Canada v Bermuda, ICC Intercontinental Cup, 4th day July 7, 2008

Leverock spins Bermuda to big win

Cricinfo staff

Bermuda 237 (Outerbridge 79, Celestine 47, Dhaniram 4-70) and 248 (Romaine 84, Saad Bin Zafar 4-58, Dhaniram 4-36) beat Canada 228 (Billcliff 56, Kandappah 51, Leverock 5-69) and 151 (Katchay 29, Leverock 5-60, Trott 3-28) by 106 runs
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Dwayne Leverock claimed a match haul of 10 for 129 to star in Bermuda's win © Eddie Norfolk
 
Canada had no answer to Dwayne Leverock's left-arm spin as his match haul of 10 for 129 guided Bermuda to a 106-run win at the Maple Leaf North-East ground. Leverock almost matched his first-innings effort to finish with 5 for 60 to hasten Canada's collapse to 151, on what was shaping to be an intriguing final day.

Resuming their precarious overnight position at 32 for 4, Ian Billcliff and Sunil Dhaniram proceeded cautiously for close to an hour before Leverock broke through. Billcliff fell to a controversial leg before decision by the umpire Roger Dill and that triggered a collapse as Dhaniram popped a bat-pad catch to Chris Foggo off Leverock. Canada felt the pressure as Leverock bowled to a packed field with as many as five close-in fielders.

Karun Jethi became Leverock's fifth victim, stumped by Jekon Edness and at 74 for 7, Canada were effectively out of the contest. The first sign of resistance came when Arvind Kandappah counterattacked, hitting three fours and a six. His cameo, though, ended when he was caught at deep square-leg by Stefan Kelly off Rodney Trott as Canada went into lunch at 120 for 8.

Eion Katchay and Rustam Bhatti delayed the inevitable with some aggressive strokes before the combination of Trott, who finished with 3 for 28, and Kelly sealed the contest. Bermuda in the end were the deserved winners thanks to their ground fielding and catching to complement Leverock's efforts.

Bermuda return home with a 2-1 series win in the ODIs which preceded this match, and now host Scotland, starting July 10. Scotland then head to King City for their next fixture, starting July 16.