Canada won its first match of the World Twenty20 Qualifier when they defeated Uganda by 44 runs last Tuesday, at the Skeikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Canada elected to bat first scored 137 for 7 wickets in their 20 overs with Jimmy Hansra topscoring with an undefeated 58 and skipper Ashish Bagai made 40, the only two batsmen to reach double figures.
Uganda in reply were all out for 93 in 17.2 overs. Jeremy Gordon took 2 for 9 and Abzal Dean picked up 2 for 16.
It was a much- needed first win for the Canadians who lost three straight games in the tournament.
Canada in their opening match on November 15th lost to United States by 5 wickets.
In their second match on November 16th against Ireland, they lost by 2 runs and in their third match against Hong Kong on November 18th they lost by 53 runs.
Canada is in Group A and has three remaining matches to play. On Friday, November 22nd they play host United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. On November 23rd they play Namibia and their final match is against Italy on Sunday, November 24th.
The play-offs start Tuesday, November 26th in Sharjah, the semi-finals start November 29th and the final is on November 30th in Abu Dhabi.