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CANADA DEFEAT BERMUDA

DAY 4 | GUNASEKERA STARS IN WIN
WORLD T20 QUALIFIERS
GROUP STAGE
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March 16, 2012
Ruvindu Gunasekera (83 runs from 48 balls) ICC/Tusith Wijedoru

Canada have defeated regional rivals Bermuda in convincing fashion today at the ICC World T20 Qualiiers.  

Losing the toss and sent into bat, the Canadians amassed a sizeable total of 175-8 from their 20 overs on the back of opening batsmen, Ruvindu Gunasekera's 48 ball 83 run enslaught. Tyson Gordon also made a valuable contribution lower down the order with a quick fire 16 ball 39 run innings that carried the Canadians to what would be a winning total.

The Bermudan response was meek with only the hard hitting veteran Lionel Cann registering a measure of resistance with 33 runs from 21 balls.

Skipper Rizwan Cheema was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-16 from his 4 overs and rookie British Columbia seamer Manny Aulakh collecting a pair.  Henry Osinde, Junaid Siddiqui, Zahid Hussain, and Jimmy Hansra all snagged one wicket a piece to limit Bermuda well short of the required target at 103.

In registering the 72 run victory, the Canadian record moves to 3-1 and second place in Group A standings behind table toppers Afghanistan. 

The tournament enters a rest day on Saturday before action resumes for the Canadians on Sunday with a featured heavyweight clash with Afghanistan.  

The match, starting at 6:00am EDT, will be STREAMED LIVE on QUIPU.TV.

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