T&T sweeps Canada in T20 series

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Trinidad and Tobago have completed a two match T20 sweep of Canada after crushing them by 86 runs in the final game at Guaracara Park Pointe-a-Pierre.

The Canadians stumbled to a paltry 95 for seven of 20 overs in a futile hunt to surpass the home side’s imposing 181 for two off 20 overs.

The Trinidadians’ innings were built around half-centuries from skipper Denesh Ramdin and opener Evin Lewis as well as a solid 48 from Kjorn Ottley.

Ramdin was undefeated after an aggressive knock of 64 while Lewis posted an even 50.

Ramdin, who hit two sixes to reach his half century off just 30 balls, and Ottley shared in an unbroken partnership for the third wicket that yielded 117 runs.

Ramdin’s men, even without the likes of big hitters such as Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard, were able to blast 73 runs off the last five overs.

The Canadians were never really in the chase stumbling to 46 for three half-way through their innings and never recovering.

Trinidad’s second victory follows a nine- wicket triumph in the first T20 on Wednesday on the heels of a comprehensive innings and 130-run victory in the three-day match.

T&T is using the games as warm-up for their upcoming Regional four-day and the Regional Super50 campaigns while the Canadians are preparing for their ICC World Cricket League Championship match against Kenya in Dubai next month.

Sat, 02/09/2013 - 11:38