Eranga claims six-for as Canada stuns defending champions Windwards

By CWI Cricket October 14, 2018
Canada's Romesh Eranga Canada's Romesh Eranga

Sri Lanka-born pace bowler Romesh Eranga’s fiery 6 for 21 left defending champions Windward Islands Volcanoes in shambles as Canada registered a shocking 18-run win in the CWI Super 50 Cup on Saturday.

In the Group A contest at Queen’s Park Oval the Volcanoes were set 207 for victory but never recovered, after Eranga removed the long-standing opening pair of Devon Smith and Tyrone Theophile for ducks in the space of four balls in the first over.

The Volcanoes further slumped to 40 for four in the 12th over before Alick Athanaze came to the crease and put on 86 for the fifth wicket with Roland Cato.

Cato was run out for an even 50 off 78 balls in the 32nd over and Eranga returned to remove Athanaze, bowled for 42 in the next over, as the Volcanoes sunk to 128 for six. 

The Canadians had a handful of batsmen get starts without carrying on and limped their way to 206 for nine off their allocation of 50 overs.

Opener Navneet Dhaliwal and Srimantha Wijeyaratne both scored 35, their captain David Jacobs added 32, Bhavindu Adhihetty made 29 and Dilon Heyliger got 20.

Theophile was the main wrecker of the Canadian batting, taking 3-33 from four overs with his uncomplicated off-spin, while part-time off-spinner Kavem Hodge and Twenty20 fast-medium bowler Kesrick Williams scalped two wickets apiece.

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