Cariah spins T&T to win in Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana – Yannic Cariah came of age, when he bowled Trinidad & Tobago to an innings and 45-run victory over Guyana in the WICB First-Class Championship match on Sunday.

The 18-year-old leg-spinner, playing in only his fourth match, snared 5-46 runs from 14 overs, as Guyana were dismissed for 173 in their second innings about 20 minutes past the scheduled close on the third day of their seventh round match at the Guyana National Stadium.

Fellow leg-spinner Imran Khan supported with 4-45 from 19.1 overs to finish the match with 8-111, after Guyana gave another spineless batting performance. Leon Johnson hit the top score for Guyana of 48, his captain Assad Fudadin supported with 30, and Rajindra Chandrika made 24.

Khan formalised the result for T&T, when he had Brandon Bess caught at mid-on for 18, after the visitors claimed an extra half-hour in the hope finishing things off, when the Guyanese slid to 145-8 just before the scheduled close.

The result meant that T&T gained 12 points to finish the preliminary competition on 52, and take second place behind the Combined Campuses & Colleges. The victory also gave them the right to host one of the semi-finals, starting on Friday, when their opponents will be defending champions Jamaica.

Guyana earned no points, and slumped to their fourth defeat to end another disappointing season at the bottom of the table. An opening stand of 50 between Chandrika and Johnson had given the Guyanese second innings a solid base, after they were asked to follow on 218 behind on first innings.

They were 80-2 at tea, and continued to bat resolutely after the break to reach 138-3, but Cariah undermined them in the hour before the scheduled close that was filled with drama, and Daren Ganga did not hesitate to try and finish things off.

Cariah had Fudadin caught behind, trapped Vishaul Singh lbw for 18, had Derwin Christian caught at forward short leg for two, Veerasammy Permaul stumped for a “duck”, and Amir Khan caught at mid-on. Imran Khan then had Steven Jacobs caught at short mid-wicket for four before he brought the match to a close.

Earlier, Guyana started the day on 37, and were dismissed for 216 in the final half-hour before lunch.
Amit Jaggernauth finished with 5-41 off 21.2 overs, and Khan snared 4-66. Chandrika ended with the top score for Guyana of 90, after he started the day on 77, and Derwin Christian made 51, after beginning on 16.

Trinidad and Tobago 1st innings 434-5 dec.
Guyana 1st innings
(overnight 137-5)
R. Chandrika c Khan b Gabriel 90
L. Johnson lbw b Jaggernauth 25
N. Deonarine lbw b Khan 5
*A. Fudadin b Jaggernauth 6
V. Singh lbw b Khan 4
S. Jacobs c and b Jaggernauth 0
+D. Christian c Cariah b Khan 51
V. Permaul not out 19
A. Khan c Mohammed b Khan 5
B. Bess lbw b Jaggernauth 1
R. Beaton lbw b Jaggernauth 0
Extras (b3, lb1, nb6) 10                         
TOTAL (all out, 83.2 overs) 216
Fall of wickets: 1-52, 2-61, 3-82, 4-89, 5-90, 6-186, 7-189, 8-197, 9-216
Bowling: Gabriel 13-1-49-1, Emrit 9-4-10-0, S. Ganga 8-4-10-0, Khan 22-5-66-4, Jaggernauth 21.2-6-41-5, Cariah 9-2-36-0
GUYANA 2nd innings (following on)
R. Chandrika lbw b Khan 24
L. Johnson c Emrit b Jaggernauth 48
N. Deonarine c Emrit b Khan 10
*A. Fudadin c wk Ramdin b Cariah 30
V. Singh lbw b Cariah 18
S. Jacobs c Jaggernauth b Khan 4
+D. Christian c Mohamed b Cariah 2
V. Permaul st Ramdin b Cariah 0
A. Khan c Khan b Cariah 6
B. Bess c Emrit b Khan 18
R. Beaton not out 0
Extras (b6, lb5, nb2) 13
TOTAL (all out, 75.1 overs) 173
Fall of wickets: 1-50, 2-72, 3-97, 4-138, 5-143, 6-145, 7-145, 8-145, 9-173
Bowling: S. Ganga 3-1-3-0, Emrit 4-0-12-0, Gabriel 5-0-19-0, Khan 19.1-4-45-4, Jaggernauth 24-11-33-1, Cariah 14-1-46-5, Mohammed 6-2-4-0
Result: Trinidad and Tobago won by innings and 45 runs
Points: Trinidad and Tobago 12, Guyana 0
Man-of-the-Match: Lendl Simmons
Umpires: Clyde Duncan, Clancy Mack
Match referee: Colin Stuart