Gabriel shines as Trinis rattle Jamaica

Port of Spain, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago produced an incisive bowling display to rattle Jamaica and take control of their Regional Four-Day game here Saturday.

Playing on the second day of the sixth round contest, the hosts bundled out the Jamaicans for 180 and then coasted to 94 for one at the close, an overall lead of 158 runs heading into Sunday’s penultimate day at Queen’s Park Oval.

Test batsman Darren Bravo ended a run of low scores to be 45 not out while the in-form Evin Lewis was nearing his second half-century of the game on 43 not out.

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Jamaica would have been disappointed with their batting performance after resuming the day on 24 without loss, in pursuit of T&T’s first innings total of 244.

Andre McCarthy hit 45 in the middle order, opener Jon-Ross Campbell got 31 and Nikita Miller, 28 not out, but none of their main run-scorers showed up.

Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel finished with three for 48 while pacer Marlon Richards (2-32) and leg-spinner Imran Khan (2-41) collected two wickets apiece.

T&T found success early in the morning’s play when John Campbell added just eight to his overnight ten before he was bowled by Gabriel to leave Jamaica on 39 for one.

Jamaica then lost four more wickets for 51 runs to slump to 95 for six, just after lunch, with Gabriel doing most of the damage.

He bowled Jermaine Blackwood with one that nipped back and removed captain Tamar Lambert for a first ball ‘duck’, caught at first slip by Kieron Pollard.

Jamaica got a reprieve through a 42-run, seventh wicket stand between McCarthy and Miller, but once McCarthy edged to Bravo at slip, the innings declined quickly.

With a lead of 64 runs on first innings, T&T lost the out-of-sorts Adrian Barath early when he missed a straight one from fast bowler Jerome Taylor and was lbw for two, at six for one.

However, Bravo and Lewis then combined to negate any further Jamaican success, posting 88 for the second wicket.

The left-handed Bravo has hit five fours and a six off 84 balls while Lewis has counted four boundaries in facing 112 deliveries.


Summary Scores:

Trinidad & Tobago 1st Innings: 244 All Out (80.1 Overs). Kieron Pollard 111, Evin Lewis 63, Adrian Barath 26, Rayad Emrit 18; Nikita Miller 21.1-5-78-4, Brian Buchanan 14.2-4-43-2, Damion Jacobs 20-4-61-2, Jermaine Blackwood 7.4-2-13-1.

Jamaica 1st Innings: 180 All Out (63 Overs). Andre McCarthy 45, Nikita Miller 28*, Damion Jacobs 20, John Campbell 18; Shannon Gabriel 14-3-48-3, Marlon Richards 13-3-32-2, Ricky Jaipaul 15-4-31-1, Imran Khan 11-2-41-2.

Trinidad & Tobago 2nd Innings: 94/1 (34 Overs). Darren Bravo 45*, Evin Lewis 43*, Adrian Barath 2; Jerome Taylor 6-1-21-1, Nikita Miller 9-4-11-0, Tamar Lambert 8-2-21-0, Damion Jacobs 7-3-20-0.

Stumps, Day 2


Trinidad & Tobago 1st Innings

A Barath LBW Jacobs 26

E Lewis c John Campbell b Miller 63

D Bravo c John Campbell b Buchanan 10

J Mohammed LBW Buchanan 0

K Pollard c Lambert b Jacobs 111

R Emrit* c Baugh Jr b Blackwood 18

S Katwaroo+ LBW Miller 1

I Khan LBW Miller 0

M Richards run out (Jon Ross Campbell) 8

S Gabriel LBW Miller 2

R Jaipaul not out 2

Total: 244 All Out (80.1 Overs)

Extras: 0nb, 0w, 3lb, 0b) 3

Fall of Wickets: 1-37, 2-58, 3-58, 4-142, 5-205, 6-206, 7-206, 8-240, 9-240, 10-244.

Jamaica 1st Innings Bowling: J Taylor 17-4-46-0, B Buchanan 14.2-4-43-2, D Jacobs 20-4-61-2, N Miller 21.1-5-78-4, J Blackwood 7.4-2-13-1.

Jamaica 1st Innings

Jon Ross Campbell LBW Richards 31

John Campbell b Gabriel 18

N Bonner c Katwaroo b Emrit 1

J Blackwood b Gabriel 9

T Lambert* c Pollard b Gabriel 0

A McCarthy c Bravo b Khan 45

C Baugh Jr+ c Khan b Richards 14

N Miller not out 28

D Jacobs run out(Bravo) 20

J Taylor b Khan 6

B Buchanan LBW R Jaipaul 1

Total: 180 All Out (63 Overs)

Extras: (2nb, 1w, 2lb, 2b)

Fall of Wickets: 1-39, 2-44, 3-59, 4-59, 5-69, 6-95, 7-137, 8-168, 9-177, 10-179.

Trinidad & Tobago 1st Innings Bowling: S Gabriel 14-3-48-3, M Richards 13-3-32-2, R Jaipaul 15-4-31-1, R Emrit 10-2-24-1, I Khan 11-2-41-2.

Trinidad & Tobago 2nd Innings (Lead; 64)

A Barath LBW Taylor 2

E Lewis not out 43

D Bravo not out 45

Total: 94/1 (34 Overs)

Extras: (0nb, 0w, 0lb, 4b) 4

Fall of Wicket: 1-6.

Jamaica 2nd Innings Bowling: J Taylor 6-1-21-1, B Buchanan 4-0-17-0, T Lambert 8-2-21-0, N Miller 9-4-11-0, D Jacobs 7-3-20-0.

State of Match: T&T lead Jamaica by 158 runs in their 2nd Innings

Points-to-date: T&T 4 (1 batting point + 3 bowling points) | Jamaica 3 (3 bowling points + 0 bowling points)

Toss: Trinidad & Tobago won the toss and elected to bat

Umpires: Nigel Duguid & Peter Nero

Standby Umpire: Lyndon Rajkumar

Match Referee: Hayden Bruce

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 15:27