T&T defeat Leeward Islands by 5 wickets

Scarborough, Tobago - A day after flying in from South Africa, Sunil Narine tore threw the Leeward Islands, as hosts T&T dismissed their opponents fby six wickets at Shaw Park.

The Leewards found themselves in early trouble when they were reduced to 46/4 in 18 overs. However Devon Thomas and Jahmar Hamilton came together in a 67-run partnership to bolster the tourists.

Thomas hit two sixes in his knock of 42 runs from 52 balls. His stay at the crease last just over an hour. At the other end, Hamilton was more patient, hitting 39 runs from 80 balls. He struck two fours and a six.

However, Rampaul and Narine proved to be too much for the visitors. Rampaul nabbed 4-20 while Narine took 4-17. T&T needed to get to their target of 141 runs in 40 overs to gain the bonus point.

Their run chase hit a block when Adrian Barath was caught behind without a run being scored. Evin Lewis followed soon after when he got to 11. Darren Bravo and Lendl Simmons then met in a 40-run stand.

Both batsmen took the score to 65 before Simmons lost patience and tried to clear deep mid-wicket He was superbly caught by Mali Richards for a well played 42. Darren Bravo became T&T's fourth wicket nine runs later when he was caught behind.

T&T were quite shaky at that stage but the international pair of Dwayne Bravo and Denesh Ramdin combined to save the hosts. Both put on 65 runs from 58 balls to take T&T to within touching distance of victory.

The bigger Bravo scored four fours and three sixes in his knock of 42. Dwayne Bravo was out late in the innings. Denesh Ramdin ensured the victory, staying at the end and finishing on 22 not out.

T&T won by five wickets.


Summary Scores:

Leeward Islands Innings: 140 All Out (43.2 Overs). Devon Thomas 42, Jahmar Hamilton 39, Montcin Hodge 15, Rahkeem Cornwall 14; Sunil Narine 9.2-3-1-17-4, Ravi Rampaul 9-3-20-4, Rayad Emrit 7-0-19-1, Yannick Ottley 6-0-30-1.

Trinidad & Tobago Innings: 144/5 (27.1 Overs). Dwayne Bravo 42, Lendl Simmons 25, Denesh Ramdin 22, Darren Bravo 22; Gavin Tonge 8-2-38-3, Justin Athanaze 6-1-30-2, Anthony Martin 5-0-22-0, Quinton Boatswain 6.1-1-35-0.


Leeward Islands

K Powell c Emrit b Rampaul 8

M Hodge c Simmons b Rampaul 15

M Richards LBW Narine 10

S Joseph c Simmons b Emrit 4

D Thomas c Simmons b Ottley 42

J Hamilton LBW Narine 39

R Cornwall LBW Narine 14

J Athanaze c Dwayne Bravo b Narine 0

G Tonge c Darren Bravo b Rampaul 4

A Martin b Rampaul 0

Q Boatswain not out 0

Total: 140 All Out (43.2 Overs)

Extras: (4WD) 4

Fall of Wickets: 1-20, 2-30, 3-35, 4-46, 5-113, 6-130, 7-130, 8-139, 9-140, 10-140.

Trinidad & Tobago Bowling: DJ Bravo 4-0-19-0, R Rampaul 9-3-20-4, R Emrit 7-0-19-1, S Narine 9.2-3-17-4, I Khan 5-0-24-0, L Simmons 3-0-11-0, Y Ottley 6-0-30-1.

Trinidad & Tobago (Target; 141)

A Barath c Thomas b Tonge 0

E Lewis LBW Tonge 11

L Simmons c Richards b Athanaze 25

Darren Bravo c Cornwall b Athanaze 22

Dwayne Bravo c Thomas b Tonge 42

D Ramdin not out 22

Y Ottley not out 5

Total: 144/4 (27.1 Overs)

Extras: (15WD, 2LB) 17

Did not Bat: I Khan, R Emrit, R Rampaul, S Narine

Fall of Wickets: 1-0, 2-25, 3-65, 4-74, 5-139

Leeward Islands Bowling: G Tonge 8-2-38-3, Q Boatswain 6.1-1-35-0, A Martin 5-0-22-0, J Athanaze 6-1-30-2, R Cornwall 2-0-17-0.

Result: Trinidad & Tobago won by 5 wickets

Man of the Match: Sunil Narine (Trinidad & Tobago)

Umpires: Lennox Abraham, Leslie Reifer

4th Official: Nigel Duguid

Match Referee: Hayden Bruce

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 08:03