Updated: October 3, 2023 at 09:24 PM
Keeping the pressure on: Canada has a big win over Panama (Photo by Ras Mikal)
Northfield: (Canada won the toss): Canada beat Panama by 163 points
Opening batsman Aaron Johnson’s wicked 121 runs, off 59 deliveries, powered Canada to a huge win over Panama and kept the pressure on Bermuda in the race for the T20 World Cup.
Man of the Match Johnson, the first batsman to score a hundred in the tournament, belted eleven fours and six fours to claim the best knock of his career as Canada made 230 for four in 20 overs. Panama only managed 67 from 17.1 returns.
Johnson is not giving up the fight to play on the biggest stage ever and sees it as his responsibility to help boost his team’s run rate.
“Net run rate is very important to us,” Johnson said.
“We know we have a lot of work to do and I’m really happy that we’re fighting back. We’re showing spirit as a team and showing what we’re made of. We’re coming together strong and let’s see how we prepare.
“The wicket was a little tough early on, and the ball was also a little slow, so it took some time to get used to the pace of the wicket, but it was a good hit for me and the Canadian team.”