After a whirlwind first day, the Etihad Summer Festival kicked into high gear on Day 2 with another epic encounter between Canada XI and Afghanistan XI. Winning the toss and batting first, the Afghanistan team seemed to be well in control and headed for a 150+ score before HIral Patel bowled a magnificant 20th over to hold the visitors to 140.
Afghanistan XI looked well on their to victory as Canada's top order again failed to click, save for Patel (33) who against made a positive start. It was left to Usman Limbada (24) and Hamza Tariq (33*) who wrestled the game away from the Afghani's. At 77-5, the two put on 45 runs in 4 overs to pull Canada back into the game. As Limbada departed, at 122 it was left to Tariq and Tyson Gordon (6*) to finish the game on the last ball. Tariq's 33 was in a mere 18 balls and earned him Man of the Match honours.
In the second match of the day, T&T put up 207-7 based largely on William Perkins (87) and Jason Mohammed (88). In reply the USA were unable to muster much of a reply and ended up their innings at 96-9
with a top of the table clash between Canada and Afghanistan. USA and T&T look to both get off the mark as they take part in the Afternoon game.