A Tummala 11.0 2 29 2 0 (0) 0 (0) 33.00 2.64
B George 10.0 0 76 0 0 (1) 0 (0) 0.00 7.60
M Ghous 7.0 0 56 2 0 (0) 0 (0) 21.00 8.00

 

USACA (2nd Innings)
Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
Q Alfred c A Hansara b P Desai 38 28 37 5 2 135.71
A Mohammed st R Bhatti b P Desai 33 27 45 5 1 122.22
A Tummala   b J Siddiqui 63 75 88 4 1 84.00
A Nanjee c R Bhatti b H Patel 3 6 11 0 0 50.00
B George c H Patel b A Hansara 26 28 29 3 0 92.86
A Dodson+ c R Cheema b A Hansara 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
C Singh lbw b J Siddiqui 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
J Desai* c (sub) b J Siddiqui 62 45 57 7 1 137.78
H Haidar c J Siddiqui b A Hansara 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
M Ghous c and b P Desai 39 24 25 2 2 162.50
G Adams not out   2 2 3 0 0 100.00
Extras 1nb 0w 2lb 0b 0pen 3
Provisional Score For Innings 270
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 270 all out

 

Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
K Chohan 5.0 0 46 0 0 (0) 0 (1) 0.00 9.20
M Alukh 2.0 0 16 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 8.00
P Desai 12.4 1 72 3 0 (0) 0 (0) 25.33 5.68
H Patel 5.0 0 24 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 30.00 4.80
J Siddiqui 10.0 0 71 3 0 (0) 0 (0) 20.00 7.10
A Hansara 5.0 0 39 3 0 (0) 0 (0) 10.00 7.80

 

Mon, 08/15/2011

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce its ICC America's u15 North Championship Squad.  The tournament will take place from Assiniboine park in Winnipeg Manitoba from August 22nd - 26th.

Match schedule and details will be released shortly.

CANADA SQUAD

Manula Adihetti (ON), Kurt Barndath (ON), Prushoth Senathirajah (CAPTAIN) (ON), Gayan Ferdinands (ON), Aminder Atwal (ON), Bradley Dickinson (ON), Harsh Thakar (ON), Abrash Khan (ON), Neil Ramdath (ON), Sarhjot Singh (MB), Miraj Patel (AB), Rohan Devraj (BC), Cooper Hart (BC), Shafin Mubasshir Ahmed, (QE).

Alternates

Jonothan Awandappa (ON), Kapil Kirkire (AB), Ricky Persaud (MB), Harman Sidhu (BC)

 

Sun, 08/14/2011

Canada continued to assert its cricket dominace over the USA as the Auty Cup 2 day match got underway from the Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club (141 Wilson Avenue).  

The Auty Cup is recognized as the oldest international sporting fixture in the world, being first played between Canada and the USA in 1844.

Winning the toss and putting Canada into bat on a track that was sure to provide some entertaining cricket, the American bowlers did reasonably well to keep the Canadian 1st innings within reach.  After a somewhat cautious start Canada steadily progressed to a first innings total of 239 for 4 from 45 overs.  Canadian opener Hiral Patel continued his strong festival form compiling a well molded 75 from 85 balls and held key partnerships with Khurshroo Wadia (37) and Rustam Bhatti (53).  The innings climaxed with an explosive knock from Nitish Kumar (58 from 45) which included some classic offside stroke play and a massive six, played on the rise, which landed on Wilson Avenue.

The American innings started with some confusion as poor running between the wickets and some sharp Canadian fielding claimed the first two US batsmen.  The rest of the top order had little answer to the bowling of Canadian seamers Khurram Chohan (3-40 from 11 Overs) and Manny Aulakh on debut (1-46 from 10 overs). 

The only substantial resistance came from the US skipper Jignesh Desai (43) and bowling allrounder Bim George (31) as the US were all out for 166 in 42.4 overs. 

Canada head into day 2 holding a convincing 73 run lead and will look to continue their strong from.  

This new and exciting 2 day format gives each team two innings of 45 overs each.  Second day's play commences Tuesday at 9:30am and will complete by 4:30pm.

AUTY CUP | Canada XI v USA XI - Day 1
Monday, August 15 2011 (09:42) at TCSCC
USA XI won toss and decided to field
Canada XI (1st Innings) USA XI (1st Innings)
239 for 4 (45.0 overs) 166 all out (42.4 overs)
0 Minutes. 0 Minutes.
Canada XI (2nd Innings) USA XI (2nd Innings)
0 for 0 (0.0 overs) 0 for 0 (0.0 overs)
0 Minutes. 0 Minutes.

