The States flew out of the blocks and weren't seen again, posting eight straight wins out of eight in the tourrnament. They were rarely tested, and their united front belied the frankly stupid power struggle behind the scenes. Steven Taylor, an African-American teenager, started the tournament by belting ninety-five and finished it with back to back centuries to top the run charts.
The scrap for the second spot in the Qualifier wasn't the simple handover that everyone expected. The Caymans were out of it, their only win coming in a rain-decimated eight-over moo, and the Bahamas couldn't live with the top three either. The surprising force to be reckoned with was South American Suriname. They lost their first two matches against the States and Bermuda, but quickly rallied. They defeated the Bahamas and Caymans before shocking Bermuda on the final day with a Sauid Depaul fuelled five wicket win. Unfortunately, their previous game had been a defeat to the Bahamas, else things might have become hairy for the former ODI nation.
So, that finalised the Americas contingent at the Qualifier as: