Shivnarine Chanderpaul struck his second half-century of the competition to lead Guyana Jaguars to a comprehensive seven-wicket win over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)/NAGICO Super50 Competition on Friday.
Playing at the St Paul’s ground, St Kitts, the Hurricanes made 172 all out from 49.4 overs and in reply Jaguars made 174-3 from 46.2 overs.
Contrary to their last game against Windward Volcanoes, the Jaguars got off to a solid start with openers Assad Fudadin and Vishaul Singh taking the score to 65 in the 21st over after which Fudadin (27) fell leg before to leg spinner Odean Browne.
Singh went via the same route to Browne for a well played 44 with the score on 82 in the 27th over.
Captain Leon Johnson and the experienced Chanderpaul brought up the team’s hundred in the 31st over. Johnson (13) was then caught by Daron Cruickshank off the bowling of Nkrumah Bonner to leave the score at 117-3 from 34.3 overs.
It proved to be the last wicket to fall as the next batsman Raymon Reifer and Chanderpaul forged an unbroken 57-run partnership to seal the win with 3.4 overs to spare. Chanderpaul ended on 57 while Reifer was on 16. Browne picked up 2-31 from his 10 overs.
Earlier, the Hurricanes won the toss and batted first; debutant fast bowler Romario Shepherd picked up the wickets of Shane Jeffers and Montcin Hodge to leave the Hurricanes reeling at 8-2 in 2.5 overs.
Bonner went leg before to Steven Jacobs for 18 then Chesney Hughes went for a well played 33 lbw to Veerasammy Permaul to leave Hurricanes 60-4 from 18.5 overs.
Captain Jahmar Hamilton was bowled for 13 attempting a wild hack off left-arm seamer Reifer to leave the Hurricanes 108-6 in the 39th over. Rahkeem Cornwell (35) and Jacques Taylor (18) staged a lower fight to help get the team to a respectable score of 172.
Shepherd ended with 3-37 from 10 overs and was deemed Man-of-the match; while Reifer and Crandon picked up two wickets a piece.
The Guyana Jaguars play their final Group B game tomorrow (Sunday January 17) at Warner Park in St Kitts. Match starts at 13:30hrs.
Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force defeated ICC Americas by nine wickets; Playing at Queen’s Park Oval, ICC Americas made 81 all out (26 overs) Srimantha Wijeyeratne 30; Imran Khan 4-25. In reply Red Force 84-1 (12.5 overs) Kyle Hope 40
In addition, Barbados Pride won by 73 runs against Jamaica Scorpions; Playing at National Cricket Centre, Barbados Pride made 246-9 (50 overs) Dwayne Smith 86; John Campbell 3-57. In reply Jamaica Scorpions 173 All Out (46.5 Overs) Campbell 42; Jonathan Carter 3-26