PCL: Jaguars pile up massive lead against Red Force

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A commanding batting performance, indicative of a champion team, powered Guyana Jaguars to a massive lead against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by stumps on day two at Providence.

Playing in the 10th and final round of the Professional Cricket League Four-day championship, Jaguars finished the day on 466-7, a massive lead of 331. Red Force, bottom of the table, mustered a meagre 135 on the opening day.

Jaguars huge total was built on a total team effort, as almost all the batsmen got a score of note. Sherfane Rutherford blasted 93 off 133 balls (11x4s, 4x6s), while Raymon Reifer, who got a five-wicket haul on the opening day, is unbeaten on 85.  

Keemo Paul is unbeaten on 35 off 32, while Anthony Bramble smashed four sixes in his 42 off 31 balls. Overnight batsmen Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Shimron Hetmyer made 36 and 46 respectively, while skipper Leon Johnson scored 17 and Akshaya Persaud 21. Opener Chandrapaul Hemraj made 72 on day one. 

Jaguars have already won the tournament, copping the title for the fourth year in succession. 

In the other games, Leeward Islands Hurricances are 99-2 in response to Windward Islands Volcanoes’ 197, and Jamaica Scorpions are 93-3 in pursuit of Barbados Pride’s 427.

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