Taibu stars as Zimbabwe thrash Canada by 175 runs in World Cup clash

February 28th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Nagpur, Feb 28(ANI): Zimbabwean wicketkeeper-batsman Tatenda Taibu hit 98 on Monday to help his side thrash Canada by 175 runs in their World Cup Group A encounter at Nagpur’s Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.

Zimbabwe scored 298-9 in their 50 overs after winning the toss and choosing to bat, while Canada was all out for 123 in 42.1 overs.

Taibu hit nine fours in his 99-ball innings, and added 181 runs for the third wicket with Craig Ervine (85).

Leg-spinner Balaji Rao was the most successful bowler for Canada, as he finished with match figures off 4-57 from 10 overs.

The Zimbabweans easily defended their score with five spinners sharing the wickets.

Ray Price took 3-16 from eight overs, while Graeme Cremer picked up 3-31 from 9.1 overs.

Brief scorecard: Zimbabwe 298-9 (Taibu 98, Ervine 85; Rao 4-57)

Canada 123 all out (Price 3-16, Cremer 3-31) (ANI)

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