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Joseph, Louis bowl Hurricanes to crucial win

Monday, March 20, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica—

Chasing 149 to win at Sabina Park on the third day of the day/night contest, the hosts collapsed to 114 all out, with the 20-year-old Joseph picking up five for 43—his fourth five-wicket haul in only his 15th first class game.

Fellow pacer Louis, 21, finished with four for 23 to add to his four from the first innings, and end with match figures of eight for 27 which were good enough to earn him Man-of-the-Match honours.

Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood resisted with a top score of 47, an innings lasting 90 deliveries and a shade under 2-1/4 hours, and including four fours and a six. But the right-hander found little support and his 37-run, eighth wicket stand with Jerome Taylor (19) was the best of the innings.

Earlier, Hurricanes fought their way to 133—the highest innings total of the game—after resuming on a precarious 31 for five.

A whopping 25 wickets fell on Saturday’s second day after the first day was abandoned due to persistent rain. (CMC)