USA qualify for Women's World Cup Qualifier
USA Women 136 for 1 (Mathee 70*, Goordial-John 36*) beat Canada Women 135 (Turik 32, Gaffney 27*, Franchise 3-16, Ward 2-23) by 9 wickets
USA Women have qualified for next year's Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifer with an emphatic nine-wicket win over Canada in the second game of the three-match series being played at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City. Canada were bundled out for a paltry 135, before Monique Mathee's 70 guided USA home easily.
The Canada openers got off to a steady start, adding 33, before the seamers took control and they were backed by clever field placements. Canada lost three wickets for five runs and were struggling at one stage at 76 for 7. Doris Francis, the right-arm seamer, cut through the middle order with 3 for 16 off ten overs. The 16-year-old Mikaela Turik was the top scorer with 32 and she was supported by No.10 Helene Gaffney, who made a run-a-ball 27.
USA lost just the one wicket and chased down the target at a steady pace. Mathee remained unbeaten on 70 with seven fours while Indomatie Goordial-John made 36.