ICC Intercontinental Cup 2004 August 15, 2004

Canada take charge in Toronto

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Canada 250 for 9 dec (Bagai 66, Codrington 48, Mukuddem 3-28) and 91 for 2 (Davison 55*) lead Bermuda 107 (Romaine 40, Patel 3-13, Davison 5-19) by 234 runs
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Ashish Bagai hung in there with an important 66 for Canada © ICC

Canada took firm control of their ICC Intercontinental Cup match on the second day at Sunnybrook Park in Toronto, bowling Bermuda out for 107 and opening up a lead of 234 by the end of the second day.

It was an allround effort by the Canadians, who had been in some trouble on the first day, which they finished at 158 for 6. But the overnight pair of Ashish Bagai, the wicketkeeper, and fast bowler Austin Codrington took their seventh-wicket stand to 87. Bagai eventually fell to Dwayne Leverock for an obdurate 66, from 177 balls. He hit five fours, but Codrington collected six in his 48. Canada finished with 250 for 9 before John Davison declared.

Davison then made inroads with the ball. Oliver Pitcher fell to Ashish Patel for a duck, and although Delyone Borden (18) and Irving Romaine (40) put on 40, after that only one batsman - Saleem Mukuddem - managed to reach double figures. Patel took three wickets, but the main damage was done by Davison. He had taken 17 wickets with his offspin in Canada's victory over the United States, and winkled out five more here, conceding only 19 runs in 14 overs.

Davison then pushed home Canada's advantage, sprinting to 55 not out, with five fours and two sixes, by the close, which Canada reached at 91 for 2 despite losing Desmond Chumney for 11 and Zubin Surkari for a duck.