Despite defiant 76 from teenager Shane Dowrich
By Sean Devers at Providence
A career best 6-60 from 21-year-old left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul and 4-61 from leg-spinner Davendra Bishoo spun Guyana to first innings points against Barbados on the third day of their regional four-day cricket match at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday.
Replying to Guyana’s first innings 330, the Bajans fell for 202 despite a defiant maiden first class fifty (76) from 19-year old Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich as Permaul, who grabbed his second five-wicket haul at this level since making his debut in 2007 and his Albion spin twin Bishoo, befuddled the batsmen on a slow track in sultry conditions.
By the close the Guyanese, without a First-Class win against Barbados since 2005, were well placed to press for their first win against the Bajans on home soil at this level since 1984. They ended the day on 90-4 enjoying an overall lead of 218.
Royston Crandon (15) and Vishaul Singh (9) were the not out batsmen as medium pacer Kevin Stoute finished with 2-6 and captured his 50th First Class wicket in his 26th match when he removed Gajanand Singh.
Dowrich, whose previous highest score for Barbados in six games at this level was 24 on debut when Barbados beat Guyana by 58 runs at Albion last year, was the last Bajan to be dismissed after stroking eight fours and facing 162 balls in his composed innings which lasted 173 minutes.
Barbados began the penultimate day on 88-5, still 92 runs away from the follow-on target and lost two quick wickets, including the resolute 18-year-old Kraigg Braithwaite, as Guyana struck early in the day.
Another disappointing crowd saw Braithwaite add three to his overnight 31 before he was leg before to Permaul at 96-6 while overnight batsman Roston Chase (11) was comprehensively bowled by Bishoo as the Bajans slumped to 104-7.
Dowrich and 28-year-old Ryan Layne orchestrated ‘operation rebuild’ to ensure their team did not fall below the follow-on target.
Guyana used Bishoo and Permaul in tandem for most of the first session before the lively Brendon Bess was brought back for the final half-hour before Lunch.
Dowrich, not much taller than the wicket, neatly flicked the Test pacer behind square for his fifth boundary to reach his maiden 50 in his seventh First Class match. His valuable half-century took 94 balls, 93 minutes and by Lunch he had progressed to 57 with Barbados on 178-7
Layne, in only his third match at this level and selected ahead of talented former West Indies under-19 Skipper Shamarah Brooks, was unbeaten at the interval 12 away from his highest First-Class score of 32. The partnership had already produced 74 runs in four minutes less than an hour’s work for the eighth wicket pair.
After the interval Layne was leg before to Permaul without addition to the Lunch time score while Permaul had Fidel Edwards leg before for a duck two runs later.
Dowrich, dropped at point by Rajendra Chandrika off Chris Barnwell on 58, sweetly straight drove Permaul for a boundary in the next over and along with Pedro Collins (3*) added 21 for the last wicket before Dowrich missed a big swing at Permaul and was bowled.
When Guyana began their second innings with a lead of 128, Assad Fudadin, who top scored with 84 in the first innings, was caught behind by substitute Keeper Dale Richards off Collins for 11 at 19-1 and by Tea the hosts were 33-1 with Chandrika on 19 and Leon Johnson on two.
After the break Chandrika and Johnson carried to score to 57 before both batsmen departed in the space of four runs as Guyana slipped 61-2.
Richards, doing the keeping duties for Dowrich who was off the field with cramps, held two more catches as Johnson (21) flashed at Jason Holder and Chandrika’s (24) edge off Kevin Stoute was stupendously taken with his right glove.
After Gajanand Singh (2) was removed by Stoute at 65-4, Vishaul Singh and Crandon batted cautiously as Guyana managed just 25 runs in the last 41 minutes of the day’s play although Crandon flicked Edwards for a four and thumped Kraigg Braithwaite’s part time of spin for a six off the day’s final ball.
How long Guyana bat today and how quickly they score could determine if the South Americans can collect 12 points to keep their semi-final hopes alive.
In other results: Combined Campuses vs England –
England 168/0 (stumps) – Kieswetter 102* Adams 56*
England 373; Combined Campuses 328
Windwards vs T&T –
T&T 127/4 (stumps) – D. Ganga 62* S. Ramdin 14*
T&T 220; Windwards 252
Leewards vs Jamaica –
Leewards 132/5 (stumps) – Willett 60* Hamilton 25*: Still need 68 to make Jam bat again. Bernard 9-2-26-4
Jamaica 504/5decl; Leewards 305
Guyana 1st innings 330
Barbados 1st innings (O/N 88-5)
D Richards lbw b Permaul 26
K Braithwaite lbw b Permaul 34
K Hope c Crandon b Bishoo 20
J Holder c V Singh b Permaul 0
R Hinds b Bishoo 4
K Stoute c Johnson b Bishoo 0
R Chase b Bishoo 11
S Dowrich b Permaul 76
R Layne lbw b Permaul 20
F Edwards lbw b Permaul 0
P Collins not out 3
Extras (w-3, nb-1, b-2, lb-2) 8
Total (all out off 83.5 overs) 202
Fow: 50, 75, 75, 84, 84, 96, 104, 179,
Bowling: Bess 9-2-36-0, Barnwell 9-3-24-0,
Crandon 10-3-17-0, Permaul 30.5-14-60-6,
Guyana 2nd innings
R Chandrika c Wkp Richards b Stoute 24
A Fudadin s Wkp Richards b Collins 11
L Johnson c Wkp Richards b Holder 21
G Singh c Edwards b Stoute 2
R Crandon not out 15
V Singh not out 9
Extras (b-5, nb-3) 8
Total (for 4 wickets off 44 overs) 90
FoW: 19, 57, 61, 65,
Bowling: Edwards 6-1-26-0, Hinds 14-5-18-0, Collins 8-2-22-1, Holder 8-5-4-1, Stoute 7-2-6-2, Braithwaite 1-0-9-0
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