[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyanese Spinner Verasammy Permaul showcased his talents in the West Indies three day warm up game against an Uttar Pradesh 11 in India as they warm up for their two test tour of the sub continent
The Guyanese spinner repaid captain Darren Sammy’s selection with 2 of the 5 wickets to fall so far in the host’s chase of the regional unit’s 1st innings total of 466 all out as well as a solid 46 not out with the bat.
Completing a total of 17 overs for his two wickets with an economy rate of 3 and a half runs an over, the Berbecian was easily the choice for the St. Lucian Sammy who himself chipped in with 1 wicket in his 10 overs with an economy rate of 3.3
The other 2 wickets in the host’s 206 for 5 day two stumps score came compliments of Tino Best and Sheldon Cotterell.
For Pradesh’s batting thus far, Tanmay Srivastava (23), Mukul Dagar (42), Mohammad Kaif (16), Arish Alam (0) and Prashant Gupta (39) are the wickets to fall while at the crease is Parvinder Singh on 78 and Amir Khan yet to come off the mark.
Eariler, another brilliant batting display from the West Indian middle order pair of Narsingh Deonarine (94) and Shivnarine Chanderpual (112) gave the regional outfit a fighting chance.
Chanderpual’s 112 came off 153 deliveries with 16 fours and 2 sixes while Deonarine’s total came from 129 with 11 fours and 3 sixes.
Chris Gayle (18), Keiran Powell (64), Darren Bravo (61), Marlon Samuels (12), Denesh Ramdin (2), Darren Sammy (10), Permaul (46*), Tino Best (35), Sheldon Cottrell (6) were the other Windies batsmen.
Imtiaz Ahmed bagged 5 wickets for 117 runs off 25 overs with support from R.P. Singh with 3 for 86 off 24.3 and Alam 1 for 57 off 16. Pradesh are in Trail by 260 runs with 5 wickets and a day in hand.