Sankar 5-wicket haul sets up Guyana win
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Leg-spinner Steven Sankar’s five-wicket haul undermined Windward Islands but Guyana stumbled and stuttered before pulling off a four-wicket victory in their second round match of the Regional Under-19 Championship here Monday.
Resuming the final day at Everest on 79 for four, the Windwards were dismissed for 165, with Sankar finishing with five for 53 and off-spinner Sharaz Ramcharran, three for 44.
Set a paltry 62 to win, Guyana cruised to 48 for one before dramatically losing five wickets for eight runs, to crash to 56 for six. Ryan John (2-15) and Sherman Lewis (2-23), with two wickets apiece, caused the damage.
However, Akshay Homraj, who finished on nine not out, held his nerve to steer Guyana home, smashing pacer Craig Phillip straight for four to achieve victory.
Opener Shimron Hetmyer, who hammered a century in the first innings, failed to score leaving Guyana on three for one but Brian Sattaur, who top-scored with 31 and Tagenarine Chanderpaul, who got 10, combined in a 45-run, second wicket stand to put their side in sight of victory.
Things fell apart once fast bowler Sherman Lewis claimed Chanderpaul at 48 for two, before Homraj saw the hosts safely to their target.
Earlier, the Windwards innings was held together by a fight knock of 46 from captain Roland Cato and knocks of 21 from Ryan John and 20 from Deron Hypolite.
Cato faced 110 balls in 107 minutes at the crease, and counted five fours. He added 41 for the sixth wicket with John.
Guyana head the standings with 26.3 points while the Windwards are third on 21.9 points.
WINDWARDS UNDER-19s 1st Innings 139
GUYANA UNDER-19s 1st Innings 243
WINDWARDS UNDER-19s 2nd Innings (overnight 79 for four)
G. Pope c wkpr Savory b Paul 0
M. Gordon lbw b Ramcharran 17
T. Simon c Baldeo b Sankar 21
K. Jno-Lewis c Baldeo b Sankar 10
*R. Cato b Sankar 46
+A. Latchman run out 12
R. John c Chanderpaul b Ramcharran 21
D. Edward b Sankar 0
D. Hypolite c (sub) Morris b Sankar 20
S. Lewis b Ramcharran 2
C Phillip not out 7
Extras (b6, lb1, nb2) 9
TOTAL (all out, 71.5 overs) 165
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-29, 3-48, 4-48, 5-81, 6-122, 7-128, 8-151, 9-155, 10-165.
Bowling: Paul 7-1-22-1, Baldeo 10-3-30-0, Ramcharran 24-7-44-3, Sankar 25.5-6-53-5, Waldron 4-2-5-0, Chanderpaul 1-0-4-0.
GUYANA UNDER-19s 2nd Innings (Target: 62)
S. Hetmyer c Gordon b Phillip 0
T. Chanderpaul c Jno-Lewis b S. Lewis 10
*B. Sattaur c Edward b Hypolite 31
B. Baldeo c wkpr Latchman b S. Lewis 5
K. Paul lbw b John 1
S. Ramcharran run out 0
A. Homraj not out 9
+K. Savory not out 1
Extras (b2, w5) 7
TOTAL (6 wkts, 15 overs) 64
Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-48, 3-48, 4-50, 5-50, 6-56
Bowling: Lewis 6-1-23-2, Phillip 3-0-21-1, John 5-0-15-2, Hypolite 1-0-3-0
Result: Guyana Under-19s won by four wickets
Points: Guyana Under-19s 18.2, Windwards Under-19s 4.7
Umpires: M. Baksh, I. Moakan