Bhaskar Yadram created history when he became the first batsman to score a triple century, while left arm spinner Ashmead Nedd grabbed five wickets to hand Demerara the upper hand against the select U-17 Team when the Guyana Cricket Board Hand-in-Hand inter county U-19 three-day tournament continued yesterday at Everest Cricket Club.
Resuming on their overnight 446-8 with Yadram on 259 and Qumar Torrington on seven, Demerara declared on 489-8 in the first session just after Yadram reached his triple figure mark; he finished on 301, while Torrington made seven not out.
Yadram took boundaries off Gevon Schultz and Sachin Singh to race to his record breaking feat; in all he counted 28 fours and 16 sixes, faced 262 balls and batted for 262 minutes. Even though Yadram anchored his team’s innings, his knock surprisingly didn’t get the type of recognition it deserved as his team mates didn’t even give him at least some cheers much less a standing ovation when he was leaving the field.
Prior to Yadram achievement, the highest individual score at this level was held by Leon Johnson with 193.
Niron Bissu claimed 4-69 and Nigel Deodat 2-90. Openers Sachin Singh and Navindra Persaud got the U-17s reply off to a decent start as they added 74 with sensible batting. However, the introduction of spin provided Demerara with the breakthrough as Nedd induced Singh to nick a wide delivery to wicket-keeper
Adrian Hinds. Singh departed for 60 with eight fours and two sixes.
Nedd then bowled Persaud (13), while Dwayne Dick had Andrew Samaroo (05) lbw before Nedd removed Seon Glasgow (00) leaving the score at 81-4. Nedd maintained a tidy line and accounted for Andre Seepersaud (02), Lance Roberts (01) before Yeudistir Persaud and Deodat added 41 for the seven-wicket. Persaud timed the ball well and hit six fours before he fell to Nedd for 48, while Deodat went for 16. Sheldon Charles made 16, while Schultz fell for one leaving Bissu not out on eight as the Select U17 Team were bowled out for 180 in the final session. Nedd finished with 5-38, while Beaton had 3-20. Dick and Steffan Wilson had one each. Trailing by 309, batting a second time, the U17s ended the day on 11-1 with Singh falling lbw to Dick for 10.
Play continues at 10:00hrs today.
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