 

Canada XI (1st Innings)
Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
H Patel run out (G Adams)   75 85 130 9 1 88.24
K Wadia   b A Tummala 37 45 68 6 0 82.22
R Bhatti+ c A Dodson b M Ghous 53 83 92 5 0 63.86
N Kumar c and b M Ghous 58 45 52 5 1 128.89
R Cheema not out   12 10 13 1 0 120.00
A Hansara* not out   2 3 5 0 0 66.67
M Alukh
K Chohan
P Desai
U Limbada
J Siddiqui
Extras 1nb 0w 0lb 1b 0pen 2
Provisional Score For Innings 239
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 239 for 4

 

Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
G Adams 4.0 0 27 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 6.75
A Tummala 14.0 1 68 1 0 (0) 0 (1) 84.00 4.86
M Ghous 9.0 1 44 2 0 (0) 0 (0) 27.00 4.89
J Desai 11.0 0 53 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 4.82
Q Alfred 1.0 0 10 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 10.00
H Haidar 3.0 1 13 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 4.33
B George 3.0 0 23 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 7.67

 

USA XI (1st Innings)
Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
A Dodson+ run out (U Limbada)   1 10 13 0 0 10.00
A Mohammed run out (A Hansara)   5 17 17 1 0 29.41
A Nanjee c (sub) b M Alukh 2 13 24 0 0 15.38
Q Alfred   b K Chohan 14 11 16 3 0 127.27
J Desai* lbw b K Chohan 43 60 86 5 0 71.67
A Tummala c R Bhatti b R Cheema 25 45 57 4 0 55.56
C Singh   b K Chohan 20 22 26 4 0 90.91
B George lbw b P Desai 31 32 35 5 0 96.88
M Ghous lbw b J Siddiqui 16 42 43 0 0 38.10
G Adams   b P Desai 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
H Haidar not out   4 1 7 0 0 400.00
Extras 3nb 1w 0lb 1b 0pen 5
Provisional Score For Innings 166
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 166 all out

 

Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
K Chohan 11.0 3 40 3 0 (1) 0 (1) 22.00 3.64
M Alukh 10.0 1 46 1 0 (0) 0 (2) 60.00 4.60
J Siddiqui 9.4 1 37 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 58.00 3.83
P Desai 8.0 3 24 2 0 (0) 0 (0) 24.00 3.00
R Cheema 1.0 0 2 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 6.00 2.00
A Hansara 3.0 0 16 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 5.33
 

 

 

Sat, 08/13/2011

The 2011 Etihad Summer Cricket Festival T20 tournament has come to a end with Trinidad and Tobago winning the championship. The Caribbean T20 championship side breezed through an easy win over Canada in the de-facto final on Saturday. Canada lost early wickets after winning the toss and electing to bat. While no Canadian batsmen was able to get going, the tail wagged slightly to get Canada over the 100 mark finishing on 113-9 in 20 overs.

In reply, Adrian Barath carried the game away from Canada as the diminutive opener's half century shook off the loss of early wickets and delivered the championship for his team.

T&T, Canada and Afghanistan all finished with 2-1 records however T&T"s superior runrate was enough to put them over the top.

Earlier in the day, USA and Afghanistan clashed in a one sided affair. While Afghanistan stalled midway through their innings and settled for 160 when more was on the cards, their win was never really in doubt as USA capitulated for 116. The fight and grit for the USA eventually cost Afghanistan the title as their runrate slipped well below that of T&T

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Fri, 08/12/2011

After a whirlwind first day, the Etihad Summer Festival kicked into high gear on Day 2 with another epic encounter between Canada XI and Afghanistan XI. Winning the toss and batting first, the Afghanistan team seemed to be well in control and headed for a 150+ score before HIral Patel bowled a magnificant 20th over to hold the visitors to 140.

Afghanistan XI looked well on their to victory as Canada's top order again failed to click, save for Patel (33) who against made a positive start. It was left to Usman Limbada (24) and Hamza Tariq (33*) who wrestled the game away from the Afghani's. At 77-5, the two put on 45 runs in 4 overs to pull Canada back into the game. As Limbada departed, at 122 it was left to Tariq and Tyson Gordon (6*) to finish the game on the last ball. Tariq's 33 was in a mere 18 balls and earned him Man of the Match honours.

In the second match of the day, T&T put up 207-7 based largely on William Perkins (87) and Jason Mohammed (88). In reply the USA were unable to muster much of a reply and ended up their innings at 96-9

 

with a top of the table clash between Canada and Afghanistan. USA and T&T look to both get off the mark as they take part in the Afternoon game. 

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CANADA VS. AFGHANISTAN SCORECARD

T&T VS. USA SCORECARD

 

Team P W L T N/R Pts NRR
Canada XI 2 2 0 0 0 4 1.85
T&T   2 1 1 0 0 2 1.90
AFG XI 2 1 1 0 0 2 0.85
USA XI 2 0 2 0 0 0 -4.75

 

Thu, 08/11/2011

Hosts Canada were runaway winners against the United States of America at the Etihahd Summer Festival on Thursday. Canada won the toss and elected to bat first under great conditions at Maple Leaf Cricket Club. The USA jumped on Canada early pegging the hosts back to 21-3 when Rizwan Cheema (20) and Hiral Patel (39) staged a fightback. Wavering at 76-5, Hamza Tariq exploded with a 27 ball 61* hitting 6 sixes. Usman Limbada paced his innings on the otherside for 22 and the two put on 32 in the last over and carried Canada to a massive 158. 

