USA defeated Bermuda in ICC WCL Division 4

USA defeated Bermuda in ICC WCL Division 4

USA beat Bermuda in WCL Division Four:

United States of America beat Bermuda in ICC World Cricket League, Division 4 contest 2016 in Los Angeles. It was first match of both teams and USA has got benefit of playing at home under favorable conditions. USA is favorite in this tournament not only because of home series advantage but also featuring experience and quality cricketers. USA beat Bermuda in ICC WCL 2016 opener. Bermuda scored 201 runs all out in 48.3 overs, Stovell was the only batsman scoring fifty for Bermuda. Bermuda team was lucky to gain 33 extra runs, out of which 29 were wide. Thanks to some discipline bowling by Patel, who took five wickets for only 29 runs in 7.3 overs. United States of America also displayed some sharp fielding which helped bowlers to get momentum right from the start. Akeem Dodson's one handed catch is the classical example of quality fielding.

USA defeat Bermuda in WCL 2016

USA in reply achieved target in only 32.4 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. Opener Taylor scored quick 56 of 42 balls and Fahad Babar made a patience innings of 70 runs from 95 balls. It was mostly due to Taylor and Fahad opening partnership that took USA through new ball threat. Both openers played well and faced new ball with confidence. USA lost first wicket on 75 runs and second wicket on 170 runs. Bermuda bowlers were never on top of USA batsman, they struggled from the start and lack that penetration required to defend small totals. It is the first win of the tournament for USA, they will have to cut down extras in future fixtures in order to dominate in Division four, World Cricket League fixtures. USA beat Bermuda in first one day match by 8 wickets and 104 balls remaining.

Top two teams from this tournament will get promoted to ICC World Cricket League Division three championship. Successful team will then move to division 2 tournament and topers will qualify to play ICC World Cup 2019 qualifying rounds.

Play of Match: TK Patel for bowling figure of 5/29 (United States of America)
Visit ICC WCL Division Four Fixture, Squad and Results (2016)
Reference: espncricinfo
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