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Rain Frustrates Canada, Netherlands

Hiral Patel made an unbeaten 34 before rain stopped play
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Netherlands 143 (Cooper 74) v
Canada 62-1 (H Patel 34no) - no result
ICC World Cricket League ODI, King City

Canada and the Netherlands tried over the course of two days to complete their ICC World Cricket League Championship One-Day International without success.

The game was reduced to 28 overs per side and after the Netherlands were bowled out for 143, Canada were making good progress before they were halted at 62 for one.

Despite inspections on the reverse day, too much rain had fallen and there was to be no further play, leaving both sides to take away a point apiece.

That puts the Netherlands, now on 16 points from 20 matches, four points behind leaders Ireland while Canada have moved ahead of Namibia into seventh with four points in all.

The match marked the ODI debut for former Ugandan quick bowler Kenneth Kamyuka, who returned figures of four for 38 for Canada.

His victims were Mitchell Swart (20), Daan van Bunge (10), Mudassar Bukhari (18) and Edgar Schiferli (3) and but for Ben Cooper's 74 in 59 balls, the Dutch would have struggled to reach triple figures.

Jeremy Gordon chipped in with three for 26 as the Netherlands were dismissed in 27.5 overs.

Timm van der Gugten then removed Canadian opener Ruvindu Gunasekera for a three-ball duck but thereafter, the home side looked in control until the rain came down.

Hiral Patel struck 34 not out in 35 balls and Nitish Kumar an unbeaten 19 in 22 to put on 62 together but they were denied the chance to continue their partnership as the weather got the better of both sides.

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