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CANADA'S BATS COME ALIVE IN LOSING CAUSE

THIRD LOSS ON THE TROT
CC STAFF
January 18, 2012

Canada has lost its third match on the trot at the Caribbean T20 tournament after falling by 8 wickets to Guyana. After winning his third toss in a row, Canada's skipper Jimmy Hansra elected to bat first again and backed his batsmen to put up a fighting total.

Canada gave a creditable account of themselves with the bat, with Ruvindu Gunasekara (38 off 28) and Jimmy Hansra (40 off 36) providing the platform for a score of 143 for 7. Raza Rehman continued his good form picking up 29 off 25 balls and Nitish Kumar 19 off 14 balls contributed down the order as Canada set the fourth highest score in the tournament so far.

Canada's bowlers struggled to pin down the Guyanese batsmen and were not helped by some mistakes in the field early on. After being reprieved in the first over, Guyanese openers Trevon Griffith (22) and Sewarnine Chattergoon (29) raced away in the powerplay and left rest the rest for Narsingh Deonarine , who was the top scorer, with 52 off 32 balls including four fours and two sixes.

Guyana won the match in 17 overs. Canada plays its final game of the tournament Thursday against Trinidad on Sportsnet ONE.

CANADA VS. GUYANA SCORECARD