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Canada puts UAE under immense pressure

Day 3 of Intercontinental clash ends with Canada ahead by 250 runs

Canada puts UAE under immense pressure
 - Cricket News
UAE finds itself in a spot, heading into the final day.
Canada piled UAE under a mountain of runs on day three of the Intercontinental Cup clash at the Maple Leaf North-West Ground in King City on Saturday (August 3), ending the day at 366 for 4 with a lead of 250. UAE, who resumed overnight on 73 for 4, could only add 43 runs on the day before being bowled out for 116.
 
Jeremy Gordon, Canada’s medium-fast bowler, was the tormentor-in-chief for UAE, returning figures of 6 for 43. Swapnil Patil scored an unbeaten 76, but that apart, not one batsman got to double digits on the day as UAE imploded and was bowled out in 38.5 overs. 
 
In response, Canada lost its first wicket fairly early, with Hiral Patel (8) trapped lbw by Amjad Javed, the medium-pacer. Not too long thereafter, Ruvindu Gunasekara was dismissed as Canada went two down for 61. However, a third-wicket stand of 96, between Nitish Kumar, who scored a 142-ball 103, and Ashish Bagai (69-ball 43) took Canada forward. 
 
Mohammad Naveed broke the stand with the wicket of Bagai and then Arshad Ali trapped Kumar lbw. However, an unbeaten 168-run stand for the fifth wicket, between Jimmy Hansra and Damodar Daesrath, solidified Canada’s advantage. Daesrath scored a ballistic 110, off just 100 balls, while Hansra played a more restrained knock, scoring his 66 in 117 balls as Canada took apart UAE.

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