Jamaica defeat Guyana by 10 runs
 

Port of Spain, Trinidad - Jamaica rided on Nkrumah Bonner's unbeaten century to defeat Guyana by 10 runs and top Group A in the NAGICO Super50 tournament.

After Bonner scored 122 not out, Guyana were chasing a score of 244 runs. They got off to a good start with West Indies batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul batting well.

The left-hander stroked 65 runs from 101 balls. Wickets, however, fell quick and fast around him, and it appeared that he was beginning to lose partners quickly. He himself went trying to up the tempo.

Fellow opener, Trevon Griffith, was Guyana's second highest scorer with 37. Sheldon Cottrell led the destruction with the ball for Jamaica, taking three wickets.

Nkrumah Bonner stroked a fine century to give Jamaica hope of topping Group A as the Jamaicans posted 243/7 from their 50 overs.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Jamaica were slow out of the blocks and only reached their century after 31.2 overs. Bonner too, were quite slow but the situation demanded.

The Jamaicans were reduced to 45/3 after 13.1 overs. Bonner pulled his team out stroking 122 runs from 157 balls, spending over two and a half hours at the crease. He hit eight fours and five sixes.

The Jamaicans scored 104 runs from the last ten overs of the innings, who 60 runs came off the last five. Veerasammy Permaul (2-45) and Ronsford Beaton (2-56) both took two wickets each for Guyana.

Jamaica won the toss and elected to bat first against Guyana in Match 10 of the NAGICO Super50 tournament being hosted by Port of Spain.

Ramnaresh Sarwan has been rested from the Guyana team after coming down with the flu while Narsingh Deonarine and Paul Wintz have also been replaced in the Starting XI.

Jamaica have left out Andrew Richardson, Jermaine Blackwood and Kenar Lewis. In their final group match, both teams will be aiming for a victory that will cement them at the top of Group A.

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The semi-final spots for Group A have already been decided. Ireland and the Windward Islands are already out of the competition and have no matches left to play. However, for Guyana and Jamaica, things are now heating up.

In both teams' final group match, the battle for first spot takes centre stage. Traditionally in sports, with such a system, it is believed that topping your group allows you to have an 'easier' game in the semi-finals, as the winner faces the second placed team from the other group.

That is what is on the line in the final match of Group A. Both teams are on nine points each after two matches but Jamaica are in first place courtesy of a better Net Run Rate.

The match is scheduled to start at 2pm Local Time (1pm Jamaica Time).

  • Thursday, 30th: Jamaica beat Windwards by 14 runs
  • Friday, 31st: Guyana beat Ireland by 114 runs
  • Monday, 3rd: Jamaica beat Ireland by 6 wickets
  • Tuesday, 4th: Guyana beat Windwards by 22 runs

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Summary Scores:

Jamaica Innings: 243/7 (50 Overs). Nkrumah Bonner 122*, Andre McCarthy 27, Nikita Miller 20, Andre Russell 14; Veerasammy Permaul 10-0-45-2, R Beaton 8-2-56-2, A Fudadin 6-1-17-1, D Bishoo 10-0-37-1.

Guyana Innings: . Shivnarine Chanderpaul 65, Trevon Griffith 37, Assad Fudadin 21, Veerasammy Permaul 17; Andre Russell 9.5-1-51-3, Sheldon Cottrell 10-1-62-3, Tamar Lambert 10-1-27-1, John Campbell 1-0-10-1.

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Toss: Jamaica won the toss and elected to bat first

Jamaica Squad: David Bernard Jr (captain), Nikita Miller (vice captain), Andre Russell, Carlton Baugh Jr (wicket-keeper), Tamar Lambert, Horace Miller, John Campbell, Andre McCarthy, Sheldon Cottrell, Jerome Taylor, Nkrumah Bonner.

On The Bench: Jermaine Blackwood, Andrew Richardson, Kenar Lewis; Junior Bennett (coach)

Guyana Squad: Christopher Barnwell (captain), Shiv Chanderpaul (vice captain), Anthony Bramble (wicket-keeper), Robin Bacchus, Trevon Griffith, Leon Johnson, Royston Crandon, Assad Fudadin, Devendra Bishoo, Veerasammy Permaul, Ronsford Beaton.

On The Bench: Narsingh Deonarine, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Paul Wintz; Esuan Crandon (coach)

UmpiresLeslie Reifer, Gregory Brathwaite

TV Umpire: Nigel Duguid

4th Official: Anthony Sanowar

Match Referee: Narine Bideshi

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Jamaica

H Miller c Bramble b Beaton 6

J Campbell c Bramble b Barnwell 10

N Bonner not out 122

T Lambert c Bramble b Fudadin 7

A McCarthy c Johnson b Permaul 27

C Baugh+ c Barnwell b Permaul 8

D Bernard* LBW Beaton 8

A Russell c Griffith b Bishoo 14

N Miller not out 20

Total: 243/7 (50 Overs)

Extras: (18WD, 3LB) 21

Did not Bat: S Cottrell, J Taylor

Fall of Wickets: 1-14, 2-25, 3-45, 4-97, 5-134, 6-152, 7-170.

Guyana Bowling: C Barnwell 10-0-57-1, R Beaton 8-2-56-2, A Fudadin 6-1-17-1, D Bishoo 10-0-37-1, V Permaul 10-0-45-2, R Crandon 6-0-28-0.

Guyana (Target; 244)

T Griffith c McCarthy b Russell 37

S Chanderpaul c Campbell b Cottrell 65

R Bacchus c Baugh b Russell 6

L Johnson LBW Lambert 16

C Barnwell b Campbell 11

A Fudadin c Nikita Miller b Cottrell 21

R Crandon run out Bernard 13

A Bramble b Cottrell 14

V Permaul not out 17

D Bishoo b Russell 6

R Beaton run out McCarthy 9

Total: 233 All Out (49.5 Overs)

Extras: (2NB, 15WD, 1LB) 18

Fall of Wickets: 1-88, 2-96, 3-124, 4-145, 5-152, 6-178, 7-192, 8-201, 9-216

Jamaica Bowling: J Taylor 8-0-27-0, S Cottrell 10-1-62-3, D Bernard 5-0-29-0, N Miller 6-1-26-0, T Lambert 10-1-27-1, A Russell 9.5-1-51-3, J Campbell 1-0-10-1.

Result: Jamaica won by 10 runs

Man of the Match: Nkrumah Bonner (Jamaica)

Umpires: Leslie Reifer, Gregory Brathwaite

TV Umpire: Nigel Duguid

4th Official: Anthony Sanowar

Date: 
Fri, 02/07/2014 - 20:44