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Canada seals eight-wicket win

Set 65 to win after bowling Netherlands out for 336 in its second innings, Canada reaches target within eight overs

Canada seals eight-wicket win - Cricket News
Jeremy Gordon accounted for 4 Netherlands wickets.
Canada scored a comfortable victory over Netherlands in their ICC Intercontinental Cup match winning on the third day of the game on Saturday (August 24) in King City, Toronto. Set a target of 65 to win, Canada won by eight wickets. Ruvindu Gunasekera scored an unbeaten 44 in 24 balls to expedite the result.
 
Earlier in the day, Netherlands, resuming on 169 for 4, was very much in need of an improved performance with the bat. Much depended on Eric Szwarczynski, who was unbeaten on 76. However, he did not hang on for much longer, managing to add just nine.
 
With Wesley Barresi (42), Szwarczynski and Peter Borren (12) going back within five overs and the score at 226 for 7, an innings defeat seemed to be on the offing, as Netherlands still trailed Canada by 46 runs. However, a late surge from Tom Heggelman and Pieter Seelaar prevented that from happening as they put on a crucial stand of 80 runs in 26.1 overs.
 
But Heggelman perished in the 71st over, caught behind off Harvir Baidwan, having played a useful hand of 39. Following his dismissal, Seelaar found himself running short of partners, as Netherlands was bowled out for 336. He remained unbeaten on 75. Jeremy Gordon and Baidwan bowled well in tandem, taking four wickets apiece.

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