After the conclusion of the East Asia Pacific Trophy, the 2016 World Twenty20 bandwagon moved onto Florida for Division Two of the Americas Championship, with promoted Argentina taking on the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and Suriname.

With the tragic events in Australia in the minds of cricketers everywhere, all four matches yesterday were preceded by a minutes silence in memory of Philip Hughes.

In their morning match against the Bahamas, Argentina won the toss and chose to bat first. They struggled, only able to post 96-9 from their 20 overs. The Bahamas almost took their entire quota of overs to complete a five wicket win, Ryan Tappin top scoring with an unbeaten 44.

The other match of the morning saw Suriname bat first after losing the toss against the Cayman Islands. The match was reduced to 14 over contest after some early morning rain, and Suriname made 84-6 from their allotted overs. The Caymans fell just short as they were kept to 79-6 in reply.

Suriname took on Argentina in their afternoon match, with the Argentinians batting first after winning the toss. Argentina's innings started poorly as they lost two wickets without scoring in the first over. Martin Siri and Hernan Williams put on 43 for the fifth wicket, but that was the sole bright spot in their innings as they were restricted to 96-8 from their 20 overs, Carlton Baker taking 3-20.

Suriname lost wickets in reply, but managed to hold on and ensure that they ended day one on top of the table as they won by four wickets in 18.3 overs.

The highest team score of the day came as the Cayman Islands scored 122-6 from their 20 overs after being put in to bat by the Bahamas. Ryan Bovell top scored for them with an unbeaten 34. The Bahamas lost by 32 runs when they could only score 90-7 from their 20 overs.

The tournament will continue today, with Bahamas playing Suriname and Argentina playing the Cayman Islands in the morning. The afternoon will see they Cayman Islands take on Suriname and the Bahamas play Argentina.


Bahamas beat Argentina by 5 wickets
Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, 27 November
Argentina 96-9 (20 overs)
Bahamas 97-5 (19.4 overs, R Tappin 44*)

Suriname beat Cayman Islands by 5 runs
Brian Piccolo Park, 27 November
Suriname 84-6 (14 overs)
Cayman Islands 79-6 (14 overs)

Suriname beat Argentina by 4 wickets
Brian Piccolo Park, 27 November
Argentina 96-8 (20 overs, C Baker 3-20)
Suriname 97-6 (18.3 overs)

Cayman Islands beat Bahamas by 32 runs
Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, 27 November
Cayman Islands 122-6 (20 overs)
Bahamas 90-7 (20 overs)