Jan 24, 2016 Sports
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, – (www.bcacricket.org) – Trinidad & Tobago Red Force beat Barbados Pride by 72 runs in the Day/Night Final of the WICB NAGICO Super50 Championship to retain the title at Queen’s Park Oval yesterday.
Set 271 to win in 50 overs, Barbados Pride were bowled out for 198 in 42.5 overs.
Shai Hope topscored for the Pride with 50 off 92 balls including four boundaries. All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite made 46 off 32 balls with six fours and two sixes. Hope and Carlos Brathwaite added 59 in 12 overs for the seventh wicket. Last wicket pair Jomel Warrican (24) and Sulieman Benn (27 not out) put on 49 in 8.3 overs.
Seamer Rayad Emrit was the leading wicket-taker with three for 46 off 9.5 overs.
In the Barbados innings, Dwayne Smith, essaying a big drive, was caught at third man by Emrit off pacer Marlon Richards for five (5-1; 1.2 overs). His opening partner Kraigg Brathwaite, also driving, was bowled off the inside edge by Emrit for five (10-2; 2.5 overs).
Left-hander Jonathan Carter, favouring the drive as well, was bowled off the inside edge by Emrit for nought (22-3; 7 overs). Shamarh Brooks, pushing forward tentatively, was caught at the wicket by Denesh Ramdin off Richards for two (31-4; 9.4 overs).
Captain Jason Holder, prodding, was caught by Ramdin off off-spinner Jon-Russ Jaggesar for 14 (63-5; 15.5 overs). Shane Dowrich, cutting, was bowled by Jaggesar for 14 (80-6; 19.4 overs).
Carlos Brathwaite, sweeping, was given out leg before wicket by umpire Lennox Abarham with the ball clearly pitched outside the leg stump, off off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine (139-7; 31.4 overs).
Ashley Nurse, swinging, was caught at point by Deonarine off left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein for two (142-8; 32.3 overs). Shai Hope, driving, was caught at short third man by Deonarine off Hosein (149-9; 34.2 overs) and Warrican was bowled by Emrit (198 all out; 42.5 overs).
Bowling: Emrit 9.5-0-46-3, Richards 8-0-38-2 (w2), Jaggesar 9-1-30-2 (w2), Hosein 10-1-55-2 (w1), Deonarine 6-1-26-1.
The Red Force had scored 270 for seven off 50 overs after they were sent in. Darren Bravo sustained his fine form by hitting the topscore of 97 – his third consecutive half-century.
Left-hander Bravo faced 104 balls and struck eight fours and two sixes.
Bravo reached his half-century off 69 balls with four fours and one six, picking up a single and taking the score to 165 for four after 37.2 overs. He was dropped on 53 by wicket-keeper Dowrich, diving to his left, as he flashed at pacer Carlos Brathwaite with the score 173 for four after 39.1 overs.
Carlos Brathwaite was the leading wicket-taker with two for 54 off ten overs. Left-hander Evin Lewis, trying to run a ball down to third man, was caught by Dowrich off Carlos Brathwaite for 25 (54-1; 11.3 overs). His opening partner Kyle Hope, aiming to play through the on-side to a full length delivery, was leg before wicket by medium-pacer Smith for 34 (72-2; 16.3 overs).
Left-hander Kjorn Ottley, driving at a flighted ball, was well caught, low at cover by Benn off off-spinner Nurse for ten (78-3; 19.4 overs).
Captain Jason Mohammed, driving, was caught at long-off by Brooks off left-arm spinner Benn for 31 (153-4; 33.4 overs). Ramdin, swinging across a slower ball, was bowled by Carlos Brathwaite for 26 (210-5; 43.2 overs).
Bravo, driving at a wide ball outside the of stump, was caught at the wicket by Hope (deputising for Dowrich who left the field after a collision with Nurse), off pacer Holder (253-6; 48.1 overs).
And Richards was run out by a throw from Carter to Hope, for nine (270-7; 50 overs).
Emrit was unbeaten on 18.
When 24 with the score 135 for three in the 30th over (fourth ball), Mohammed clearly edged Benn to Dowrich as he pushed tentatively outside the off stump, but a raucous appeal was turned down by umpire Patrick Gustard of Jamaica.
As Mohammed got a single off the next ball and reached the non-striker’s end, an upset Benn could clearly be heard telling him “you know you edge it, too”.
Bowling: Holder 8-1-54-1 (w3, nb1), Nurse 9-0-42-1 (w2), C. Brathwaite 10-1-54-2 (w6), Benn 8-0-42-1, Smith 7-0-32-1 (nb1), Warrican 5-0-16-0 (w1), Carter 3-0-28-0 (w2).
Scores: T&T 270/7: Bravo 97, J Mohamed 31, Hope 34: Holder1/54, C Brathwaite 2/54, Smith1/32, Nurse1/42, Ben 1/42.
Barbados 198: Benn 27*, Warrican 24, S. Hope 50, C. Brathwaite 46, Dowrich 14, Holder 14;
Wkts: Richards 2/38, Emrit 3/46, Jaggesar 2/30, Deo 1/26, Hosein 2/55.
Result: Trinidad & Tobago won by 72 runs.
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