In reply, USA were never in the match, as Khurram Chohan, Rizwan Cheema and Parth Desai took 2 wickets each and USA ended on 86-7 in 20 overs. 

Earlier in the day the first shocker of the tournament took place as Afghanistan upset T&T by 35 runs. Skipper Nawroz Mangal led the way for the Afghani's with 78 but Sherwin Ganga's last over hattrick made sure AFghanistan was held to a small score of 138. T&T were cruising through the first two overs before losing three wickets in the 4th over and eventually losing their way being bowled out for 103. 

Cricket Canada was pleased to bring this match to viewers live online all over the world on www.gocricketgocanada.com

Tomorrow's matches are Canada XI vs. Afghanistan XI  and T&T vs. USA XI

An unbelievable day for Canadian cricket as again Canada brought Cricket to fans around the world, including places like Kabul where some Afghani's were seeing their team play live for the first time. 

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AFGHANISTAN XI VS. T&T

Team P W L T N/R Pts NRR
Canada XI 1 1 0 0 0 2 3.60
Afghanistan XI 1 0 0 0 2 1.75
T&T 1 0 1 0 0 0 -1.75
USA XI 1 0 1 0 0 0 -3.60

 

Wed, 08/10/2011

Trinidad and Tobago have released their squad for the upcoming Etihad Summer Fesitval August 11 - 13th at Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City, Ontario

Darren Ganga will captain the squad which is using the tour as vital preparation for the upcoming Champion's League T20 in India. T&T are the defending Caribbean T20 and famously squeaked out a last ball victory against Canada earlier this year.

Daren Ganga - Captain, Rayad Emrit, Samuel Badree, William Perkins, Danesh Ramdin, Sherwin Ganga, Adrian Barath, Jason Mohammed, Dave Mohammed, Justen, Guillen, Imran Khan, Richard Kelly, Navin Stewart, Aneil Kanhal.

Cricket Canada Summer Festival Schedule

Wed, 08/10/2011

 

USACA has confirmed the following side to paritcipate in the Etihad Summer Festival that begins tomorrow at Maple Leaf Cricket Club in Toronto. 
 
Anand Tummala
George Adams
Azurdeen Mohammed
Japen Patel
Quasen Alfred
Amir Nanjee 

Stuart Mills
Mohammad Ghous
Samarth Shah
Jignesh Desai

Charan Singh
Hussain Haidar
Bhim George
Akeem Dodson 
 
Arun Vittala - Manager 
Howard Johnson - Coach 
Akhta Masood Syed - Physio

Tue, 08/09/2011

Canada will not participate in the u19 Cricket World Cup in 2012 after losing a must win final game against Afghanistan. Being put in to bat, Canada crumbled for 71 runs and took only 2 wickets as Afghanistan chased the target down with little difficulty. 

In Toronto, Canada dropped the second of two ODI's to Afghanistan as they failed to chase down 150 in a rain hit 20 over match. Hiral Patel (45) top scored for Canada who were ahead of the chase all the way but lost regular wickets down the stretch and were unable to finish.

 

CANADA U19 VS. AFGHANISTAN U19

CANADA VS. AFGHANISTAN 2ND ODI

Sun, 08/07/2011

Canada has stayed alive in the 2011 ICC u19 CWC Qualifier by defeated USA handily by 5 wickets. 

Canada had a good start to the day today bowling USA out for 101 on the strength of a 6 for 32 from Manny Aulakh. 

Canada, lost a few wickets early on, but Rayyan Pathan (42) held the innings together to fashion a five-wicket win. With this win, Canada kept its hopes of playing in Australia alive.

Aulakh’s spell helped him walk away with the Man of the Match award: “There was something in the pitch for the quick bowlers. We had a plan to bowl in good areas and it worked. We stuck to the basics and they (USA) made a few mistakes. This was one of my best spells. This win will give us a huge boost. Everybody is now positive and want to end this tournament on a high.’’  

Canada faces a must win against AFghanistan on Tuesday. The winner will move on to Australia, the loser more than likely will go home. 

Today's win avenged the loss in the ICC America's Division One u19 final which Canada lost narrowly to USA in January. 

CRICINFO SCORECARD

 

 

Points table:

 

TEAM

P

W

T

NR

L

PTS

NRR

Scotland

8

7

0

0

1

14

+0.715

Nepal

8

6

0

0

2

12

+0.777

Ireland

7

5

0

0

2

10

+1.006

Afghanistan

8

4

0

0

4

8

+0.357

USA

8

4

0

0

4

8

+0.158

PNG

8

4

0

0

4

8

+0.072

Canada

8

4

0

0

4

8

-0.002

Namibia

7

3

0

0

4

6

+0.341

Kenya

8

2

0

0

6

4

-0.631

Vanuatu

8

0

0

0

8

0

-3.031