PCL title in sight; Jaguars 69-2 chasing 162


The 10th round Cricket West Indies Professional Cricket League Regional Four-day game between Guyana Jaguars and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force is heading for an early finish.

The day/night contest is poised to end today (Saturday), which is day three of the contest, with Guyana Jaguars 69-2, chasing 162 for an outright win that would guarantee them the title for the fifth year in succession.

Play will start at 14:00h today with the Jaguars needing 93 to win.

By stumps on day two at Providence, skipper Leon Johnson and Tagenarine Chanderpaul had brought the Jaguars to a position of comfort after the early loss of Chandrapaul Hemraj for a second-ball duck and Vishaul Singh for five at 12-2.

Johnson and Chanderpaul have added 57 so far for the third wicket, with the captain on 37 and the latter on 22.

Earlier, Red Force, resuming on 17-2 and aiming to first wipe off a deficit of 45 and then set a target, were dismissed for 206.

Daniel St. Clair (31*), Khary Pierre (30), Jason Mohammed (27), Joshua Da Silva (25), Denesh Ramdin (23) and 21 each from Odean Smith and Anderson Phillip all got starts for Red Force.

Romario Shepherd backed up his career-best 5-24 in the first innings with 3-52, while Raymon Reifer had 2-43 and Veerasammy Permaul 2-49.

Scores in the match so far: Red Force 120 and 206; Jaguars 165 and 69-2.

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