Deonarine, Fudadin propel Guyana
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Narsingh Deonarine and Asad Fudadin led steady batting, as Guyana profitted from five missed chances, moving within sight of first innings lead over Barbados in the Regional 4-Day Tournament on Saturday.
Deonarine was unbeaten on 63 and Fudadin made 62, as Guyana, responding to Barbados’ first innings total of 317, closed the second day of the fifth round match Kensington Oval on 187 for three.
This followed 54 from wicketkeeper/batsman Shane Dowrich. He became the fourth Barbados batsman to score a half-century in the home team’s innings.
Brandon Bess captured three wickets for 45 runs off 14 overs and fellow Sagicor West Indies High Performance Centre graduate, left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul supported with three for 64 off 34.1 overs.
Barbados’ fielding woes hurt then them down to the day’s very last over, when West Indies batsman Sarwan, lured into a hook off debutant, 21-year-old fast bowler Miguel Cummins, was badly dropped on the fine-leg boundary by Pedro Collins on 15, as the ball went into the boundary.
The 35-year-old Collins, a former West Indies left-arm fast-medium bowler, had earlier been a hero, when he had Trevon Griffith caught at second slip for 17, offering a defensive stroke.
Fellow left-hander Leon Johnson, Griffith’s opening partner, was soon caught at first slip for 13 off Jonathan Carter, bowling his steady medium-pace, leaving Guyana 47 for two.
Deonarine was dropped on two by West Indies left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn running back from slip, off Carter.
At tea, Guyana were 87 for two, as Fudadin and Deonarine consolidated for the visitors, when they put on 105 for the third wicket.
Left-hander Fudadin was trapped lbw by fast-medium bowler Christopher Jordan. He batted for 191 minutes, received 136 balls and hit eight fours and one six.
He got to his half-century in 132 minutes off 84 balls with seven fours and one six.
Deonarine, also a left-hander, has so far batted for 189 minutes, faced 141 balls and struck eight boundaries. He reached his 50 in 137 minutes off 108 balls with six fours.
Earlier, left-hander Carter, who resumed on 50 with Barbados on 227 for six, was dismissed in the day’s second ball, caught at first slip off Bess without addition. He batted for 170 minutes, faced 106 balls and hit five boundaries.
Jordan was well caught low at slip from Deonarine’s uncomplicated off-spin for 12 and Benn sliced a drive off Barnwell to gully after scoring 15.
Dowrich, who started the day on nine, was bowled middle stump by Ronsford Beaton, after spending 115 minutes at the crease, striking six fours from 82 balls, and Collins, playing back to an arm ball from Permaul, was lbw for 16.
BARBADOS 1st Innings
K. Brathwaite lbw b Permaul 62
O. Phillips b Fudadin 52
R. Hinds c Deonarine b Bess 14
J. Carter c *Chanderpaul b Bess 50
*S. Brooks lbw b Permaul 19
K. Williams c wk Christian b Bess 14
+S. Dowrich b Beaton 54
C. Jordan c Barnwell b Deonarine 12
S. Benn c Johnson b Barnwell 15
P. Collins lbw b Permaul 16
M. Cummins not out 0
Extras (lb5, w4) 9
TOTAL (all out, 116.1 overs) 317
Fall of wickets: 1-92, 2-130, 3-130, 4-187, 5-218, 6-227, 7-261, 8-286, 9-317
Bowling: Bess 14-3-45-3, Beaton 16-2-63-1, Permaul 34.1-8-64-3, Barnwell 10-1-38-1, Deonarine 32-5-80-1, Sarwan 1-0-2-0, Fudadin 9-2-20-1
GUYANA 1st Innings
T. Griffith c Jordan b Collins 17
L. Johnson c Benn b Carter 16
A. Fudadin lbw b Jordan 62
N. Deonarine not out 63
R. Sarwan not out 19
Extras (lb4, nb6) 10
TOTAL (3 wickets, 63 overs) 187
To bat: *S. Chanderpaul, +D. Christian, C. Barnwell, V. Permaul, B. Bess, R. Beaton
Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-47, 3-152
Bowling: Collins 11-3-27-1, Cummins 12-0-46-0, Jordan 14-3-39-1, Carter 7-1-12-1, Benn 7-2-28-0, Williams 6-0-21-0, Hinds 6-2-10-0
Position: Guyana trail by 130 runs with seven first innings wickets standing
Umpires: Anisur Rahman (Bangladesh), V. Bullen