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By Sean Devers in Trinidad
Kaieteur News – An unfinished 95-run fifth partnership between Nicolas Pooran and Jyd Goolie powered Trinbago Red Force to emphatic six-wicket win against the Guyana Harpy Eagles in the penultimate round of Zone ‘A’ action in CG United Super 50 at the Queen’s Park Oval yesterday.
The 27-year-old Pooran hit a four and five sixes in unbeaten 56 from 47 balls in his 16th list ‘A’ fifty, while 25-year-old Goolie reached the ropes twice and cleared it five times in his maiden List ‘A’ half-century.
Kjorn Ottley (27) and Jason Mohammed (25) wasted ‘starts’ as the Red Force, replying the Guyana’s inadequate 182 all out in 45.4 overs, reached 183-4 with 15.2 overs to spare.
Gudakesh Motie had 2-44 for Guyana who recovered from 97-8 thanks to an eight wicket stand between Romario Shepherd who clouted four fours and three sixes from 50 balls and Motie’s unbeaten on 39 with three fours and six from 42 balls.
Tevin Imlach, Guyana’s most consistent batter fell for the third time in the 30’s, this time scoring 34 from 64 balls with a four, while Kemol Savory, in his first game in the tournament, made 32.
West Indies leg-spinner Yannick Cariah had 3-30 while there were two wickets each West Indies bowlers’ pacer Shannon Gabriel and left arm spinner Akeil Hosien who was very expensive conceding 53 runs from his 10 overs in the low scoring contest.
Guyana, put into bat in overcast conditions, lost Anthony Bramble (1), stumped off Hosein at 3-1 in 2.2 overs
The elegant Imlach, with a highest of 61 not out in this tournament, joined forces with Savory and the 50 was posted in 13 overs before Savory was bowled by Cariah at 62-2 in the 14.2 overs.
Savory’s dismissal trigged an all too familiar batting collapse as Guyana catapulted from 62-1 to 77-7.
Leon Johnson, apart from his 51, has had a string of low scores and yesterday he pulled a short ball from Gabriel to short mid-wicket after making two at 64-3.
Four batters fell in the 70s; Akshaya Persaud, replacing Chanderpaul in the team, was needlessly run out for three, Sherfane Rutherford patted a full toss from Cariah to short mid-wicket for a first ball duck before Kevin Sinclair, who faced 11 dots balls, played a lawless swipe at Cariah and hit the ball to mid-on for the second duck in the innings.
Imlach failed to convert his 34 into a third fifty at this level and second in this tournament when he had his off stump knocked out by Gabriel at 77-7.
When Veerasammy Permaul (5) was LBW to Hosien Guyana were wobbling on the ropes at 97-8 as the mediocre batting continued.
Shepherd, built like a Light Heavyweight Boxer, was joined by Motie and the pair embarked on ‘operation rebuild’ and Shepherd on the back of an unbeaten 74 against the Red Force in their previous encounter, he responded like a saviour.
He targeted Hosein and clobbered him for a six and four off consecutive balls before cover driving and sweeping him as the boundaries flowed.
Shepherd, who has eight wickets in the tournament, danced into Sunil Narine; hitting him over mid-wicket for mighty six before disdainfully dispatching pacer Terrence Hinds for six to reach his 50 from 48 balls with four fours and two sixes.
Motie also played his shots and a cover driven boundary off Narine was delightful as the partnership flourished.
But with the score on 176, Shepherd dabbed a wide ball from Hinds to short third man before Clinton Pestano (2) was bowled by Goolie.
When the Red Force began their reply Amir Jangoo (2) was taken at mid-on as Pestano struck at 14-1.
Ottly and Jason Mohammed took the score to 42 before Ottley was bowled by Motie who removed Darren Brave (5) when he played a loose drive straight to cover while Mohammed (25) was run out at 88-4 in the 19.5 overs with rain threating.
Pooran and Goolie played positively with Pooran hitting Sinclair for six as the 100 was posted in 21.1 overs.
Rain stopped play at 127-4 in 26 overs with the home team on 95-4 to in the event that there was further play.
However, play resumed 35 minutes later under ominous clouds and Goolie hit Motie for back-to-back sixes while Pooran took 19 off Permaul before hitting Permaul for six to post his 50 from 44 balls with a four and three sixes.
Goolie reached maiden fifty from 46 balls with two fours and four sixes before dumping Permaul for six to level the scores.
Guyana remain on 12 points from five matches and face CCC on Saturday from 9AM at the Oval, while Red Force (14 points) face-off with Windwards who beat CCC last night go to 12 points also on Saturday in the day/night clash.
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