October 11, 2009

ICC Americas

Rain brings reserve day into play

George Binoy
Simon Shalders after making 195 not out against Peru, ICC Americas Division 3, Santiago, October 10, 2009
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Matches on day two of the ICC Americas Division 3 tournament in Santiago were abandoned around 3.00 pm due to persistent showers. Both games started as scheduled but there were insufficient breaks in the rain for them to be completed.

The match between first-round winners, Chile, and Brazil had enough play for Chile to make 31 for 0 from 9.2 overs. The other game involving Peru and Belize had only five overs and Belize made 13 for 1. Both matches will now start afresh on Monday, previously the scheduled reserve day.

Meanwhile, Chile captain Simon Shalders' unbeaten 195 on Saturday against Peru is now (unofficially at least) third on the list of highest individual scores in official ICC cricket at the Associate and Affiliate level. Arshad Ali (United Arab Emirates) made 213 against Brunei in the 2006 ACC Trophy, while Gerrie Snyman (Namibia) hit 196 against the UAE in the 2007 World Cricket League Division 2 tournament. Thanks - Grant Dugmore and Andrew Nixon.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by nayeem on (October 13, 2009, 19:44 GMT)

all this player who are scoring 195 and more, this team should get a chance to play test team nation to see how they play aganist top bowler, and why don't ICC let play this team aganist Bangladesh maybe they could learn more.

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