Bermuda have suffered heartbreak in their bid to qualify for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup after losing to Canada by 39 runs in a pivotal match at the North Field, National Sports Centre, today [October 7].
Although Bermuda led Canada, the tournament favourites, by two points heading into the clash after winning multiple matches, they needed to win the T20 World Cup Americas Regional Qualifier decider due to their opponent’s superior net run rate.
Canada, who won the toss, scored 132 for four in a game reduced to 18 overs per side because of bad weather, with Navneet Dhaliwal anchoring the innings with 45 runs.
Dominic Sabir was the pick of the Bermuda bowlers, claiming two for 34 off four overs.
In reply, Bermuda were dismissed for 93 runs off 16.5 overs, with Terryn Fray top-scoring with 30 from 35 balls. Opener Kamau Leverock hit 23 from 23 balls, and Allan Douglas Jr scored 22 from 13.
Kaleem Sana and Jeremy Gordon took three wickets each for Canada, who have reached the T20 World Cup for the first time.
The T20 World Cup will be held in the Caribbean and the United States from June 4 to 30..
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