CPL: Hetmyer among the runs in Warriors warm-up

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By Avenash Ramzan

Shimron Hetmyer, fresh off a solid performance in the recently concluded ODI series against Bangladesh, warmed up for the Hero Caribbean Premier League with a half-century in the Guyana Amazon Warriors first warm-up game on Monday evening at Providence.

Hetmyer struck 66, batting at number three, to lead Shoaib Malik’s XI to 187-6 off 20 overs. Jason Mohammed’s XI, in reply, were struggling at 58-6 when rain brought a premature end to the game after 11.1 overs.

The left-handed Hetmyer received support from skipper Malik, who struck 47. They added 76 for the third wicket. Hetmyer and Sherfane Rutherford, who opened the batting, joined forces to add 50 for the second wicket after Luke Ronchi fell for nine, bowled by Sohail Tanvir.

Rutherford made 40, as Tanvir ended with 3-23 and Raun Johnson 2-40.

Mohammed’s XI struggled from the inception as Warriors off-spinner Chris Green, brought in as a replacement for Cameron Delport, removed opener Trevon Griffith (1) and Akshaya Persaud (0) cheaply.

Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo snapped two wickets and Rayad Emrit and Clinton Pestano one each. Mohammed had a top score of 14.

See scoreboard below

Malik’s XI

+Luke Ronchi b Tanvir 9

Sherfane Rutherford c Anthony Adams b Raun Johnson 40

Shimron Hetmyer c Akshaya Persaud b Tanvir 66

*Shoaib Malik c Roshan Primus b Raun Johnson 47

Chris Green run out (Devendra Bishoo) 5

Christopher Barnwell LBW b Tanvir 4

Rayad Emrit Not Out 10

Extras: (w-5, lb-1) 6

Total (for 6 wickets; 20 overs) 187

FOW: 1-22, 2-72, 3-148, 4-167, 5-176, 6-187

Bowling: Sohail Tanvir 4-0-23-3, Veerasammy Permaul 4-0-40-0, Ramaal Lewis 4-0-31-0, Roshan Primus 4-0-42-0, Raun Johnson 3-0-40-2, Jason Mohammed 1-0-11-0

Mohammed’s XI

Trevon Griffith b Chris Green 1

Robin Bacchus c Chris Green b Rayad Emrit 4

Akshaya Persaud LBW b Chris Green 0

*Jason Mohammed c Sherfane Rutherford b Clinton Pestano 14

Gajanand Singh c Christopher Barnwell b Devendra Bishoo 10

Sohail Tavnir LBW b Devendra Bishoo 12

Roshan Primus not out 8

+Anthony Bramble not out 7

Extras: (w-1, lb-1) 2

Total (for 6 wickets; 11.1 overs) 58

FOW: 1-2, 2-2, 3-20, 4-36, 5-37, 6-47

Bowling: Chris Green 3.1-0-10-2, Saurabh Netravalkar 3-2-13-0, Rayad Emrit 2-0-19-1, Clinton Pestano 1-0-6-1, Devendra Bishoo 3-0-10-2

The Warriors will be in action again tomorrow (Tuesday August 7) in another practice game starting at 18:00h at the same venue. Warriors play their first match in this year’s CPL on Thursday (August 9) against St. Kitts Patriots at Providence at 18:00h.

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