Hemraj unbeaten ton helps Guyana crush West Indies B

Chandrapaul Hemraj

An unbeaten century from Chandrapaul Hemraj anchored Guyana Jaguars’ crushing 9-wicket win over West Indies B, in group A of the CWI Super50 Cup at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on Sunday.

After winning the toss and electing to field, the Jaguars took wickets at regular intervals to leave West Indies B all out for 192.  In pursuit, the Guyana unit was hardly ruffled as they coasted to the total with 130 balls remaining and having lost just one wicket.

For West Indies B  opener Kimani Melius put 20 runs on the board before being dismissed by Raymond Reifer when the team opened the innings.  His opening partner Keagan Simmons (44) and Kirstan Kallicharan (44) out 57 runs on the board for the second partnership.  The dismissal of Simmons, who was bowled by Clinton Pestano in the 25th over, triggered a middle order collapse, which saw middle order batsmen Marlon Samuels, Yannic Cariah, Tevin Imlach and Leonardo Julien combine to add just 25 runs to the total.  Pestano, Reifer and Hemraj claimed two wickets a piece.

In response, West Indies B struck early when Trevon Griffith (14) was caught by Imlach off the bowling of Chemar Holder.  Christopher Barnwell, who ended with 61 off 71 deliveries, joined Hemraj at the crease and the two put on 153 for the second wicket to end the contest. (SportsMax)


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