Cyprus emerge as favourites to win Div 4 Championships
Sun, Sep 13, 2009 11:45 AM
Cyprus goes into the last day of the European Division Four Championships at Happy Valley as favourites to win the tournament.
Its comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Luxembourg, along with Austria's defeat to neighbours Switzerland leaves Cyprus top of the table, with a vastly superior run rate going into the final round of games.
Victory against Finland on Sunday will be enough to guarantee its promotion to Division Three.
The hosts bowled out Luxembourg for 111 and knocked off the runs in less than 20 overs, with an unbeaten 52 from Kapila Wickramathanthrigie, his third score of 50 or more this week.
Switzerland ended Austria's 100 per cent record in the big match on the penultimate day of the tournament, with a 76-run victory over its rivals. Skipper A Nazir (74 in 80 balls) and S Muhammad (55) helped Switzerland post a huge total of 239 all out while Austria was dismissed for just 163 in less than 37 overs.
Finland won the battle of the basement teams, with its 167-run victory giving its first win of the week and condemning Slovenia to last place.
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