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Khan stars but T&T can’t force victory

Published: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017

T&T Red Force leg-spinner Imran Khan was at the top of his game yesterday on the final day of his team’s clash against the Jamaica Scorpions, but still couldn’t bring victory to the locals at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.

Khan was brilliant with the ball in taking 6/59, as Jamaica resuming the final day on 29 for one, crashed to 141 all out, setting T&T a victory target of 193 in the final session.

Batting a second time in the match, the locals took ten runs off the first over but Jamaica skipper Paul Palmer spread the field and made boundary hitting a difficult affair.

In the end the chase was aborted and the match called off as a draw with the Red Force on 84/3. They lost openers Jeremy Solozano for 17, Amir Jangoo for eight and the promoted Roshan Primus for nine.

Skipper Denesh Ramdin was left unbeaten on 31 off 42 balls and first innings hero Tion Webster made 15 not out of 30 balls.

On the final day, Khan bowled 34 out his 37 overs of leg-spinners, at a much quicker pace and his length was impeccable, as the Jamaicans found him difficult to negotiate. He ripped apart the Jamaican top and middle order to reduce them to 48 for four.

Palmer and Durval Green got together and posted 52 runs for the fifth wicket. The left-handed Palmer kept the middle order together and although Khan removed Green caught and bowled for 30, Palmer was still able to inch 41 runs from the rest of the batsmen before Khary Pierre finally dismissed him for 52.

The next encounter for the T&T Red Force will be against the Windwards Volcanoes from Thursday at the Queen’s Park Oval.

SCOREBOARD

Red Force vs Scorpions
Scorpions 1st Inns 432
Red Force 1st inns 379/7 dec
Scorpions 2nd inns
(overnight 29/1)
T Griffith c Richards b Primus.........................................10
G Garvey b Khan...............................................................20
A Fudadin c Jangoo b Khan...........................................8
B King lbw Richards.........................................................3
P Palmer lbw Pierre..........................................................52
D Green c & b Khan..........................................................30
R Morris c Solozano b Khan............................................5
F Allen b Khan...................................................................0
D Bulli lbw Khan................................................................3
J Dawes not out................................................................2
P Harrison c Charles b Pierre..........................................3
Extras 3b, 2nb....................................................................5
Total all out.........................................................................141
Fall of wkt: 18, 37, 40, 48, 100, 106, 106, 119, 137, 141.
Bowling: M Richards 11-6-13-1, R Primus 5-2-16-1, I Khan 37-12-59-6, K Pierre 19-5-40-2, B Charles 11-7-10-0.
Red Force 2nd inns
A Jangoo c Morrison b Green........................................8
J Solozano b Green...........................................................17
R Primus run out...............................................................9
D Ramdin not out.............................................................31
T Webster not out.............................................................15
Extras 1lb, 3w.....................................................................4
Total for 3 wkts..................................................................84.
Fall of wkts: 26, 29, 41.
Bowling: D Green 9-0-55-2, J Dawes 7-0-23-0, P Harrison 2-0-2-0, B King 1-0-3-0.
Result: Match drawn.