Chanderpaul, Homraj lead Guyana batting

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Half-centuries from Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Akshay Homraj propelled hosts Guyana into a favourable position against Leeward Islands in the Regional Under-19 Tournament on Tuesday here.

Chanderpaul hit the top score of 65 and Homraj supported with 62, anchoring the Guyanese to a first innings total of 270 all out, after they chose to bat on the opening day of their first round match at the Guyana National Stadium.

Ross Powell was not out on 14 and Shaquille Martina was not out on a duck, as Leewards reached 21 for one at the close.

Opener Dion Weste was the casualty for the Leewards before stumps were drawn, when he was caught close to the wicket off Balchan Baldeo.

Guyana failed to get a good start, losing Shimron Hetmyer cheaply for five with the score on 20 early in the day.

Their captain Brian Sattaur scored just 10 before perishing at 42 for two, but Chanderpaul, who opened the batting, kept the top order together with a typically unflappable half-century.

He faced 137 balls in 197minutes at the crease, and struck eight fours and one six.

The right-handed Homraj, batting at number six, then propped up the lower order with his knock.

Steven Sankar chipped in with an unbeaten 32 while Keemo Paul got 26.

Off-spinner Martina picked up five for 86.


Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:42