Apr 03, 2018 Sports
A hat-trick from medium pacer, Basil Persaud helped flatten Invaders Masters in their feature T20 match on Sunday against Everest Masters at the Everest Cricket Club (ECC) ground.
Set a daunting 225 to win from 20 overs in ideal conditions, Invaders out of the Essequibo coast were bowled out for 130 from 18.4 overs falling short by 94 runs.
Persaud, who had a terrible start with the ball where he sent down 12 wides in two overs from the Carifesta avenue end, made amends when he was switched to the seawall end.
In the seventh over, he plucked out three batsmen in three balls to leave the visitors at 39 for 4 after a cautious start.
Only birthday boy Ramesh Narine looked assured with an attractive half century to the quality bowling employed by the home side.
Narine hit two sixes and four fours before he was ninth out for 53.
Persaud finished with 4 for 19 to be named Man-of-the-Match, while Surrendra Hiralall 2 for 10 (1.4) and Imtiaz Sadik gave valuable support to the Everest Masters who just a day before beat Busta Enterprise Sports Club Masters by six wickets to crown a marvelous weekend.
The victory was set up by the Everest Masters batsmen who immediately went to work after Rajesh Singh won the toss.
Openers Sahadeo Hardaiow and Saheed Mohamed laid the foundation with a shot filled opening century stand. Mohamed was more attacking and clobbered four sixes and eight fours in 75 from just 42 balls.
When he was dismissed at 137 for 1, West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul joined Hardaiow and they continued the assault.
However, after hitting three sixes and nine fours, Hardaiow perished for the top score of 77 from 37 balls at 174 for 2 before Chanderpaul and Rakesh Garbarran (9 not out) smoked 50 runs for the third wicket when the overs expired.
Chanderpaul finished on 51 not out (6×3; 4×2) from 28 balls.
Only Dubraj Singh (1-33) and Beesham Seepersaud (1-34) picked up wickets for the visitors who won the opening match between the two sides in February in Essequibo.
With Everest Masters leveling the series, the decider becomes mouthwatering as both sides are confident of victory.
Trophies for the match were sponsored by the Rockaway Group of Companies of New York.
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