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By Peter Della Penna in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Official Scorecard I Ball-by-Ball Commentary
USA all-rounder Timroy Allen took 4 for 8 in 3.4 overs to be named
Man of the Match as USA defeated Cayman Islands by 7 wickets on the
second day of the 2011 ICC Americas Division One T20 tournament at the
Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida. Allen started off
bowling pace and took two wickets in the fourth over to be on a hat
trick before returning to claim two wickets in the 20th over bowling
"I try to do my best," said Allen. "There's a lot of new faces in the
team and we need a lot of intensity in the team. All the new guys, they
expect somebody to lead from front and of course one of the senior
players is gonna have to play that role. I happened to step up today.
The captain's real confident in me."
the toss on a bright, sunny morning and elected to field first, using
the same XI that won on Monday against Suriname. Usman Shuja struck
first in the third over, bowling Ramon Sealy for 6 to make it 8 for 1.
Two runs later in the next over, Allen had Ricardo Roach caught behind
by Akeem Dodson for an 11-ball duck before dismissing Pearson Best in
similar fashion on the very next delivery.
Image (right) - Timroy Allen file photo. [Courtesy: Daniela Zaharia/USACA]
Steve Gordon and Cayman Islands captain Abali Hoilett pieced together
a 40-run partnership over the next 10.2 overs by working Muhammad Ghous
and Bhim George around the ground. Gordon finally fell for 26 to
George, chipping the left-arm spinner to Sushil Nadkarni at midwicket.
USA captain Steve Massiah took the first of two wickets to make it 53
for 5 in the 15th over when Conroy Wright overbalanced after missing a
drive and was stumped by Dodson for 2. Kevin Bazil was run out for 2 in
the following over before Kervin Ebanks chipped Massiah to George at
long off for 2 in the 17th over to make it 61 for 7. Hoilett left in the
19th over, holing out for 19 to Allen on the long on rope off the
bowling of Baker to make it 68 for 8. Allen finished off the innings
with two wickets in the final over, bowling Troy Taylor with a flighted
off-break before Marlon Bryan played onto his stumps three balls later
as Cayman Islands were bowled out for 72 in 19.4 overs.
Nadkarni and Gowkaran Roopnarine opened again for USA, but Roopnarine
couldn’t replicate his success from day one as Ebanks trapped him LBW
in the second over for 3. Massiah’s stay at the crease was brief after
he was rapped on the pads four balls later and joined Roopnarine in the
pavilion without scoring as USA made a shaky start at 8 for 2 in the
Aditya Mishra joined Nadkarni and the two former Ranji Trophy players
calmly constructed a 48-run partnership for the third wicket. Nadkarni
finished with four boundaries in his 26 before he spooned a catch to
Hoilett at cover to give Taylor his only wicket. Mishra continued with
Quasen Alfred until the target was reached with one ball to go in the
14th over. Alfred finished 14 not and Mishra was unbeaten on 28.
USA’s next match is against Argentina on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30
p.m. EST. Live coverage on DreamCricket.com begins at 1 p.m.