PCL 4-DAY: Permaul (6-28) spins Guyana Jaguars to dominant position


A brilliant bowling performance from seasoned left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul has piloted Guyana Jaguars to a dominant position against Jamaica Scorpions in the opening round of the Professional Cricket League Four-day championship.

By stumps on day two at Providence, Guyana Jaguars, three-time defending champions of the tournament, had accumulated a sizeable lead of 273 with six wickets in hand. Scores so far: Guyana Jaguars 266 and 106-4; Jamaica Scorpions 99 all out.

Starting the day on 258-8, Guyana Jaguars added only eight runs for the remaining two wickets, but immediately after went about dismantling the visitors’ batting. Permaul finished with 6-28 as Scorpions conceded a whopping 167-lead.

Keemo Paul had two wickets, while Romario Shepherd and Gudakesh Motie picked up one apiece. Batting a second time, Jaguars closed on 106-4 with skipper Leon Johnson on 11 and Bhaskar Yadram yet to score. 

Rajendra Chandrika made 35 and Tagenarine Chanderpaul 33 in an opening stand of 53, while Chandrapaul Hemraj made 17 and Motie nine. Play on day three on Saturday will start at 09:30h and admission to the venue is free.

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