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All-rounder Batoosingh shines for Central U-15
Siba Batoosingh’s brilliant all-round performance yesterday at Caroni Savannah took the Central Zone close to victory at the end of day one in their two-day match against South West in the BGTT Under-15 InterZone competition.
In this competition, each team will bat twice, with both teams batting the same number of overs in each innings. In the first innings of this encounter, each team got thirty overs to bat, while they will get sixty-two overs in the second innings. The number of overs each team will bat in the second innings will vary from match to match, depending on the time remaining.
Batoosingh took 3/16 with his off-break bowling and later in the day struck 95. Central, which won the toss, decided to bowl first. Batoosingh’s spell along with Emilio Gopaul’s 2/16 restricted South West to 74 all out in 21.1 overs. Jordan Hansraj top-scored with 23 for South West.
In reply, Central scored at almost seven runs per over (6.83), getting to 205/3 off their 30 overs. Right-handed Batoosingh was ably supported by Christian Turton (41) and Gopaul (36). In their second turn at the crease, South West struggled again, limping their way to 93/6 off 44 overs at the close. South West will resume their second innings today still 38 runs behind with only four wickets in hand.
AT CARONI SAVANNAH: South West 74 (21.1 overs) (Jordan Hansraj 23, Nicholas Ramnarine 19, Siba Batoosingh 3/16, Emilio Gopaul 2/16) and 93/6 (44 overs) vs Central 205/3 (30 overs) (Batoosingh 95, Christian Turton 41, Gopaul 36)
AT EVERGREEN GROUND: South 87 (26.2 overs) (Dennis Ramnath 17, Yogishwar Persad 12, Daniel Asoon 12, Jase Asoon 2/13) and 100/1 (20 overs) (Simmion Ramjattan 64, Aaron Sinanan 25 no) vs South East 99/7 (30 overs) (Abrahim Ali 37, Vishal Roopnarine 20, Ramnath 3/24, D Asoon 2/12, Vishal Gunness 2/34)
AT FATIMA GROUND: North 119/5 (30 overs) (K Romain 47, T Phillip 29, T Luis 3/15) vs Tobago 117/8 (30 overs) (J James 40, O. James 16, Tyron Job 3/27, Romain 1/24)
AT BROOKYLN RECREATION GROUND: North East 39 (Rondell Barnwell 10) vs East 70/1 (Keegan Simmons 51)