Dec 12, 2008 Sports
Braithwaite top scores as Barbados beat Guyana by 27 runs
By Sean Devers in Trinidad In association with Igloo Ice Cream,
Pepsi, Smalta, TCL, Demerara Power Company, Lifetime Reality & Noble
Prolific young batsman Kraig Braithwaite top scored with a patient 79, while fast bowler Jason Holder took 3-42 in a Man-of-the-Match performance to spearhead Barbados to a 27-run victory against Guyana at Gilbert Park yesterday in the opening round of the inaugural Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board 50-overs regional under-17 cricket competition.
Braithwaite hit just two fours in his sedate 125-ball 79 before he fell in the 48th over, while Roston Chase stroked four fours and a six in his 74-ball 50 as Barbados were dismissed for 198 in 49.5 overs.
Braithwaite and Chase joined forces after two wickets fell at 26 and dded 72 in 19 overs for the third wicket before left-arm spinner Jamally Odle took 4-37 from 7.5 overs and got support from Seon Daniels (2-39) and Clinton Pestano 2-21.
The Guyanese in reply fell for 171 in 47.4 overs as most of the batsmen perished to injudicious shots. Only Dayanand Roopnarine and Clinton Pestano, with 30 each, passed 25 as Skipper Holder was the best of the bowlers for Barbados.
Barbados won the toss and elected to bat on a slow track and heavy outfield and were kept on a tight lease in sunny conditions by the new ball pair of Daniels and left-arm seamer Andre Stoll. Braithwaite and Shane Dowrick took the score to 26 before medium pacer Pestano struck twice in his first over to leave the score on 26-2 in 11 overs.
Dowrick (9) was leg before while Jomal Jordan was caught behind by skipper Dexter Solomon for a second ball duck.
Braithwaite, a West Indies under-15 and Barbados under-19 opener, stroked Pestano to the cover boundary while Chase clipped him over mid-wicket for a boundary as the Bajans tried to the free the shackles. Chase pulled off-spinner Ricardo Devers to the mid-wicket boundary before greeting the off-spin of Delon Fernandes with a six over deep mid-wicket to reach his 50 from 73 balls with four fours and a six.
The tall right-hander was then deceived in the flight and stumped by Solomon off Devers in the 30th over to leave Barbados on 102-3.
Jason Holder joined the compact Braithwaite, who seemed intent on batting out the overs and the towering Holder lofted Devers for a six in a rapid 19 before he was trapped leg before to Daniels to leave the score on 134-4 in the 39th over.
Kyle Mayers joined the rock-solid Braithwaite, who reached his 50 from 99 balls with a solitary boundary, and the pair took the score to 143 before West Indies under-15 leg-spinner Amir Khan, who had 0-24 from his 10 overs, held a good catch at deep mid-wicket to remove Mayers (6) off Odle in the 40th over.
Braithwaite stroked Daniels elegantly through wide mid-on for four before Dario Cummins (5), one of four players with regional under-19 experience in the Barbados team, was then bowled in the same over as Barbados slipped to 159-6 in the 43rd over.
Odle then bowled Marques Clarke (5) at 172-7 in the 46th over while Braithwaite, who turned 16 this month, missed a big swing at Stoll and was bowled at 195-8 before Odle wrapped up the tail as Barbados were bowled in the final over.
By lunch Guyana were 10 without loss off five overs with Quincy Ovid-Richardson on six and Herell Greene on one. After the interval Ovid-Richardson (7) played around a ball from Clarke and was leg before at 15-1 in the seventh over.
Odle (the grandson of former West Indies Wicket-Keeper Milton Pydanna) and Greene, the first player from the Essequibo Coast Village of Queenstown to represent Guyana in cricket at any level, carried the score to 38 before Odle (14) drove Holder to short extra cover in the 12th over.
Greene, who faced 46 balls for his 12, was leg before to Holder at 43-3 while Delon Fernandes, dropped on two off a full toss from off-spinner Chase, failed to capitalize on his luck and with his score on nine, hit the off-spinner straight to mid-off to leave Guyana on 66-4 in the 20th over.
Dayanand Roopnarine used his feet and stroked left-arm spinner Mayers over extra cover for four and along with Pestano added 35 for the fifth wicket before Roopnarine, who hit four fours from 54 balls in his 30, was leg before to left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican at 99-5 in the 29th over.
Watched by a handful of spectators, the Guyanese struggled to get the ball away as Chase (10-4-18-1) and Warrican (10-2-37-1) operated in tandem. Pestano eased the pressure with consecutive boundaries off left arm spinner Kevin Earl before he responded late to a call for a single from Solomon and was run out at 127-6 in the 39th over. His 30 lasted 58 balls and included five fours.
Khan was then run out without facing a ball at 141-8 while Solomon who hit a solitary four in his 47-ball 25 was caught and bowled by Holder at 162-9.
With 38 required from 23 balls Devers (3*) joined Daniels (14) who lofted Justin Greaves to long-off to end the match.
Guyana, who left out national under-19 pacer Keon Joseph, left arm spinner Triston Carmichael and batsman Jomal La Fleur from their starting line-up yesterday, will face the Windward Islands today in their second round match.
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