23 February, Canada v West Indies,
Austin Codrington (Canada)
Second duck on the trot for Austin - he's getting the hang of it now. Vasbert Drakes put it on the spot, a snick, Ridley Jacobs with the simplest of catches, thank you and goodbye. A solitary ball faced, but one of the poorest first-ball ducks you could ever hope to see - even if it was Vasbert bowling. So close, though. At the non-strikers end on the previous ball, he came within a coat of paint of being run out without facing a ball.
DD rating - 1 lilypad, but so nearly the perfect 10.
Barry Seebaran (Canada)
The only Canadian the Sri Lankans couldn't dismiss. All right, all right, so he didn't face a ball, being marooned at the non-strikers end - he still wasn't out. No disgrace, our Barry. What could Vasbert do to trouble him after carrying his bat so valiantly last week? Well, bowl to him for a start. Just once. P is for PAD er sorry, done that already.
DD rating - 3 lilypads
Breadcrumb moment - John Davison (Canada)
Mervyn Dillon to John Davison, just the 67th ball of his innings. Dillon, unused to the savagery which has been unleashed in his direction over the previous hour or so, whistles one in towards the batsmans wicket. A lofted drive back over the bowlers head - so sweet, the Canadians timing was today - and the ball thuds full pitch into the boundary boards for his fifth six. More to the point, it brought Davison past 100 for the first time in a one-day international. More to the point still, it was the joint fifth fastest of all time in ANY one-day international and the fastest ever in the World Cup. The Canadian guest commentator uttered two words - 'Holy Cow!' I second that. Breadcrumbs? Give him the whole loaf.
Nigel Clough's Black and White Army, beating Forest away with 10 men
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