ICC Americas Women's Twenty20 Championship May 21, 2009

Young Argentina show their credentials

Cricinfo staff

Argentina emerged as the surprise package in the 2nd ICC Americas Women's Championship in Florida, beating Bermuda and hosts USA, but it was the Trinidad and Tobago Development XI who won the Twenty20 phase of the competition with a 23-run victory over Canada in the final.

On a rain-hit last day, T&T made 111 for 2, and Canada had reached 31 for 2 in 10.4 overs when the weather, which included bouts of lightning, sent the players from the field.

A very young Argentina side, who had already disposed of Bermuda on the opening day, defeated USA by nine wickets with two balls to spare in the third/fourth-place play-off. Chasing the USA's 90 for 2, Argentina reached 34 for 1 when the threat of lightning halted play, It was calculated that under Duckworth-Lewis, that meant the game was tied. The players returned for two deliveries before again being forced off, and again the D-l calculation showed the teams tied. They managed to get back for two more overs, and Argentina scored the 12 needed to win.

The fifth/sixth-place play-off between Bermuda and Brazil was abandoned without a ball being bowled.