SUPER50: Scorpions slaughter Red Force by 292 runs


Jamaica Scorpions created history on Wednesday by recording the highest total in Regional 50-over cricket on their way to a 292-run slaughtering of Trinidad and Tobago in the first semi-final of the Super50 in Antigua.

The Scorpions piled up a gigantic 434-4, before skittling out Red Force for a paltry 142. Rovman Powell was undoubtedly the star of the show, smashing a whirlwind half-century before returning to take a five-wicket haul.

The right-handed Powell smashed nine sixes and six fours in a rampaging 95 off just 45 balls, while Chadwick Walton made his highest List A score, 117 (96 balls; 9x4s, 7x6s), and Jermaine Blackwood scored 108* (88 balls; 6x4s, 6x6s), his maiden list A hundred. Opener Steven Taylor helped lay the foundation for the huge score with 88 (71 balls; 8x4s, 5x6s).

All told, 27 sixes and 29 fours were struck, accounting for 278 runs in boundaries.

Powell then claimed 5-36 off eight overs and Walton pocketed five catches as Red Force batsmen were completely outfoxed in 26.3 overs. Jerome Taylor took 3-27, as only Jason Mohammed with an unbeaten 62 put up a fight.

Scorpions now await the winner of the second semi-final between Barbados Pride and Leeward Islands Hurricanes on Thursday. The final will take place on Saturday.

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