Bermuda open UAE tour with easy win
Jason Anderson struck a composed 73 and Lionel Cann a blistering, unbeaten 46 as Bermuda opened their five-match tour of Dubai with a five-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates Under-19s on Tuesday.
Chasing the UAE's 213 in a 50-over game at the ICC Global Cricket Academy, Bermuda were in trouble at 36 for 3 with Dion Stovall (13), skipper David Hemp (5) and Fiqre Crockwell (12) all falling cheaply. However, they were rescued by Anderson, who shared an important 123-run partnership with Chris Foggo (44) for the fourth wicket as the target was reached with more than three overs to spare. The 38-year-old Cann hurried the end by belting 46 from 29 balls to provide support.
Earlier, UAE suffered three run-outs which saw them collapse from 101 for 1 at one stage with Zamin Jaleel (67) and Dan D'Souza (42) the main run-getters. Fast bowler Stefan Kelly was the pick of Bermuda's bowlers, finishing with 3 for 37 from nine overs.
Liam Brickhill is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town