Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Dhaniram heroics in vain as Bermuda claim series

Bermuda 201 for 8 (Trott 48*, Outerbridge 42, Dhaniram 5-32) beat Canada 184 (Dhaniram 79, O'Brien 3-31) by 11 runs (D/L method)

Bermuda claimed a tense 11-run victory against Canada despite Sunil Dhaniram's all-round brilliance and won the three-ODI series 2-0 in King City. Canada were chasing a revised target of 196 because of a shower during the lunch break but were dismissed for 184, out of which Dhaniram struck 79 off 86 balls to follow up his 5 for 32 that helped restrict Bermuda to 201 for 8. It was the second time in two days that Canada lost a close game.
A 78-run stand between Dhaniram and Harvir Baidwan (33) revived Canada after they had collapsed to 61 for 6 against Bermuda's medium-pacers, George O'Brien and Ryan Steed. O'Brien, in particular, was in top form, running through the middle order to finish with 3 for 31.

Dhaniram, however, brought Canada to a position from which they could push for victory - they needed 24 off 18 balls with two wickets in hand. The debutant Sami Faridi edged Stephen Outerbridge for four, after which Dhaniram whipped one to the fine-leg boundary to bring the equation to a run a ball. However, Dhaniram was bowled by one that kept low from Outerbridge and Bermuda had an opening. An injured Umar Bhatti walked out to bat with his hand in a sling, and soon enough, Faridi was run out while trying to farm the strike, handing Bermuda victory.

Earlier, Bermuda stumbled to 89 for 5 after they were put in by Canada. Jonathan Trott (48) and Outerbridge (42) added 72 runs for the sixth wicket, after which Jekon Edness scored a 47-ball 35. The recovery, however, was cut short by Dhaniram, who after trapping Outerbridge lbw, bowled three batsmen to finish with career-best figures of 5 for 32.

Canada 2nd innings Partnerships

3GEF BarnettAM Samad
21AM SamadTC Bastiampillai
3A BagaiAM Samad
11IS BillcliffA Bagai
0IS BillcliffQaiser Ali
23S DhaniramQaiser Ali
78S DhaniramHS Baidwan
5S DhaniramH Osinde
39S DhaniramSami Faridi
1Sami FaridiU Bhatti