Canada v UAE, Intercontinental Cup, Toronto, 3rd day July 9, 2007

Canada complete crushing win

Cricinfo staff

Canada 450 (Dhaniram 141*) beat UAE 112 (Welsh 7-42) and 110 (Welsh 5-51) by an innings and 228 runs
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Steven Welsh completed outstanding match figures of 12 for 93 as Canada powered to an-innings-and-228-run victory against UAE in Toronto. The visitors showed precious little resistance on the final day as they fell from 59 for 1 to 110 all out.

The second-wicket stand of 59 between Arshad Ali and Shadeep Silva was UAE's best of the match. Arshad fell in unfortunate style when he gloved Henry Osinde down the leg side and was well taken by Asif Mulla. From then on it was one-way traffic.

Welsh was again the dominant force following his seven wickets in the first innings with another impressive performance. He removed top-scorer Shadeep Silva for 43 as UAE's last eight wickets went down for 25 runs. Durand Soraine, a medium-pacer, chipped in with three cheap wickets and he collected the final scalp when Naeemuddin Aslam was caught at long on.

Canada's interim coach Pubudu Dassanayake, said: "The guys were so determined to win here - they were not going to settle for anything less than an outright victory. Against the Netherlands we lost just when we thought we had it in the bag, which was really disappointing. But the way they bounced back from that was very encouraging for me.

"Welsh bowled beautifully on what was a good track for batting," he said. "At times I would say he was unplayable as he has a great action and can swing it both ways. He and Henry [Osinde] did very well for us."

Canada take maximum points from the match and sit top of the table, a fine way to end their short home international season, while UAE leave after a chastening experience.