Barbados get over Jamaica to reach final of Caribbean T20

Barbados played a good allround game to record a comfortable win over Jamaica in Semi-final 2 of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Caribbean T20 on Friday evening at Queen’s Park Oval. The Bajans limited the Jamaicans to 153-9 and then strolled to 154-4 to win with more than an over to spare.

The outcome meant that Barbados will face Guyana in the final on Saturday at the same venue from 8 pm (7 pm Jamaica Time). Jamaica will take on Trinidad and Tobago in the third-placed play-off at 4 pm (3 pm Jamaica Time).

Left-hander Jonathan Carter hit two fours and three sixes in 54 from 42 balls, while opener Dale Richards gave the innings an enterprising start, banging seven fours and a mighty six in 40 off 20 balls. Skipper Ryan Hinds had the honour of hitting the winning run shortly before midnight when he lofted a ball over long-off. Left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie took 2-13 from his four overs to increase his bag of wickets for the CT20 to 10 at 7.80 apiece, making him the leading bowler.

After the match, Hinds praised everyone in his squad. The left-handed allrounder said: “Excellent! We were excellent today and we deserve to win this match and reach the final. It was a total team effort. We planned well and we worked according to our plans. I am very happy with all we did.”

Earlier in night, Danza Hyatt clobbered three fours and eight sixes in 89 from 50 balls give his side a late boost of 111 runs in the final 10 overs. He won the Man-of-the-Match award.