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August 15, 2010
Features : USA best placed to make final
Players/Officials: Orlando Baker | Amrit Bhattarai | Adrian Gordon | Muhammad Ghous | Sushil Nadkarni
Matches: Argentina v Cayman Islands at Medicina | Italy v Nepal at Pianoro | Tanzania v United States of America at Navile
Series/Tournaments: ICC World Cricket League Division Four
United States of America thrashed Tanzania by 10 wickets in their ICC World Cricket League Division Four match in Navile, reaching the target of 129 in only 12.4 overs.
USA openers Sushil Nadkarni and Orlando Baker hammered the Tanzania bowlers all around the park on their way to unbeaten half-centuries. Nadkarni hit three fours and eight sixes in his 68 off 31 deliveries while Baker hit seven boundaries and four sixes in his 63 off 44. Tanzania offspinner Kassim Nassoro went for 47 runs in his three overs.
Nassoro was earlier responsible for his team getting to three figures, after they were reduced to 63 for 8 at one stage, USA offspinner Muhammad Ghous being the chief destroyer with figures of 10-2-15-4. Nassoro resisted with an unbeaten 49 off 37 deliveries hitting five fours and three sixes. However, fast bowler Adrian Gordon took the remaining two Tanzanian wickets to finish with 3 for 21 off 8.1 overs.
In Pianoro, Nepal won a low-scoring game by five wickets, chasing down the target of 72 in 25 overs.
Electing to field, Nepal put in a disciplined bowling effort to dismiss Italy for a paltry 71. Amrit Bhattarai took 3 for 8 off 6.1 overs. Three other Nepal bowlers took two wickets each as six Italy batsmen failed to reach double figures.
The Nepal chase had its share of hiccups, with the score reading 55 for 5 at one stage. However, Mahaboob Alam kept his cool to steer Nepal home.
The game between Argentina and Cayman Islands was abandoned without a ball being bowled. It will be replayed on Monday.
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