Canada has stayed alive in the 2011 ICC u19 CWC Qualifier by defeated USA handily by 5 wickets.
Canada had a good start to the day today bowling USA out for 101 on the strength of a 6 for 32 from Manny Aulakh.
Canada, lost a few wickets early on, but Rayyan Pathan (42) held the innings together to fashion a five-wicket win. With this win, Canada kept its hopes of playing in Australia alive.
Aulakh’s spell helped him walk away with the Man of the Match award: “There was something in the pitch for the quick bowlers. We had a plan to bowl in good areas and it worked. We stuck to the basics and they (USA) made a few mistakes. This was one of my best spells. This win will give us a huge boost. Everybody is now positive and want to end this tournament on a high.’’
Canada faces a must win against AFghanistan on Tuesday. The winner will move on to Australia, the loser more than likely will go home.
Today's win avenged the loss in the ICC America's Division One u19 final which Canada lost narrowly to USA in January.