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Guyana fight back late at the Oval
Despite some of the T&T batsmen showing form yesterday, Guyana dominated the final session to give the visitors the edge at the end of the first day in round four of the West Indies Cricket Board Professional Cricket League at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain.
After getting to 169/3, T&T fell apart and was dismissed for 198. Guyana faced 11 overs before stumps, getting to 27/1 at the close.
Shortly after Yannic Cariah got to his half century, he was dismissed for 51 and the batting collapse began. Nicholas Pooran (0) and Akeal Hosein (1) followed Cariah back into the pavilion as the score quickly became 171/6. The Guyanese spinners who have been tormenting batsmen throughout the tournament, started to cause problems as Narsingh Deonarine got the wicket of Cariah and Hosein, while Pooran was dismissed by Devendra Bishoo.
Captain Rayad Emrit and Imran Khan stuck around momentarily, but could only contribute three and eight respectively. While wickets for falling around him, Jason Mohammed continued to battle. He was left stranded on 48 not out. His knock included six fours and one six. Deonarine (3/25) and Bishoo (4/49) were the pick of the bowlers for Guyana.
Earlier, Lendl Simmons had a solid first session, getting to 49 not out at lunch to lead the home team to 78/2.
Simmons could only add ten more runs after lunch falling for 59 of 101 balls. Simmons’ knock included 12 fours. At the drinks break after lunch T&T progressed to 110/3 with Cariah on 22 and Mohammed six.
Mohammed and Cariah were watchful shortly after the break. Raymon Reifer did well to dry up the runs, but he may have wanted to force the players to play more as Mohammed and Cariah left many balls alone outside the off stump. Cariah struck a couple boundaries as T&T got to 143/3 at tea ending a fairly comfortable session for T&T. Cariah, who recovered from a toe injury in time to play was 40, while Mohammed remained watchful on 17.
At the start of the final session, Mohammed opened up against the spinners hitting a six over mid off, followed by two fours
Cariah joined the party bringing up his 50 with two fours of Deonarine in one over to get to 51. With Mohammed on 32, he went for another four and was fourtunate as the ball dropped just short of the mid on fielder of Bishoo. Everything then fell away for T&T giving Guyana the first day honours.
T&T 1st Innings
L Simmons c A Bramble b R Beaton 59
E Lewis lbw b R Reifer 2
Y Ottley c A Bramble b C Barnwell 14
Y Cariah b N Deonarine 51
J Mohammed not out 48
N Pooran+ st A Bramble b D Bishoo 0
A Hosein b N Deonarine 1
R Emrit st A Bramble b D Bishoo 3
I Khan c A Bramble b D Bishoo 8
D St Clair c S Hetmyer b D Bishoo 0
M Richards b N Deonarine 0
Extras 1nb 3w 4lb 4b 12
Total (all out ) 198
Bowling: R Beaton 12-1-33-1, R Reifer 14-6-25-1, C Barnwell 8-3-19-1, V Permaul 14-1-39-0, D Bishoo 16-4-49-4, N Deonarine 12.4-5-25-3
Fall of Wickets: 8, 53, 98, 169, 170, 171, 180, 197, 197, 198
Guyana 1st Innings
T Griffith c N Pooran b R Emrit 8
R Chandrika not out 15
S Hetmyer not out 4
Still to Bat: D Bishoo, V Singh , C Barnwell, A Bramble+, N Deonarine V Permaul, R Reifer, R Beaton
Total (for 1 wkt) 27
Bowling: M Richards 4-0-9-0, R Emrit 5-2-14-1, D St Clair 2-1-4-0
Fall of Wickets: 13
Umpires: Z Bassarath, V Smith, L Rajkumar Referee: H Bruce
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