ICC Intercontinental Cup 2005 September 1, 2005

Maxwell leads Canada's charge

Cricinfo staff

Cayman Islands 5 for 1 trail Canada 340 for 9 dec (Maxwell 114, Ifill 83) by 335 runs
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Don Maxwell cracked a boundary-laden 114 and Nicholas Ifill contributed 83 as Canada overcame a poor start to pile up 340 for 9 declared on the opening day of the Intercontinental Cup game against Cayman Islands.

Canada were reduced to 83 for 4 earlier in the day but Maxwell received some good support, first from Sunil Dhaniram, who made a rapid 37, and then from Ifill to help Canada post a healthy total. However, Ryan Bovell, who ended with three wickets, pulled it back for the Cayman Islands towards the end of the day.

The Cayman Islands had to bat just three overs before stumps were drawn but lost Ainsley Hall for a duck and finished at 5 for 1.