PCL: Jaguars take first innings honours on rain-affected day

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Guyana Jaguars proved 196 was a good enough first innings score, earning a 21-run lead over Leeward Islands Hurricanes.

By stumps on day two fifth round PCL Four-day game at Providence, the defending champions were busy building what they hope would be a winning total.

Rain interrupted the morning session and the showers came back in the afternoon to bring an abrupt end to the day’s play.

Jaguars extended the lead to 97 with eight wickets in the bag, closing the day on 76-2. The casualties were Trevon Griffith and Leon Johnson for 37 and 15 respectively. Both were undone by off-spinner Rakheem Cornwall, who moved his tally to six wickets in the match.

Tagenarine Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 15 off 104 balls and Christopher Barnwell yet to score when the players were forced off the field due to the downpour.

Hurricanes earlier began the day on 57-3, still trailing by 139 and were eventually bowled out for 175 in 58 overs. Seamers Clinton Pestano and Romario Shepherd shared seven wickets. They produced figures of 4-50 and 3-29 respectively.

Keemo Paul, Veerasammy Permaul and Devendra Bishoo each took a wicket. Several of the Hurricanes batsmen got starts, but none converted.

Number 10 Damion Jacobs top scored with 34, while Terrance Warde made 30. Action continues on Saturday from 09:30h and admission to the venue is free.

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