3 March, Canada v New Zealand, Benoni
Ishwar Maraj (Canada)
As Cyclone Davison continued to put the wind up the Black Caps in Benoni, Ishwar Maraj added to the excitement with a magnificent display of total inertia. Nothing could move him - or so it seemed. Together, the Canadian openers had put together a creditable first-wicket partnership of 21 in 26 balls of which Maraj's contribution was, er, 0 off 14. However, when Shane 'Mister' Bond rapped him on the toe, he had to hop it back to the pavilion.
DD rating - 8 lilypads
Breadcrumb moment - NRR (The I.C.C.)
After New Zealand had managed to dismiss the plucky Canadians for 196, the contest was nicely set up for a bit of 'crash bang wallop'. We expected fireworks - what we got was, for a while, almost sensational - 1-19, 2-31, 3-32. New Zealand certainly needed to win in double-quick time, but they had to win first. The scene was set for mayhem as the Kiwis continually sought to climb all over the Canadian bowlers - and they did too. Austin Codrington finished with the Shoaibesque figures of 0-33 off just two overs which, coupled with his exploits in the misfield, sorry, field and a half-hour seven made it a day the Jamaican-born seamer will want to forget. In all, five Black Caps perished by the sword as the Chinook which is John Davison added to his collection of gold watches and top-flight international scalps with another excellent all-round display. New Zealand were still in the tournament - just.
Nigel Clough's Black and White Army, beating Forest away with 10 men