Jamaica's bowlers too strong as Canada limp to 101
Jamaica’s bowlers had it all their way restricting Canada to 101-7 off 20 overs in Match 5 of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Caribbean T20 Tournament at Kensington Oval on Saturday afternoon. Jamaica will need 102 off 20 overs for their second victory in as many matches. The Canadians were invited to bat after losing the toss but could not come to grips with the strong Jamaica bowling which was backed up by good fielding.
David Bernard did the early damage with the new ball taking 3-13. He was backed up by skipper Tamar Lambert, who took 2-7 off three overs with his off-spin and leggie Odean Brown, who bagged 2-21, in his first bowl for the tournament. Wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh was outstanding with a sharp catch in front first slip, two smart stumpings and a clever run out.
The topscore came from Jamaica-born left-hander Tyson Gordon, who made 25 with a four and a six, while Trevin Bastiampillai provided a late flourish with 19 not out off 14 balls.