Series: Americas World Cup Qualifiers Sep 2021
Venue: Reforma Athletic Club, Naucalpan
Result: Canada by 9 wickets
Saxena Returns Canada to Winning Ways
After a mauling by the USA and a strangle by Brazil, Canada bounced back to the winners circle with a nine wicket triumph over Argentina.
Canada’s Kamna Mirchandani won the toss which eliminates the danger of batting first in the morning game on the difficult pitch. It left Argentina to struggle with the conditions and none but Alison Stocks (18*) was able to resist the Canadian bowlers to finish with 59/9 after 20 overs. A low score but one must remember that Canada were bowled out for 47 in their previous encounter.
Divya Saxena (39*) consolidated her position as the tournament’s leading run scorer as she guided her team home by 9 wickets. There would be no more of the captiulation to South American teams today.
Divya was named Player of the Match for her 39 not out but also chipped in with a wicket, a runout and a catch for an allround effort.
Player of the Match: Divya Saxena