MUMBAI: In what has been defined as a David vs Goliath clash at the Cricket World Cup, Canada managed a decent batting display in the match, but lost to a much stronger New Zealand side by 97 runs at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
To date it has been Canada’s best batting performance in a World Cup match ever displayed, with the Canadians chasing a maniacal 358 (for 6) set by New Zealand who won the toss to bat first.
Canada went as far as 261 (for 9) with skipper Ashish Bagai‘s impressive 84 and middle-order batsman Jimmy Hansra’s unbeaten 70 (injury-ridden though) leading the way. However, it paled much in comparison to Brendon McCullum‘s effortless 101 and Ross Taylor‘s ruthless 74.
News story via Times of India.
I gotta say, to see Canada improve their cricket game like this, is the main point of this story. That’s awesome that Canada is doing better on the cricket pitch. Go Maples! New Zealand gets the opportunity now to enter the semi-finals of Cricket World Cup. A good effort. :)
Cricket is one of those sports where 15 players are in a team, yet the joy of cricket is in being a spectator. You sort of pack a picnic of… (beer mainly) and head out to the cricket all day with your mates to cheer your team on. It’s the best and India’s most treasured sport they love! If a billion people are nuts for cricket, it must be bloody good.
[Brendan McCullum is batting in this pic with wicket keeper Ashish Bagai looking on. Photo via Sydney Morning Herald].
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