TORONTO, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - The West Indies national cricket team defeated
their Canadian counterparts by seven wickets in Sunday's final of Canada's
first-ever Scotiabank One Day International Cricket Tri-Series. Responding to
Canada's total of 179 runs off 46.5 overs, the West Indies scored 181 runs for
three wickets in 27.3 overs. West Indian captain C. Gayle scored an unbeaten
110 runs and was named the Player of the Match. Canada's Rizwan Cheema was
honored as the Player of the Series.
The Scotiabank One Day International Cricket Tri-Series was hosted by
Cricket Canada and the Canadian National Cricket Team and drew record crowds
to the Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City.
Other results include:
- August 22, 2008, West Indies 303/4 (50 overs), Canada 254
(47.2 overs). Player of the Match - X.M. Marshall (West Indies);
- August 20, 2008, Bermuda 158/9 (50 overs), West Indies 159/4
(31.5 overs). Player of the Match - R.R. Sarwan (West Indies); and
- August 18, 2008, Canada 260/7 (50 overs), Bermuda 235/8 (50 overs).
Player of the Match - K. Jethi (Canada).
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