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T&T sets Guyana 376 to win
T&T dominated the third day’s play of their regional 4-day cricket clash against Guyana at the Queen’s Park Oval and now finds itself in a good position to force an outright victory on the final day today.
Set a daunting victory target of 376 runs, the Guyanese finished on 54 for one off 16.3 overs when the umpires called play. The scores were T&T 319 & 251/2 dec vs Guyana 195 and 54 for one. Today, the Guyanese will have a maximum of 90 overs to get 322 runs with nine wickets standing. Their only casualty yesterday evening was Assad Fudadin, who was bowled by Rayad Emrit for 19. Batting doggedly until the close was the left-handed Tagenarine Chanderpaul, 27 not out, and night watchman Devendra Bishoo, four.
Shannon Gabriel ensured a handsome first innings lead of 124 for T&T by taking the final Guyanese wicket with his first ball of the day which crashed into Ronsford Beaton’s stumps.
The Guyanese, with their backs against the wall, would have expected their bowlers to regain ground for them but that was not to be. Half-centuries from Adrian Barath, Lendl Simmons and Keiron Pollard and an unbeaten 48 from Darren Bravo spurred this country to 251 for two declared.
T&T openers Lendl Simmons and Adrian Barath batted them out the game with a very purposeful opening association of 144 runs. While Barath was cautious as he continued to work his way back into his form, Simmons was confident. He played many classic drives on the off side and was brutal on the leg side as he time and again lifted the Guyanese bowlers over the inner ring.
Barath showed glimpses of his attractive stroke play, and while they batted T&T looked the part. Guyana continued to persevere and just before the tea break they got their first cheer when substitute fielder Shemroy Barrington took a brilliant catch to send back Barath for 56. His third half-century in his last four innings came in 216 minutes off 134 balls with seven fours.
When he trudged off, the equation for Guyana was already complex—T&T 268 runs ahead with nine wickets in hand. At his fall, Simmons continued to motor on and reached 70 before a wild swing at Narsingh Deonarine ended his second half-century of the match. His final figures read 237 minutes, 171 balls six fours and a six. With T&T looking to declare and give itself enough time to bowl out the Guyanese in this match, Pollard was sent in and he plastered the bowling to all parts of the ground. It was like child's play for the burly right-hander as he pushed the scoring rate along very quickly.
Just 29 balls after his arrival at the crease, he was saluting the crowd on reaching 50. He struck three fours and four sixes. Bravo joined in the fun and launched an assault of his own, sending one of the sixes over the Media Centre and into the playing field at King George V Park. Soon after, skipper Ramdin called in his batsmen but Pollard and Bravo looked hesitant to walk off as the latter was just two runs short of his second half-century of the match. Play on the final day, today, begins at 10 am.
T&T vs GUYANA
T&T 1st inns 319
Guyana 1st inns 195
T&T 2nd inns
A Barath c sub b Permaul 56
L Simmons c Christian b Deonarine 70
D Bravo not out 48
K Pollard not out 54
Extras nb1, w8, b4, lb10 23
Total for 2 dec 251
Fall of wkts: 144, 165.
Bowling: R Beaton 13-4-28-0, A Fudadin 3.5-0-12-0, Wintz 0.1-0-0-0, V Permaul 17-1-78-1, S Chanderpaul 7-5-5-0, D Bishoo 15-1-65-0, N Deonarine 10-2-44-1.
Guyana 2nd inns
A Fudadin b Emrit 19
T Chanderpaul not out 27
D Bishoo not out 4
Extras nb3, w1 4
Total for one wicket 54
Fall of wkts: 45.
Bowling: S Gabriel 3-1-5-0, D Bravo 3-0-18-0, S Narine 5-1-21-0, R Emrit 3-0-10-1, A Jaggernauth 2-2-0-0.
At National Stadium:
Jamaica vs Windward Islands
JAMAICA 207 (Nikita Miller 55, Dave Bernard 52) and 97 all out (Odean Brown 27; Darren Sammy 4-20, Shane Shillingford 4-45)
WINDWARDS 130 all out (Devon Smith 49, Johnson Charles 30; Nikita Miller 2-16, Tamar Lambert 2-27, Brown 2-31) and 83 (Tyrone Theophile 20; Nikita Miller 7-30, Odean Brown 3-17). Jamaica won by 91 runs.
At 3W’s Oval: CCC lead by 270 runs.
CCC vs Leeward Islands
CCC 180 all out (Raymon Reifer 45, Shacaya Thomas 35; Larry Joseph 3-32, Gavin Tonge 3-55, Anthony Martin 2-36) and 333 for six (Raymon Reifer 85, Anthony Alleyne 71, Floyd Reifer 48, Shacaya Thomas 21, Akeem Dewar 20; Anthony Martin 3-112, Tonito Willett 2-79)
LEEWARDS 243 (Steve Liburd 53, Tonito Willett 44, Devon Thomas 40, Kieran Powell 28, Anthony Martin 24; Kevin McClean 3-39, Kesrick Williams 2-37)
At Desmond Haynes Oval
ZIMBABWE 255–8 decl. (Masakadza 112; Warrican 2-48, Cotterell 1-30)
SAGICOR HPC 213–7 (Y Cariah 36 no, K Hope 62, M Samuels 55; Cremer 5-74, Jarvis 2-37)
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