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CANADA VS. NETHERLANDS ODI 1

WEATHER RUINS DAY AS MATCH ABANDONED
CC STAFF
August 27, 2013

A spirited performance by Canada was ruined by wet outfield at MLCC on Tuesday and Wednesday. Even after a reserve day was brought into play, the field conditions were determined to be unplayable by match officials.

MATCH 1 

Winning the toss and bowling first in a 28 over rain reduced match, Canada's paceman struck early led by Jeremy Gordon, continuing his fine form from the summer. Gordon finished with 3-26 but it was debutant Kenneth Kamyuka who picked up four wickets, including one with his first ball in ODI cricket that did the damage. Netherlands were reeling at 62-6 but Ben Cooper led a steady rearguard that added crucial runs taking the total to 143. 

In reply, in form Ruvindu Gunaskera fell early but Hiral Patel and Nitish Kumar took the score to 61-1 off 10 overs before rain intervened. Canada will stat the day on Wednesday needing 82 runs in 18 overs with  9 wickets in hand. 

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