Jan 23, 2014 Sports
The Rest team dented the confidence of the Guyana side presently preparing for the 2013 Regional Surper50 cricket competition in Trinidad & Tobago from January 30 to February 16 with a demoralizing 32-run victory at the Providence Stadium on Tuesday night in the first of two Day/Night practice matches.
Shiv Chanderpaul has not only played the most Tests by a West Indian, he is also the most capped Guyanese in 50 overs cricket with 84 matches to his name.
Last Tuesday under clear night sky and bright shining flood lights a handful of spectators saw him shrug off cramps to hit a top score of 77 from 121 balls as the National Team with six players who represented the West Indies in the top order, crawled to 218 all out in 47.3 overs replying the 250-6 made by the Rest Team.
The slow scoring rate by the Nationals must be a cause for concern among the Coaching staff as they prepare to battle 2015 World Cup qualifiers Ireland in their opening match on January 31 at the Queens Park Oval in a Day/ Night encounter.
A 39 year-old veteran of 153 Tests, Chanderpaul must have watched in disgust as his opening partner, Test player Assad Fudadin pulled a short ball from pacer Keon Joseph and spooned a catch to mid-on in bright sunny conditions and on a good batting pitch and a fast outfield.
Several of the Guyana team batsmen threw their wickets away with impetuous shot selections, although the new ball attack of the lively Joseph and fast improving left-arm seamer Andre Stoll kept the shackles on the top order, consistently stalling their run chase.
Chanderpaul and Deonarine (21) put together 50 for the third wicket in the most productive partnership of the innings as Chanderpaul, who struck five fours and a six, was allowed a runner before he departed inside the last 10 overs.
Only Robin Bacchus (26) and Royston Crandon (25) of the other batsmen, reached double figures as Joseph (3-27) and leg-spinner Amir Khan (3-37) had impressive spells with the ball.
The match was interrupted after 12 overs when someone entered the player’s dressing room and was in the process of stealing the player’s belongings when he was spotted by one of the players from the Rest Team.
He was subsequently chased and caught by the players (who all ran off the field) before being handed over to the Police.
Earlier, Skipper Sewnarine Chattergoon (55) and Rajendra Chandrika (62) added 82 for the second wicket before Chandrika and Vishal Singh (49) put on 47 for the third wicket to set up the 250 total although national captain Chris Barnwell captured 4-44.
The next practice game is scheduled for 13: 30 hrs tomorrow at Providence. (Sean Devers)
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