Canada and Denmark continued their winning ways as CWC Challenge League B continued yesterday in King City, Ontario.

Canada won the toss and elected to bat first against Qatar. Captain Navneet Dhaliwal led the way for his team with a knock of 103 and was assisted by Ravinderpal Singh who scored an unbeaten 56 from 43 balls. Muhammad Murad and Mohammed Nadeem both took three wickets for Qatar.

From 67-1 in the 14th over of their reply, Qatar collapsed and were bowled out for 91. Jeremy Gordon took 4-22 and Salman Nazar took 3-27 as the home team completed a 184 run win.

The match between Denmark and Singapore was a much closer affair. Denmark’s captain also scored a century with Hamid Shah scoring 138, his first career List A century. Surya Ahmed (39) and Zameer Khan (40) also contributed as Denmark scored 297-7 from their 50 overs.

Singapore’s reply was led by opener Rohan Rangarajan who scored 87, whilst Arjun Mutreja (43) and Manpreet Singh (44) also chipped in. However when they lost their ninth wicket from the last ball of the 46th over with 31 runs still to get, they were looking out of it.

But the last wicket pairing of Aryaman Sunil and Amjad Mahboob hung on in there, getting Singapore into a position where they needed ten from the last over. When Sunil hit the first ball of that over for six, Singapore were suddenly in with a real chance. Fortunately for Denmark though, Saud Munir held his nerve, conceding two from the next three and then taking a return chance to remove the final batter and secure a one run win.

Today is a rest day in Canada, with play resuming on Friday when Canada play Vanuatu and Denmark come up against Malaysia. There will be action in the Challenge League today though as the final leg of Group B gets underway in Jersey with Bermuda playing Italy.