Super50: Rampaul, Narine set up easy win for Red Force
A clinical display with bat and ball by Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, saw them convincingly topple the Leeward Islands Hurricanes to stay unbeaten after four matches and go top of the table in CG Insurance Super50 Cup.
The Leewards pretty much lost the game with the bat as experienced bowling duo of CG Insurance Man-of-the-Match Ravi Rampaul and Sunil Narine, who have a combined 293 List A matches and 454 wickets rocked their innings.
Rampaul and Narine took six of the 10 wickets to fall as the Hurricanes posted 129 all out in 46.1 overs. Rampaul took 3-17 and Narine 3-36. Red Force then reached the target, scoring 130-1 in 24.5 overs.
T&T gave a List A debut to exciting young fast bowler Jayden Seales and left-arm spinner Khary Pierre. A highlight moment of their bowling display was Narine, who took his first wickets of CG Super50 2021, bowling Terrance Warde with a huge off-break.
In the run-chase aggressive left-handed opener Evin Lewis (28) got after to his usual brisk start hitting thee fours and two sixes on his knock, before being dismissed against the run of play, caught at point off Quinton Boatswain.
However, when centurion from the previous match, Jason Mohammed (40 not out) joined Kjorn Ottley (47 not out), they built a 93-run partnership and comfortably got to the target.
“It feels great (Man-of-the-Match), the pitches aren’t bowling friendly and there is a strong breeze as well, so I am very happy with the performance of all our bowlers today especially,” said Rampaul.
“I played here a couple years ago in Antigua and the pitches had a little bit more in it for the fast bowlers, so we have to work with what we have, find ways of getting wickets for the team and so far we are doing that.”
Thursday: Windward Islands Volcanoes vs Barbados Pride at SVRS. First ball is 09:00h (08:00h Jamaica Time)
Friday: Leeward Islands Hurricanes vs Jamaica Scorpions at SVRS. First ball is 09:00h (08:00h Jamaica Time)