ICC Americas Division 3, Buenos Aires, 2008
The Americas Division 3 tournament, played in Buenos Aires from 12th – 16th Feb, 2008, had a stunning climax when three teams could win the tournament before the final ball of the tournament.
The eventual winners were the Turks and Caicos Islands. They enter the world cricket ranking table in 59th position.
Second place went to Chile on account of their lower net run rate. They remain in 61st position with a gain of 28 points. Belize finished third. They dropped four positions to 70th with a loss of 66 points.
Peru played well in their first ICC tournament and finished fourth. They enter the ranking table in 75th position. Brazil finished fifth, but had a big say in the final tournament result as they inflicted Chile’s only defeat. They dropped two places to 82nd with a loss of 8 points
Game One: Turks and Caicos beat Peru by 8 wickets.
St Albans, 11 February.
Peru 83 (42.2 overs, R Doughty 4-18)
Turks and Caicos 86-2 (16.5 overs, M Baptiste 44*)
Man of the Match: R Doughty (Turks)
Game Two: Chile beat Peru by 54 runs.
St Albans, 13 February.
Chile 203 (48.3 overs, T Messner 57, K Zeb 43, G Sargent 3-52)
Peru 149 (38 overs, A Nadeem 53, D Lakmal 49)
Man of the Match: T Messner (Chile)
Game Three: Belize beat Peru by 34 runs.
Hurlingham, 15 February.
Belize 223/9 (50 overs, W Anthony 50, M Anthony 35, Javed Iqbal 3-32)
Peru 189 (48 Overs, Chris Abbott 61, Javed Iqbal 28)
Man of the Match: Javed Iqbal (Peru)
Game Four: Peru beat Brazil by 63 runs.
Hurlingham, 16 February.
Peru 136 (33.1 overs, I Hildebrand 37, H De Wit 37, J Khemani 3-43)
Brazil 73 (28.2 overs, T Sanford 3-15, A Nadeem 3-23, A Sharma 3-34)
Man of the Match: A Sharma (Peru)
Other Games and Reports
Day 1: 11th Feb, 2008: Chile vs Belize
Day 2: 12th Feb, 2008: Chile vs Turks & Caicos; Brazil vs Belize
Day 3: 13th Feb 2008: Brazil vs Turks & Caicos
Day 4: 15th Feb 2008: Brazil vs Chile
Day 5: 16th Feb 2008: Belize vs Turks & Caicos.pdf