Prolific left-handed opener Jeremy Solozano departed cheaply, bowled by fast bowler Colin Archibald for five at 16 for one before Brian Christmas edged medium pacer Deno Baker behind for 13 with the score on 42. Wharwood and captain Vikash Mohan (22) added 54 for the third wicket before Mohan was run out after failing to beat a throw from mid-off as he attempted a quick single. When Ewart Nicholson tapped a return catch back to off-spinner Tristan Hanley, T&T were in need of impetus and got it from two partnerships inspired by Pooran. He and Wharwood put on 48 for the fifth wicket before Wharwood finally departed after facing 109 balls and stroking five fours and three sixes, caught at cover by Duan Webbe off off-spinner and captain Akeem Saunders (2-91)
Pooran and Simmons then proceeded to decimate the Leewards attack in a brutal onslaught that raised 143 for the sixth wicket.
The left-handed wicketkeeper batsman belted the ball to all parts of the ground, storming to his fifty off 43 balls with three fours and four sixes.
He then required a mere 26 balls to reach three figures, counting eight fours and seven sixes overall. Simmons, meanwhile, matched his partner for stroke-play as he faced just 31 balls and cracked three fours and six sixes. Pooran eventually fell, caught by Colin Archibald at mid-off trying to clear the ground with Saunders in the 49th over. Opener Darren Hobson (4) and number three Shawn Tuitt (14) then fell cheaply to leave the Leewards on 50 for two before Webbe and Saunders staged a defiant partnership for the third wicket worth 40. Webbe, the other opener, scored 39 from 67 balls with a four and two sixes while Saunders chipped in with 27 off 41 balls with two fours and a six. Once Webbe was lbw to Simmons, however, the Leewards challenge faded.
J Solozano b Colin Archibald 5
S Wharwood c Webbe b Saunders 84
B Christmas c wkp Parris b Baker 13
V Mohan run out 22
E Nicholson c and b Hanley 16
N Pooran c Colin Archibald b Saunders 102
A Simmons not out 58
P Williams not out 2
Extras (b3, lb3, w18, nb6) 30
TOTAL (6 wkts, 50 overs) 332
Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-42, 3-96, 4-125, 5-173, 6-316.
Bowling: Colin Archibald 7-0-41-1, Joseph 5-0-20-0, Chavil Archibald 6-1-33-0, Baker 10-1-34-1, Hobson 3-0-25-0, Hanley 10-1-82-1, Saunders 9-0-91-1.
D Hobson run out 4
D Webbe lbw b Simmons 39
S Tuitt c wkp Pooran b Motilal 14
A Saunders st Pooran b Mohan 27
O Matthew c Wharwood b Simmons 10
D Bakers run out 10
D Parris c Wharwood b Mohan 3
Colin Archibald st Pooran b Simmons 5
T Hanley not out 16
Chavil Archibald st Pooran b Williams 6
A Joseph c Mohan b Christmas 5
Extras (b4, lb5, w12, nb1) 22
TOTAL (all out, 43.2 overs) 161
Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-50, 3-90, 4-108, 5-110, 6-115, 7-132, 8-133, 9-140, 10-161.
Bowling: Robertson 10-2-31-0, Williams 10-0-41-1, Motilal 7-0-30-1, Ali 5-0-14-0, Simmons 6-1-15-3, Mohan 4-0-16-2, Solozano 1-0-5-0, Christmas .2-0-0-1.
Result: T&T won by 171 runs.
Umpires: R Willoughby, D Rahamdani.
At Bayfield: Guyana beat Jamaica by five wickets
JAMAICA 198 for seven off 50 overs (Delbert Gayle 73 not out, Oshane Walters 66; Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai 3-35)
GUYANA 199 for five off 46 overs (Tagenarine Chanderpaul 58, Ricardo Adams 44, Shimron Hetmeyer 31; Odaine McCatty 1-4)
At Queen’s Park: Barbados beat ICC Americas by 30 runs
BARBADOS 218 for six off 45 overs (Shai Hope 113 not out, Shayne Moseley 55 Manny Aulakh 2-18, Nitish Kumar 2-33, Salman Ahmad 2-53)
ICC AMERICAS 188 off 45.4 overs (Steven Taylor 75, Nitish Kumar 26, Kamau Leverock 21,Chaim Holder 3-29, Craig St Hill 2-19) CMC