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Guyana score vital win over Canada


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Guyana score vital win over Canada

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Spurred by an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 91 in 10.4 overs by Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Narsingh Deonarine, Guyana opened the Barbados leg of the Caribbean Twenty20 with a vital eight-wicket victory over Canada at Kensington Oval last night.
Chasing 144 to win, Guyana comfortably reached the target with 18 balls to spare. The victory carried them levelled on eight points in Zone “A” with Windward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago.
The pair joined forces after openers Trevon Griffith (22) and Sewnarine Chattergoon (29) fell two balls apart after adding an enterprising 53 in six overs.
Deonarine’s exquisite knock of 52 off 32 deliveries was spiced with four fours and two sixes, while Chanderpaul made a measured 36 from 31 balls which contained three fours.
Earlier, electing to bat, Canada made a challenging 143 for seven from their 20 overs.
Openers Hiral Patel and Ruvindu Gunasekera put on 36 in 3.4 overs. Gunasekera lashed 38 from 28 balls, including five fours and one six over midwicket. (EH)  

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