Guyana fall 10 runs short of Jamaica

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Shivnarine Chanderpaul[www.inewsguyana.com]A century from batsman Nkrumah Bonner’s century and a fast bowling combination from Andre Russell and Sheldon Cottrell gave Jamaica a 10-run victory over Guyana in their NAGICO Super50 Regional cricket match at the Queen’s Park Oval on Saturday.

Bonner’s unbeaten 122 pushed the reggae island to 243 for 7 from their 50 overs before Russell and Cottrell then restricted Guyana to 233 all out.

Winning the toss, the Jamaicans took first blood and found it hard to score against a tight bowling attack, with Bonner’s century, Andre McCarthy’s 27 and an unbeaten 20 from Miller being the only sizable scores.

Veerasammy Permaul (2-45) and Ronsford Beaton (2-56) both took two wickets each for Guyana.

Guyana had the match in their grasp when they were cruising on 96-2, following an opening partnership of 88 runs between Trevon Griffith (37) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (65).

But the slide began following Chanderpaul’s departure with only Assad Fudadin (21) threatened to bring the game back before a wild shot got him caught at mid – wicket.

Only Anthony Bramble (14) and Veerasammy Permaul (17 not out) from that point got into double figures.

Guyana reached 233 from 49.5 overs with Russell finished with 3-51 and Cottrell 3-62.

The Jamaicans finished unbeaten with 13 points while Guyana take the second qualifying spot in the Group with nine points.

 

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