Canada v Zimbabwe XI, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Toronto, 1st day

Zimbabwe XI take upper hand after Canada slip

Cricinfo staff

August 2, 2010

Text size: A | A

Zimbabwe XI 88 for 3 trail Canada 129 (Cheema 46*) by 41 runs
Scorecard

Zimbabwe XI suffered some setbacks in their reply but finished the first day against Canada in the stronger position after the hosts were dismissed for 129. The visitors were 88 for 3 at stumps, with Vusi Sibanda (23) and Craig Ervine (27) unbeaten, after Keith Dabengwa reached 24.

The left-armer Umar Bhatti picked up 2 for 40 to give Canada some hope after a difficult day. Canada were sent in and made a solid start thanks to a 45-run opening stand, with Hiral Patel racing to a run-a-ball 32, but then the innings fell apart. They lost six wickets for 22 runs and it was only an unbeaten 46 from the captain Rizwan Cheema that took them into three figures.

Ed Rainsford, the opening bowler, finished with 3 for 45 while Tendai Chatara was also effective in the early and latter stages to gain 3 for 21. Shingirai Masakadza and Timycen Maruma chipped in with two wickets to give Zimbabwe a strong start to the four-day match.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

TopTop
Email Feedback Print
Share
E-mail
Feedback
Print
ESPNcricinfo staffClose
Related Links
Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Scotland at Dubai (DSC) - Dec 2-4, 2010
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets
Kenya v Afghanistan at Nairobi (Gym) - Oct 2-5, 2010
Afghanistan won by 167 runs
Zim XI v Scotland at Harare - Sep 26-29, 2010
Scotland won (walkover without a ball bowled)
Zim XI v Ireland at Harare - Sep 20-23, 2010
Match drawn
Canada v Ireland at Toronto - Aug 31-Sep 3, 2010
Ireland won by 6 wickets
More results »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days