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June 29, 2008
Bermuda 201 for 8 (Trott 48*, Outerbridge 42, Dhaniram 5-32) beat Canada 184 (Dhaniram 79, O'Brien 3-31) by 11 runs (D/L method)
A 78-run stand between Dhaniram and Harvir Baidwan (33) revived Canada after they had collapsed to 61 for 6 against Bermuda's medium-pacers, George O'Brien and Ryan Steed. O'Brien, in particular, was in top form, running through the middle order to finish with 3 for 31.
Dhaniram, however, brought Canada to a position from which they could push for victory - they needed 24 off 18 balls with two wickets in hand. The debutant Sami Faridi edged Stephen Outerbridge for four, after which Dhaniram whipped one to the fine-leg boundary to bring the equation to a run a ball. However, Dhaniram was bowled by one that kept low from Outerbridge and Bermuda had an opening. An injured Umar Bhatti walked out to bat with his hand in a sling, and soon enough, Faridi was run out while trying to farm the strike, handing Bermuda victory.
Earlier, Bermuda stumbled to 89 for 5 after they were put in by Canada. Jonathan Trott (48) and Outerbridge (42) added 72 runs for the sixth wicket, after which Jekon Edness scored a 47-ball 35. The recovery, however, was cut short by Dhaniram, who after trapping Outerbridge lbw, bowled three batsmen to finish with career-best figures of 5 for 32.
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