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August 25, 2005
Bermuda 125 and 209 for 5 (Tucker 65*, Minors 50*) lead Canada 207 (Bagai 76, Leverock 4-46, Mukuddem 4-52) by 127 runs
Canada extended their first-innings lead to 82 despite losing Ashish Bagai early on after he had added four to his overnight 72, with the burly Dwayne Leverock mopping up the tail, finishing with 4 for 46.
Bermuda struggled when they batted again, slipping to 22 for 3 before Clay Smith, who had top scored in the first innings, stopped the rot with a dogged 45. When he fell, Bermuda's lead was only 34, but Tucker and Minors led a spirited recovery as Canada's bowers tired. The pitch remains good, and offered little help to their four spinners who toiled away for more than 50 overs between them at a cost of 94 runs.
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