After defeating Bermuda by 39 runs in Hamilton on Saturday, Canada ensured that they would participate in the Twenty20 World Cup for the very first time by securing a spot for themselves in the competition that will take place in 2019.
With this victory, Canada and Bermuda tied for first place in the double round-robin qualifying group that also included Panama and the Cayman Islands; nevertheless, Canada progressed because of their higher run rate. The group also included Panama and the Cayman Islands.
In the month of June, the United States of America and the West Indies will play host to the ninth iteration of the Twenty20 World Cup, which will now include a field of 20 countries.
Although Canada has competed in past editions of the World Cup in the 50-over format, the country has not qualified for any major international competition since 2011.
Navneet Dhaliwal’s 45 runs contributed to Canada’s total of 132 for four, with 20 runs coming off the last over, before they bowled out Bermuda for 93 in 16.5 overs. Canada’s total included 20 runs scored off the penultimate over.
The Canadian left-armer Kaleem Sana and the Canadian medium-pacer Jeremy Gordon both took three wickets as Bermuda lost their final six wickets for just 30 runs.