Guyana beat Barbados in low scoring contest
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad - Guyana beat Barbados by 42 runs in the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament at Queen’s Park Oval here last night.
Chasing 109 to win, Barbados were bowled out for 66 in 17.2 overs. Shane Dowrich topscored with 18. Medium-pacer Christopher Barnwell took two for 11, off-spinner Steven Jacobs, two for 13 and skipper and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul, two for 14 to send the Bajans crashing out.
Barbados won the toss and sent Guyana in and they were bowled out for 108 off 19 overs.
Opener Shivnarine Chanderpaul topscored with 23 off 27 balls with two fours. Medium-pacer Smith took two for 14 and left-arm spinner Benn, two for 22, both off three overs for the Bajans.
Trevon Griffith was bowled by pacer Best for 16 (29-1; 4.3 overs); Ramnaresh Sarwan, cutting, was bowled off the inside edge by seamer Carlos Brathwaite for one (36-2; 5.4 overs). Chanderpaul was well caught at long-off by Mayers off off-spinner Ashley Nurse (63-3; 10 overs); Deonarine was leg before wicket by Smith for 13 (63-4; 10.2 overs).
Royston Crandon came in and was leg before wicket by a yorker from Smith for nought (63-5; 10.3 overs); Jonathan Foo, driving wildly, was caught at slip by Smith off Benn for 11 (85-6; 14.4 overs); Jacobs, trying to play through the onside, was caught at extra-cover by Fidel Edwards off Benn for nought (85-7; 14.5 overs).
Barnwell was then caught at long-off by Mayers off left-arm spinner Ryan Hinds for 12 (89-8; 16 overs); captain Veerasammy Permaul was run out for five (100-9; 18 overs) and Derwin Christian was caught at point by Smith off fast bowler Edwards for 12 to end the Guyana innings with Devendra Bishoo not out on two.
When Barbados replied, Guyana made early inroads to stay on course for their hard fought victory.
Skipper Dwayne Smith was bowled by off-spinner Steven Jacobs for nought as he pushed forward (0-1; 0.4 overs); Ryan Hinds was run out for one (4-2; 2 overs); Justin Brathwaite was caught and bowled by Jacobs for three (4-3; 2.2 overs).
Shane Dowrich tried to rebuild but was given out leg before wicket as he swept at off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine for 18 (42-4; 10 overs). Jonathan Carter, who supported Dowrich, was caught at long-off by Shivnarine Chanderpaul off medium-pacer Christopher Barnwell for 17 (44-5; 10.4 overs); Kyle Mayers was run out for one (54-6; 12.4 overs); Ashley Nurse was leg before wicket on the back foot by Barnwell for nought (54-7; 12.5 overs) and Carlos Brathwaite was run out for ten (56-8; 14 overs).
Sulieman Benn was caught Sarwan off Permaul for 9 (66-9; 15.2 ov) and Fidel Edwards stumped by wicketkeeper Derwin Christian off Permaul for 0 (66-10; 17.2 ov) to herald Guyanese celebrations.
Steven Jacobs was named man-of-the-match for his bowling effort.
The action continues today with Leeward Islands Vs Jamaica in the first match at Queen’s Park Oval and that will be followed by Combined Campuses & Colleges Vs Barbados in the evening game.
Guyana next play Trinidad and Tobago in a big evening game tomorrow that has been reportedly sold out. The earlier contest pits Windward Islands against Leeward Islands.