PCL: Singh, Johnson keep Jaguars in the hunt

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Solid half-centuries by Vishaul Singh and Leon Johnson were the pillar of Guyana Jaguars’ response to Jamaica Scorpions’ 358 on the second day of their seventh clash in the Windies Four-Day championship at the National Stadium, Providence, on Friday.

The two left-handers, who are the team’s most seasoned players, bailed the Jaguars out of trouble at 62-3 with a valuable 101-run partnership, which was left the home side trailing by 155 at stumps.

Singh has so far top-scored with 61, while Johnson made 58. At the crease are Christopher Barnwell (22*) and Raymon Reifer (5*).

Sherfane Rutherford, who gained a promotion to number three, steadied the ship with a fluent 31 after the openers went early.

Opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul made 10 and Chandrapaul Hemraj was bowled for four by Derval Green, who was the hero with the bat for Scorpions.

Resuming on 320-8, Scorpions were led by Green, whose primary role in the team is a seam bowler.

The right-hander picked up where he left off on 59 overnight to reach 86 of 81 balls before he was last man out. Veerasammy Permaul (3-76) and Rutherford (3-52) were the most successful bowlers.

Play continues on Saturday from 10:00h. Admission to the venue is free.

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