Monday 9th January, 2006

 

T&T keeps pressure on Jamaica

 
 
 
 
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T&T and West Indies medium pacer Dwayne Bravo in action during Jamaica’s first innings of 193. He took 3/35 in 16 overs. Photo: Anthony Harris

BY NAZ YACOOB

T&T, looking for its first regional title in 21years, gave another inspiring performance yesterday, closing the third day of the third round match in the Carib Beer Cup against Jamaica in a strong position.

The match is being played at the Sir Frank Worrell Grounds yesterday in St Augustine.

After taking a first innings lead of 193, T&T, led by solid contributions from Richard Kelly (43 not out) and Gregory Mahabir (37) closed on 178 for seven, an overall lead of 371. Today is the final day.

Kelly has struck six fours and one six.

Pacer Andrew Richardson was the top bowler for the visitors with three for 29 off eight overs.

Scores: T&T 386 all out & 178/7 Jamaica 193 all out.

In a festival-like atmosphere at the University of the West Indies, defending champions Jamaica resumed on 98 for three and were dismissed mid-way in the second session for a modest 193, behind by the same total.

None of the batsmen looked comfortable against the pace and spin attack employed by skipper Daren Ganga, wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh, who made 30.

At lunch, Jamaica was 148 for six , losing night watchman Nikta Miller (8), Tamar Lambert (26) and Dave Bernard (8).

Kelly, Sanjiv Gooljar and Mohammed (D) were the successful bowlers.

Gooljar, who bowled 16 overs on the trot in the morning session, has his first wicket in the first class game when he trapped Lambert in front.

Left-arm spinner Dave Mohammed was easily the best bowler, with figures of four for 56 off 13.2 overs, and was well supported by medium-pacers Dwayne Bravo (three for 35) and Kelly (two for 42).

With 41 overs batting, T&T, despite some early setbacks, stretched the lead with resolute batting from the lower order.

Openers Lendl Simmons (22) and Tishan Maraj (26) failed to carry on from positive starts.

Skipper Ganga failed, while the out of touch Bravo again did not get going,falling for three.

Debutant Jason Mohammed (21) with two fours again looked impressive, while first innings batting hero Denesh Ramdin was leg-before to Richardson in total darkness.

News from the T&T dressing room indicated that there will be a declaration at the overnight total.

Play today starts at 10 am.

SCOREBOARD
Trinidad and Tobago v Jamaica
T&T 1st Inns
Jamaica (o/n 98/3)
W Hinds c wkpr Ramdin b Kelly 4
B Parchment lbw D Mohammed 22
M Samuels c wkpr Ramdin b Bravo 63
T Lambert lbw Gooljar 26
N Miller c wkpr Ramdin b Kelly 8
D Bernard c Emrit b D Mohammed 8
C Baugh c Simmons b Bravo 30
G Breese c Mahabir b Bravo 3
J Taylor c wkpr Ramdin b D Mohammed 19
J Lawson not out 1
A Richardson c Mahabir b D Mohammed 0
Extras (5lb, 4nb) 9
TOTAL (all out - 76.2 overs) 193
Fall of wkts: 8, 82, 98, 119, 127, 141, 163, 182, 189, 193.
Bowling: R Kelly 16-5-42-2 (1nb), R Emrit 12-2-22-0, D Bravo 16-4-35-3 (3nb) , D Mohammed 13.2-1-56-4, S Gooljar 19-6-33-1.
T&T 2nd Inns
L Simmons c Richardson b Lawson 22
T Maraj c Richardson b Breese 26
D Ganga b Bernard 4
D Bravo c wkpr Baugh b Richarson 3
G Mahabir c Hinds b Richardson 37
J Mohammed c Samuels b Taylor 21
R Kelly not out 43
D Ramdin lbw Richardson 6
R Emrit not out 3
Extras (3b, 2lb, 1w, 7nb) 13
TOTAL (for 7 wkts -41 overs) 178
Fall of wkts: 31, 42, 45, 69, 109, 140, 166.
Bowling: J Taylor 11-1-45-1, J Lawson 9-0-31-1 (3nb), D Bernard 3-0-16-1 (4nb), A Richardson 8-1-29-3, G Breese 8-0-41-1 (1w), N Miller 2-0-11-0.

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