SUPER50: Pride stun Red Force by 171 runs


West Indies seamers Miguel Cummins and Kemar Roach stunned Trinidad and Tobago Red Force with lethal spells, as Barbados Pride made a successful start to their Regional Super50 title defence with a commanding 171-run win on Tuesday. 

Asked to chase 279 in the day/night Group A match at Kensington Oval, Red Force crumbled spectacularly for a disappointing 107 off 21.3 overs, undone by the homeside’s pace attack. 

Cummins snatched 4-35 and Roach picked up 3-33, while medium pacer Carlos Brathwaite supported with 2-32. Roach was superb up front with the new ball, taking three wickets in his opening spell, which sent Red Force crashing to 17-4 in the seventh over. 

Sunil Narine, batting at eight, smashed an explosive 28-ball 51 but Cummins and Brathwaite combined to wreck the remainder of the innings. 

Sent in earlier, Pride rallied to 278-9 off their 50 overs, with all-rounder Kevin Stoute stroking 74 and Test batsman Roston Chase gathering exactly 50. Windies stroke-maker Shai Hope carved out a typically elegant 47, while left-hander Jonathan Carter hit 37. 

Jamaican left-arm speedster Sheldon Cottrell (3-52) and Roshon Primus (3-70) both ended with three wickets apiece while off-spinner Narine claimed two for 29. (CWI)

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