Central American Championships April 9, 2009

Panama win Central American Championship

Panama secured the Central American Championship with a crushing 149-run victory over El Salvador in San Jose, Costa Rica

Panama secured the Central American Championship with a crushing 149-run victory over El Salvador in San Jose, Costa Rica. Panama made 191 for 3 in their 20 overs and El Salvador could only manage a paltry 42 for 8 in reply.

In what was effectively the second-place play-off, Mexico beat Belize by eight runs after posting 158 for 2.

Panama 191 for 3 (Chohan 56, Manjra 41*) beat El Salvador 42 for 8 (Ahir 3-6) by 149 runs Mexico 158 for 2 (Ahuja 70*) beat Belize 150 for 6 (MacFadzean 38*) by eight runs

            P   W   L  Pts
Panama      4   4   0   16
Mexico      4   3   1   12
Belize      4   2   2    8
Costa Rica  4   1   3    4
El Salvador 4   0   4    0

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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