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RAIN PREVENTS RESULT IN WORLD CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION 3 FINAL

May 31, 2017

Rain prevented the final of the World Cricket League Division 3 reaching a result today in Kampala, Uganda. Both Canada and Oman were already assured of promotion to Division 2, and Oman will place first in the tournament, Canada second, based on the standings after the round robin matches. Canada had made 176/3 from 38 overs, and Oman 50/2 in reply before rain finally washed out the match.

Canada batted first; the youthful opening partnership of Kumar and Adhihetty has been one of the successes of the tournament for Canada, and they were again effective, putting on 102 for the first wicket before Kumar was bowled for exactly 50 from 78 balls with eight fours. Adhihetty made 86 from 110 balls with 10 boundaries before rain cut Canada’s innings short.

When play resumed again, Canada's innings was deemed complete, and Oman had a target of 177 in 24 overs. The third over from Dhindsa featured a wide, two fours, two sixes and two wickets but only 4.3 overs were possible before rain came again with Oman on 50/2 and the match was abandoned with no result.

Canadians filled four of the top five run-scorers in the tournament. Bhavindu Adhihetty took top spot with 222 runs at an average of 37, and Pathirana followed him with 208 at 41.60 - Rizwan Cheema and Nitish Kumar took 4th and 5th spot. Dhindsa was second highest wicket taker with 11.

 

Dave Liverman

Director-at-Large (Media Relations)

Email: dliverman@cricketcanada.org