PCL: Red Force beat Jaguars by 94 runs

SUMMARY: Red Force 108 (Tion Webster 19, Keemo Paul 3-26, Clinton Pestano 3-37) and 317 (Jason Mohammed 83, Joshua Da Silva 49, Imran Khan 46, Jeremy Solozano 45, Raymon Reifer 4-64, Keemo Paul 4-81) v Guyana Jaguars 150 (Keemo Paul 66*, Imran Khan 3-22) and 182 (Romario Shepherd 50, Chandrapaul Hemraj 30, Imran Khan 3-45)

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Trinidad and Tobago Red Force inflicted a convincing 94-run defeat on Guyana Jaguars in sixth round action of Cricket West Indies’ Professional Cricket League Regional Four-day championship on Saturday.

The defeat, in three days at the Queen’s Park Oval, means the Jaguars, four-time defending champions, have now lost both games since Head Coach Esuan Crandon departed to take up Assistant Coach duties with the West Indies senior men’s side.

Ironically, West Indies have won both Test matches against England since Crandon joined the set-up.

Red Force resumed the third day on 264-5 and were eventually dismissed for 317 with Jason Mohammed extending his overnight 79 to 83. Imran Khan added just six to his overnight 40 as Raymon Reifer finished with 4-64 and Keemo Paul 4-81.

Paul bagged seven wickets in the match, to go with knocks of 66* and 19.

Set 276 to win, Jaguars went to lunch on 29-0 and with 247 more to get in five sessions, time was certainly not a concern. However, upon resumption, the Jaguars imploded to 89-6 before a lower-order rally, led by Romario Shepherd, delayed Red Force’s victory charge.

Shepherd made 50 as Jaguars made 182 in 67.3 overs. Khan picked up 3-45 to end with 6-67 in the match, while there were two each for Odean Smith, Bryan Charles and Anderson Phillip.

It was the first time Red Force defeated Guyana Jaguars in the PCL, and only the fifth loss Jaguars have suffered in the history of the competition. Leeward Islands Hurricanes (three times) and Barbados Pride are the other teams that have defeated Jaguars.

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