Singh’s XI beat Johnson’s XI in warm-up game

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Vishaul Singh’s XI defeated Leon Johnson’s XI by 49 runs when the Guyana Jaguars first warm-up game was played on Wednesday at the National Stadium, Providence.

Singh’s XI posted 259, and Johnson’s XI, boasting 11 of the 14 players selected to represent the Jaguars in the upcoming West Indies Cricket Board’s Super50 competition, responded with 210 all out.

Half-centuries from opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Royston Crandon powered Singh’s XI to the winning total. Chanderpaul topscored with 56 off 81 balls, while Crandon stroked 52 off 43.

Singh chipped in with 40, while Rajendra Chandrika made 32 and Chandrapaul Hemraj 26. Bowling for Johnson’s XI, Veerasammy Permaul picked up 3-47, while there were two apiece for Devendra Bishoo and Steven Jacobs.

Johnson’s XI, in reply, never got going despite three batsmen getting into the forties. Johnson led the way with 46, while Christopher Barnwell made 44 and Assad Fudadin 40. Bowling for Singh’s XI, Gudakesh Motie picked up four wickets. The second and final warm-up game is set for Friday at the same venue, starting at 09:00h.

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