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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: Zimbabwe Defeat Canada by 175 Runs in Group A Clash

Zimbabwe and Canada met at Nagpur, for a Group A ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 clash on Monday 28th February 2011, in a match which offered both sides the opportunity to get off the mark in the group phase, and record a first win of the tournament.

It was Zimbabwe who took this opportunity, as they won the toss, and elected to bat, before piling on 298 for 9 from their 50 overs. When Canada were removed for 123 All Out in just over 43 overs, Zimbabwe won by 175 runs.

Taibu was the top batsman for Zimbabwe, as he got very close to a century, batting from number three: he picked up 98 runs, before he was caught by Davison from the bowling of Rao.

C Ervine (85) was also impressive in a third wicket stand of 181 runs with Taibu; which inflicted most of the damage on an otherwise reasonable Canadian performance. Rao also accounted for Ervine, caught Bagai, en route to collecting the best figures for Canada, of 4 for 57 from his 10 overs.

The Canada batsmen failed to make much of an impression, and were certainly not helped by their openers, who lasted seconds, rather than minutes, at the crease: Davison made 0, Kumar made 1. They were reduced to 7 runs for 3 wickets when the number four batsman, Bagai, made a Golden Duck, too, in a spell of destructive bowling from Price.

Price collected 3 wickets for just 16 runs from the eventual 8 overs he bowled, though it was these early successes which all but assured victory for Zimbabwe, as Canada were eventually taken for just 123 runs, giving Zimbabwe the win by 175. Canada’s top-scoring batsman was Surkari, who made 26 runs from number seven.

Canada v Zimbabwe – ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Scorecard

Zimbabwe 1st Innings   Runs Balls 4s 6s
Taylor lbw b Chauhan 0 1 0 0
Coventry lbw b Baidwan 4 10 0 0
Taibu c Davison b Rao 98 99 9 0
C Ervine c Bagai b Rao 85 81 6 2
Chigumbura c Bagai b Cheema 5 8 1 0
Williams c Bagai b Rao 30 25 3 0
Lamb   b Rao 11 13 1 0
Utseya c Hansra b Chauhan 22 29 2 0
Cremer   b Baidwan 26 23 2 0
Price not out   10 6 2 0
Mpofu not out   3 5 0 0
Extras   1nb 1w 2lb 4  
Total   for 9 298 (50.0 ovs)
Canada Bowlers O M R W
Chauhan 10 0 44 2
Baidwan 9 0 47 2
Hansra 4 0 41 0
Cheema 9 0 51 1
Rao 10 0 57 4
Davison 8 0 56 0
Canada 1st Innings   Runs Balls 4s 6s
Davison   b Price 0 8 0 0
Kumar c and b Price 1 10 0 0
Gunasekera   b Lamb 24 64 2 0
Bagai c Williams b Price 0 1 0 0
Hansra st Taibu b Utseya 20 41 1 1
Cheema c Cremer b Utseya 14 10 2 1
Surkari st Taibu b Lamb 26 48 2 0
Gordon lbw b Cremer 7 20 1 0
Chauhan lbw b Cremer 8 22 1 0
Baidwan not out   13 23 1 0
Rao   b Cremer 1 6 0 0
Extras   9w 9  
Total   all out 123 (42.1 ovs)
Zimbabwe Bowlers O M R W
Mpofu 5 1 12 0
Price 8 4 16 3
Utseya 7 0 24 2
Lamb 8 0 29 2
Cremer 9.1 1 31 3
Williams 5 0 11 0

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