ICC Americas WCL Division Two Championship round-up

Suriname stun dire Bahamas

Cricinfo staff

April 7, 2008

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Suriname and Troy Dudnauth celebrate another Bahamas wicket © Cricinfo
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Suriname provided a major upset on the final day of the ICC Americas Division 2 Championship, not only beating odds-on favourites Bahamas, but doing so so convincingly that they leapfrogged them to the title and promotion to Division One.

On the eve of the match, we wrote that "Suriname will need an extraordinarily comprehensive win to have any chance of overtaking the Bahamas", and that's just what happened. Needing only 83 to avoid being pipped to the title on net run rate even had they lost, Bahamas were utterly woeful as they crashed to 57 all out and a thumping 146-run defeat.

Suriname did well to post 205, but on a good batting track it looked a below-par total. Shazam Ramjohn made 48 off 48 balls, but nobody else really dominated the attack. Bahamas' reply was bemusing in its incompetence, with no batsman managing to reach double figures. Troy Dudnauth (5 for 21) and Carlton Baker (3 for 27) bowled unchanged for 20 overs, and by the time they finished their quota of overs the same was done and dusted.

In the other game, Panama, who also finished level on points with Suriname and Bahamas, eased past Turks & Caicos Islands by 95 runs. In reply to Panama's 188 all out, Turks & Caicos only managed 93. Panama's Munaf Kachalia took the Man-of-the-Match award with 4 for 19, while Irfan Tarajia chipped in with 3 for 33 and 31 off 42 balls.

Team Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR For Against
Suriname 3 2 1 0 0 8 +1.513 674/150.0 447/150.0
Bahamas 3 2 1 0 0 8 +1.023 302/75.5 438/148.0
Panama 3 2 1 0 0 8 -0.055 593/150.0 473/118.0
Turks and C. 3 0 3 0 0 0 -2.734 309/148.0 520/107.5

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