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July 20, 2011
Canada maintained their unbeaten run in the ICC Americas Region Division One Twenty20, beating Bermuda by 15 runs as per the Duckworth-Lewis method. After choosing to bat, Bermuda were restricted to a paltry 79 for 9 in 20 overs. Canada had them tottering at 36 for 8 in the 12th, before a steady partnership between Nos. 9 and 10, Malachi Jones - who top-scored with 29 - and Joshua Gilbert helped bat out the overs. Fast bowler Grant Broadhurst was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 for 8. In a weather-interrupted chase, Canada put on 40 for 1 in 7.3 overs before the game was called off. D/L calculations proved them comfortable winners, as they needed to be only 26 at that stage.
USA, who are also unbeaten in the tournament, eased past Argentina by 66 runs. Batting first, they put on 150 for 8, driven by quickfire innings of 40 and 41 by Gowkaran Roopnarine and Aditya Mishra. Argentina's batsmen got starts, but did not build on them, none of the line-up going past 17 as USA kept them to 84 for 6 in 20. Any chance Argentina had of chasing successfully was wrecked by left-arm spinner Bhim George, who produced figures of 5 for 9 with a maiden in his four-over spell.
Cayman Islands registered their first win in three games, beating Suriname by seven wickets with an over to spare. Being put in to bat, Suriname folded for 95 in the 20th over. Four of their top five batsmen got into double figures, but none of them carried on. The innings was kept in check by offspinner Kevin Bazil, who snagged three top order wickets while conceding just nine runs. Cayman Islands were steady in the chase, knocking off the target without much drama. Opener Zachary McLaughlin steered the innings with a knock of 37.
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