Canada v UAE, Intercontinental Cup, Toronto, 1st day

Welsh rips through UAE

Cricinfo staff

July 7, 2007

Text size: A | A

Canada 124 for 4 (Bastiampillai 29*, Mulla 28*) lead UAE 112 (Welsh 7-42) by 12 runs

Steven Welsh did well on the opening day © Eddie Norfolk

Steven Welsh ripped through UAE on the opening day of their Intercontinental Cup match against Canada in Toronto. In his second first-class match, Welsh took the first five wickets to fall, and finished with seven, as UAE crashed for 112 in less than 40 overs.

UAE soon regretted their decision to bat first as they slumped to 20 for 5 with Welsh causing all sorts of problems with his medium pace. Gayan Silva and Shadeep Silva stopped the slide momentarily with a sixth-wicket stand of 41 before Shadeep fell to Kevin Sandher.

Welsh returned to end Gayan Silva's stubborn 104-ball 36, but UAE squeezed into three figures as Ahmed Nadeem struck a 16-ball 22.

Canada didn't have everything their own way in reply, both openers falling in the first two overs against a testing new-ball attack of Nadeem and Javed Ismail. However, the first significant stand came from Qaiser Ali and Trevin Bastiampillai with Ali playing the most authoritative innings of the day with 42. Though he fell before the close Canada are already ahead and well placed to build a useful lead.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Email Feedback Print
ESPNcricinfo staffClose
Tournament Results
Ireland v Namibia at Port Elizabeth - Oct 30-Nov 2, 2008
Ireland won by 9 wickets
Kenya v Ireland at Nairobi (Gym) - Oct 11-14, 2008
Ireland won by an innings and 65 runs
Namibia v Ireland at Windhoek - Oct 3-4, 2008
Ireland won by 8 runs
Bermuda v Namibia at Hamilton - Sep 3-6, 2008
Namibia won by 103 runs
Netherlands v Kenya at Amstelveen - Aug 16-17, 2008
Kenya won by an innings and 6 runs
More results »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days