Narine, Bravo leave it late to wreck Guyana
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine wrecked Guyana to give Trinidad and Tobago the upper hand on the second day of their fourth round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship here Thursday.
The West Indies star snared six for 38 as Guyana crashed from a position of 156 for one to 195 for nine at the close at Queen’s Park Oval.
Leon Johnson stroked a superb 87 and opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul hit 42 but Guyana lost their last eight wickets for 25 runs in a shocking collapse.
Earlier, T&T had carried their overnight position of 269 for five to 319 all out with captain Denesh Ramdin top scoring with 84, after resuming the day on 75.
All-rounder Imran Khan added just three after beginning the day on 41 as T&T lost their last five wickets for just 40 runs.
Left-arm spinner and captain Veerasammy Permaul claimed four for 62 while medium pacer Paul Wintz (2-50) and fast bowler Ronsford Beaton (2-59) finished with two apiece.
Assad Fudadin and Tagenarine Chanderpaul then gave Guyana a bright start, putting on 30 in quick time.
The left-handed Fudadin dominated the stand with a cameo 29 from just 32 balls with six fours before he fell lbw to fast bowler Shannon Gabriel.
Johnson then joined Chanderpaul in an excellent stand of 136 for the second wicket which put T&T on the backfoot in the afternoon sessions.
The left-handed Johnson faced 147 balls in 227 minutes at the crease and struck 12 fours and a six while Chanderpaul, also a left-hander, consumed 147 balls in a 227-minute knock, with seven boundaries.
Once Chanderpaul edged Narine to Dwayne Bravo at slip in the final hour, it sparked a collapse as Narine ran through the middle and lower order.
Johnson was shaping up well for his maiden first class century when he misread a Narine doosra and was bowled at 157 for three.
Narine then claimed the two big wickets of Ramnaresh Sarwan for one and veteran West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul for eight, to leave the innings in turmoil.
T&T 1st Innings
(overnight 269 for five)
A Barath c S Chanderpaul b Fudadin 12
L Simmons c S Chanderpaul b Permaul 51
DM Bravo c Sarwan b Deonarine 66
DJ Bravo c Sarwan b Permaul 0
K Pollard c Beaton b Permaul 6
*+D Ramdin c wkp Christian b Wintz 84
I Khan c Fudadin b Wintz 44
R Emrit b Beaton 8
S Narine c Fudadin b Beaton 24
A Jaggernauth not out 1
S Gabriel c Sarwan b Permaul 3
Extras (b9, lb2, w5, nb4) 20
TOTAL (all out, 106.5 overs) 319
Fall of wickets: 1-23, 2-91, 3-103, 4-115, 5-182, 6-281, 7-283, 8-303, 9-314, 10-319
Bowling: Beaton 25-8-59-2, Wintz 16-6-50-2, Fudadin 7-3-30-1, Permaul 23.5-9-62-4, Bishoo 21-6-54-0, Deonarine 12-3-40-1, Sarwan 1-0-12-0, Chanderpaul 1-0-1-0
GUYANA 1st Innings
A Fudadin lbw b Gabriel 29
T Chanderpaul c DJ Bravo b Narine 42
L Johnson b Narine 87
N Deonarine c Narine b DJ Bravo 1
R Sarwan lbw b Narine 1
S Chanderpaul b DM Bravo b Narine 8
+D Christian lbw b DJ Bravo 0
*V Permaul c Gabriel b Narine 1
D Bishoo and b Narine 4
P Wintz not out 5
R Beaton not out 7
Extras (b1, lb5, w1, nb3) 10
TOTAL (9 wkts, 63 overs) 195
Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-156, 3-157, 4-160, 5-175, 6-176, 7-176, 8-180, 9-181.
Bowling: Gabriel 12-2-50-1, Emrit 11-2-28-0, Narine 17-5-38-6, DJ Bravo 12-1-37-2, Jaggernauth 10-4-31-0, Imran Khan 1-0-5-0.
Position: Guyana trail by 124 runs with one wicket standing.
Umpires: Patrick Gustard, Norman Malcolm.