ICC World Cricket League Division Five - Round Up Part 4 - Feb 22, 2012
Argentina vs. Cayman Islands:
Cayman thrashed Argentina by ten wickets on the fourth day of the tournament, at the Indian Association Ground.
Opting to bat first, Argentina produced an embarrassing performance which saw them being bowled out on a measly 93 in 37.2 overs. Apart from the opener, Grant Dugmore, who top scored with 22, only two batters managed to reach the double digit mark.
In a dominating bowling performance, medium pacers, Ryan Bovell and Conroy Wright, were among the most destructive of the Caymanian bowlers, bagging 5 and 3 wickets respectively.
Cayman Islands chased down the target comfortably after openers, Steve Gordon (25) and Ainsley Hall (62) shared an unbeaten stand of 94 in 22.1 overs.
Ryan Bovell, for his excellent bowling, was awarded with the Player of the Match title.
Malaysia vs. Guernsey:
Malaysia clinched its 4th consecutive victory after a thrilling 4-run win against Guernsey at the Kallang Ground, Singapore.
The unbeaten team, after electing to bat first, failed to construct significant partnerships, despite the top five batters getting reasonable start. They then needed their skipper, Suresh Navaratnam, to make a useful contribution of 31, which finally helped
the team to post an average score of 194.
For Guernsey, Jamie Nussbaumer and David Hooper picked up three scalps each.
In reply, Guernsey was on track to reach the target after they posted 108 for the loss of three wickets. However they lost the next five batters cheaply before the no.9 and 10, Jamie Nussbaumer and Stuart Bisson, jelled together for a crucial 38-run stand,
which brought them close to the victory total. They needed six runs from the seven balls remaining.
At that score, a calamitous mix up saw Bisson being run out for 17. He was soon followed by his partner, who was cleaned up by Hiram Ralalage in the last over as the Malaysians recorded a thrilling victory.
For his crucial four-wicket haul, Ralalage emerged as the Player of the Match
Singapore vs. Bahrain
Singapore outshined Bahrain by a whopping 102-run, which consequently helped the host to move into second on the points table.
The local side, when put into bat, ended up making 205 in their 50 overs, courtesy a slow, yet significant, half centuries from Chaminda Kumarage (69) and Anish Param (52).
In reply, Bahrain was never in the contest and skittled on 103. Adil Hanif resisted with a courageous half-century but with little support from the other end, saw his team being bowled out on a thwarting total.
Medium-pacers, Shoaib Razzak and Saad Janjua, did most of the damage, grabbing four scalps each to help their team to a resounding victory. .