Permaul (15-77) bowls Guyana Jaguars to three-day win

SUMMARY: Jamaica 216 all out (Jermaine Blackwood 59, Veerasammy Permaul 7-59, Kevin Sinclair 2-2) and 111 all out (John Campbell 66, Veerasammy Permaul 8-18, Kevin Sinclair 2-26) lost to Guyana Jaguars 304 all out (Vishaul Singh 93, Chandrapaul Hemraj 82, Marquino Mindley 3-68, Dennis Bulli 3-84) and 24-3 (Jamie Merchant 3-8) by seven wickets

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Veerasammy Permaul produced a masterful performance, claiming a career-best 8-18 in the second innings, to rip apart Jamaica Scorpions second innings batting on day three and hand Guyana Jaguars a seven-wicket win inside three days in round six of the West Indies Four-day Championship.

A total of seventeen wickets fell on an eventful Saturday at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, and the standout was undoubtedly left-arm spinner Permaul, who finished the contest with excellent match-figures of 15-77 after his first innings 7-59.

The 30-year-old, who ended the game with 42.2 overs, 15 maidens, 77 runs, 15 wickets, extended his lead at the top of the wicket-takers pile this season, moving to 45 from six games.

Final scores in the game: Jamaica 216 and 111; Guyana Jaguars 304 and 24-3.

The day started with Jaguars on 287-6 with Vishaul Singh eyeing his ninth career hundred on 93 and Kevin Sinclair on 20. However, they both failed to carry on, Singh falling on the same score and Sinclair getting 29.

Jaguars eventually secured a lead of 88 after being dismissed for 304. Marquino Mindley (3-68) and Dennis Bulli (3-84) were the leading wicket-takers for the hosts.

Scorpions started positively in the second innings with opener John Campbell and Alwayne Williams adding 75 for the first wicket, but that would prove to the best partnership of the innings by quite a distance as Permaul proceeded to dismantle the batting.

The next best partnership was 10, as Scorpions tumbled to 111 all out, to leave Jaguars a target of 24 for an outright win. Campbell topscored with 66 and Williams made 18.

Kevin Sinclair claimed 2-26 to support Permaul, before Jaguars sealed victory in 8.4 overs, losing three wickets in the process. Jamie Merchant picked up all three wickets.

The victory is a welcome one for the five-time defending champion Guyana Jaguars, who endured a loss and a draw in their last two games.

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