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LUNCH: Nash moves to 146 not out for JA

St Augustine, Trinidad – Brendan Nash made a superb century as Jamaica control to take control over Trinidad & Tobago at lunch on the second day of their WICB First-class semi-final on Saturday.

The left-handed Nash started the day on 96 and went on to score his eighth first class century as he continued to put the T&T bowlers to the sword. He went to the break on 146 not out and with his Wavell Hinds on 10. Jamaica reached 334-4 and will look to build a massive first innings score at the Sir Frank Worrell Ground at the UWI campus.

LUNCH: CCC spinners on top

Cave Hill, Barbados – Spinners Ryan Austin and Kavesh Kantasingh have snapped up five wickets as Combined Campuses & Colleges have the Windward Islands under severe pressure in their WICB First-class semi-final on Saturday.

At lunch on the second day at the 3Ws Oval, the Windwards found themselves in deep trouble at 69-5, replying to CCC’s 256. Austin, the experienced off-spinner, has so far taken 2-18 from eight overs, while Kantasingh, the attacking left-arm spinner has 3-24 from 12 overs.

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Jayawardene powers Sri Lanka to 274

Mumbai, India – Mahela Jayawardene stroked a delightful unbeaten 103 on Saturday to take Sri Lanka to a challenging 274-6 in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final against India.


Jayawardene, the only Sri Lankan to exceed 50, held the innings together with deft glides and pushes before cutting loose in the batting powerplay – when 63 runs came –  Sri Lanka’s highest of the tournament.

Sri Lanka bat first in grand final

Mumbai, India – Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to bat in the ICC World Cup 2011 final against India on Saturday.

Injured left-arm pace bowler Ashish Nehra was replaced by Shanthakumaran Sreesanth in the India team for what is one of the biggest matches in history at Wankhede Stadium.

Sri Lanka made four changes, selecting Thisara Perera, Suraj Randiv, Nuwan Kulasekara and Chamara Kapugedera in place of Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath and Chamara Silva.

Nash and Samuels on top of Jamaica

St Augustine, Trinidad – Brendan Nash was closing in on a century but the in-form Marlon Samuels missed out on one, as Jamaica dominated Trinidad and Tobago on the opening day of their WICB First Class Championship semi-final on Friday.

The left-hander finished the day unbeaten on 96 while Samuels was dismissed for 80, two innings that propelled the defending champions to 251-3 at the close at the Sir Frank Worrell Ground.

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