May 21, 2022 Sports
– Shai Hope crafts elegant ton for Pride
By Sean Devers in Trinidad in association with WD Hotel & Mall Charity & Dave’s West Indies Imports
At the end of the penultimate day of the third round in the CWI Regional First-Class Championship being played at the Queen’s Park Oval, defending Champions and tournament leaders Barbados Pride were engaged in a gripping battle to save their game against Guyana’s Harpy Eagles.
Replying to Guyana’s 490-7 declared the Bajans were bowled out for 266 despite an elegant 119 from 200 balls from West Indies batter Shai Hope. Hope innings included 13 fours and two sixes and was the last to be dismissed by West Indies left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul who finished with 4-81.
Pacer Keemo Paul had 2-43 while left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie followed up his maiden century with 2-37. Pacer Demitri Cameron, on debut, had the other wicket to fall.
After the first innings, the Pride’s deficit of 224 was too much to avoid the follow-on. At stumps on Day three Barbados are 44-0 with Skipper Kraigg Braithwaite on 17 and Shayne Moseley on 25, still trailing by 180 runs.
Barbados began the day on 48-2 with Moseley on 28 and fellow Test Player Hope yet to score but Mosely was bowled by a beautiful delivery that nipped back into the left hander and crashed into his stumps from Paul after he added only one run to his overnight score.
Hope, who timed the ball sweetly and found the gaps regularly, was joined by another West Indies batter, Roston Chase, who was soon removed by Permaul for 10 to leave the score on 74-4.
Hope continued to bat with plenty of elegance and was especially severe on Permaul, dancing into to him and depositing him for a couple of sixes to reach his 14th First-Class fifty from 56 balls. At that moment he had five fours and two sixes.
Raymond Reifer, who played with the Guyana Franchise during their five-year winning streak, used his feet well to Permaul to survive the trek into lunch on 26. With him was Hope on 62 as 99 runs were scored in the session with Barbados on 147-4.
After the interval, Reifer (29) was engaged in a needless run out as Hope sent him back to take the score to 164-5 as the frustrating 89-run partnership was finally broken.
Jonathon Carter (6) edged Cameron to the keeper at 178-6 as he claimed his first First Class wicket.
Shane Dowrich, who also took a liking to Permaul was eventually removed by the left-arm spinner who had the last laugh when Dowrich skied a catch to extra cover where substitute, Kevin Sinclair took a well-judged catch running back. Barbados were 242-7.
Dowrich’s 44 lasted 60 balls and included five fours and two sixes. Motie removed Akeem Jordon (6) and Keon Harding (1) in the space of five runs as Barbados slipped to 262-9 before Hope’s magnificent century ended when he edged Permaul to Leon Johnson at slip to end the innings.
Jomal Warrican was left not out on zero on his birthday in that Bajan innings.
Today is the final day and an intriguing battle is anticipated in a game that Harpy Eagles must win to harbour any hopes of winning their 13th title.
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