MUSCAT, Oman – Matthew Spoors hit an unbeaten 73 to help Canada defeat Germany by six wickets in classification play Tuesday at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A.
The Canadian men will now face Bahrain on Thursday to decide fifth place at the eight-country tournament.
The United Arab Emirates and Ireland won their semifinals Tuesday to book their ticket to the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia later this year.
The U.A.E. defeated Nepal by 68 runs while Ireland posted a 56-run victory over Oman. Bahrain beat the Philippines by 91 runs in the classification round.
The Germans made life difficult for Canada, which reached its victory target of 132 with just three balls to spare.
Canada won the toss and elected to field first, restricting the Germans to 131 for six in their 20 overs at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground. Michael Richardson led the German batsmen with 35 runs off 33 balls before being bowled by Spoors.