CANADA'S TOUR OF BARBADOS
Canada XI continued its winning ways by defeating Police Barbados RPTeam by 209 runs. Scores in the match were Canada XI 338/3 and Police Barbados RPTeam 129.
After losing the toss and sent in to bat, Canada found itself in a bit of bother after losing both openers cheaply. A partnership of 105 between Dhaliwal and Soraine brought some respectability back to the score before Soraine was forced to retire. Sehdev then joined Dhaliwal and the pair put on a 100 runs partnership before Sehdev was caught behind for 32 in the 43rd over. In the mean time, Dhaliwal who was stroking the ball nicely, combined finesse with occasional power to bring up his 100 in 111 balls in the 42nd over.
Cheema and Dhaliwal came together at 216/ in the 43rd over, the pair bludgeoned the ball to all parts of the field to add 122 runs in the final 7 overs. Dhaliwal ended up with 176 off 137 balls while Cheema was unbeaten on 54 from 20 balls (his 50 came off 16 balls).
When Police Barbados RPTeam batted, Montfort and Junaid opened the bowling and both stuck early to leave the team 17/2. Police Barbados RPTeam lost wickets consistently and were 61/5 before they had a bit of recovery with a 63 runs partnership between Persad and Sargeant.
Junaid was the pick of the Canada bowlers as he bowled his leg spin with guile to end with three (3) wickets. Coming back for his second spell he was able to have Persad to break the developing partnership. Dhindsa also ended up with three (3) wickets as he bowled with control and pace.
Scores: Canada 338/3 (N Dhaliwal 176, D Soraine 54 (RH), R Cheema 54*, R Padmore 2-19); Police Barbados RPTeam 129 all out (R Persad 43, J Siddiqui 3-22, S Dhindsa 3-28, s Zafar 2-15)