Jamaica see off sorry T&T in 3 days
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Five-time champions Jamaica shot to the top of the Regional Four-Day Championship standings when they inflicted a humbling 93-run defeat on Trinidad and Tobago here Monday.
Playing on the penultimate day of the sixth round affair at Sabina Park, Jamaica bundled out the visitors for a disappointing 193, after earlier setting them 286 for victory.
Once again, they were led by their champion left-arm spinner Nikita Miller who picked up four for 54 while fast bowler Andrew Richardson snatched two for 23.
Rayad Emrit top scored with a cameo 52 and Imran Khan got 36, and resisted the Jamaicans in an 83-run, seventh wicket stand that gave the Trinidadian side hope.
Once Emrit was run out, however, Jamaicans regained their grip on the match to secure an emphatic win and move to 48 points, level with previous leaders Windward Islands.
Earlier, Jamaica lost their remaining wickets for just 75 runs to be dismissed for 259 before lunch, after resuming the day on 184 for four.
Opener Brenton Parchment added just 15 to his overnight 60 as leg-spinner Imran Khan, with five for 28, crippled Jamaica’s lower order.
West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel finished with two for 52.
For the second time in the game, Adrian Barath fell cheaply for eight as T&T limped to the interval on 20 for one with Lendl Simmons on ten and Kjorn Ottley, one.
Trinidad suffered a huge setback in the first over after lunch when Simmons failed to add and three overs later, Jason Mohammed departed lbw to Richardson for three at 24 for three.
Ottley and captain Denesh Ramdin, who made 30, then put on 55 to give T&T a small reprieve, steering them to lunch at 77 for three.
While Ottley faced 98 balls in 137 minutes at the crease, Ramdin struck three fours off 85 balls in 102 minutes.
Both batsmen fell with the score on 79 and when Yannic Cariah perished at the hands of Miller for seven at 86 for six, T&T were in strife.
However, Emrit and Khan came together to stop the haemorrhaging and at one stage, looked like carrying T&T to the close without further loss.
Emrit struck five fours and two sixes in a cavalier 53-ball knock while Khan was more patient, facing 113 balls in 140 minutes at the crease and counted three fours and a six.
The run out of Emrit, however, proved the turning point and Jamaica quickly got in among the T&T tail.
JAMAICA 147 all out (Danza Hyatt 57, Brenton Parchment 25; Kavesh Kantasingh 5-35, Rayad Emrit 4-35) and 259 (Brenton Parchment 75, Tamar Lambert 51, Nkrumah Bonner 31; Imran Khan 5-28, Shannon Gabriel 2-52)
T&T 121 (Lendl Simmons 39, Rayad Emrit 29; Sheldon Cotterell 5-43, David Bernard 3-18, Andrew Richardson 2-29) and 192 (Rayad Emrit 52, Imran Khan 36, Denesh Ramdin 30, Kjorn Ottley 22; Nikita Miller 4-54, Andrew Richardson 2-23)
JAMAICA 1st Innings 147
T&T 1st Innings 121
JAMAICA 2nd Innings
(overnight 184 for four)
D Hyatt lbw b Gabriel 7
B Parchment lbw b Kantasingh 75
N Bonner lbw b Emrit 31
J Blackwood c Kantasingh b Cariah 18
*T Lambert lbw b Khan 51
D Bernard Jr c Simmons b Gabriel 0
+C Baugh c wkp Ramdin b Khan 13
N Miller lbw b Khan 11
A Richardson lbw b Khan 11
O Brown not out 11
S Cotterell b Khan 9
Extras (b14, lb8) 22
TOTAL (all out, 74.1 overs) 259
Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-65, 3-92, 4-179, 5-191, 6-215, 7-221, 8-238, 9-241, 10-259.
Bowling: Gabriel 15-2-52-2, Kantasingh 27-5-67-1, Emrit 9-1-43-1, Khan 9.1-2-28-5, Cariah 10-1-40-1, Richards 4-1-7-0.
T&T 2nd Innings (target: 286 runs)
A Barath c Brown b Richardson 8
L Simmons c Hyatt b Bernard 10
K Ottley lbw b Brown 22
J Mohammed lbw b Richardson 3
*+D Ramdin c Parchment b Miller 30
I Khan c Parchment b Miller 36
Y Cariah c Bonner Miller 7
R Emrit run out 52
M Richards lbw b Lambert 2
S Gabriel c Bernard b Miller 5
K Kantasingh not out 0
Extras (b5, lb11, w1) 17
TOTAL (all out, 77.2 overs) 192
Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-21, 3-24, 4-79, 5-79, 6-86, 7-169, 8-174, 9-192, 10-192.
Bowling: Richardson 11-4-23-2, Cotterell 13-4-31-0, Bernard 7-2-14-1, Miller 25.2-10-54-4, Brown 14-2-41-1, Lambert 7-2-13-1.
Result: Jamaica won by 93 runs.
Points: Jamaica 12, T&T 0.
Umpires: G Brathwaite, P Gustard.