Ton for Singh as Jaguars pile on the runs
Vishaul Singh hit his second hundred of the season and shared a record stand with fellow left-handed century-maker Leon Johnson to help Guyana Jaguars build a massive first innings total of 484-8 declared against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in their key Digicel 4-Day Championship match on Friday.
But Red Force openers, Windies batsman Kyle Hope and former Windies Under-19 player Amir Jangoo, gave their side a strong start to their reply on the second day of their top-of-the-table, day/night, fourth-round battle at the Brian Lara Cricket Ground.
Jangoo was not out on 32 and Hope was not out on 18, as they batted through 19 overs in an hour-and-a-half before stumps were drawn to give Red Force a strong start to their reply.
Singh made an even 100 – his eighth first-class hundred – to become the second century-maker of the innings behind Johnson, whose 165 helped to propel Jaguars to a declaration just over an hour before the scheduled close.
Singh has reeled off scores of 119, 8 not out, 97 and 34 prior to this innings after he missed the first match of the season, due to his involvement with the Windies “A” Team in their three “Test” home series against Sri Lanka “A”.
He put on 183 with Johnson, establishing a new Jaguars third-wicket record against Red Force in the modern era of the West Indies first-class championship (1966 onwards) to eclipse the previous mark of 179 shared between legendary, former Windies captain Clive Lloyd and another former Windies batsman Len Baichan 44 years ago at Skeldon in Guyana.
Sophomore off-spinner Bryan Charles captured 5-134 from 43 overs to be the pick of the Red Force bowlers on an unresponsive pitch.
Elsewhere, Scorpions (342) vs Hurricanes (209) in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Pride (360) vs Volcanoes 151-5 in Kingstown, St. Vincent.