USA beats Canada by 23 runs to win the Auty Cup for the first time since 1991! Saad Bin Zafar was keeping Canada alive but Roy Silva's entry to the attack resulted in the pressure to reach the breaking point.
Five dots in the 41st over as Zafar got frustrated unable to get a single to rotate strike. The final ball was on a good length well outside off, he chased it and edged behind to Khaleel standing up to the stumps to put USA one wicket away. Dutta danced down the track to hit Timil for 6 in the 42nd, tried again in the 44th and failed, stumped for the final wicket. Canada all out for 155.
USA went berserk in celebration. Canada's stranglehold on the Auty Cup is broken after 26 years. Man of the Match should have gone to Nisarg Patel because of his three-wicket spell turned the tide in the field but the umpires have given it to Timil Patel for his 44 + game-ending wicket. Incredibly dramatic ending here!!
USA's players are screaming, shouting, being as loud as can be celebrating in their locker room trailer at Maple Leaf CC.
Historic win for USA to take the series 2 games to 1. Presentation is being organized.
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