Super50: Red Force whip Jaguars by 152 runs to lift Sir Clive Lloyd Trophy
SUMMARY: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 362-5 from 50 overs (Simmons 146, Lewis 57, Darren Bravo 47, Pooran 39, Shepherd 2-105) vs Guyana Jaguars 210 all out in 43.5 overs (Reifer 97*, Motie 28, Hetmyer 20, Rampaul 4-53, Seales 3-40, Phillip 2-40)
Trinidad and Tobago Red Force produced a flawless record on their way to lifting the Sir Clive Lloyd Trophy, outplaying Guyana Jaguars by 152 runs in the final of the CG Insurance Super50 Cup on Saturday at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.
Red Force won all five of their round-robin games, the semi-final and championship contest, concluding the tournament with a massive total of 362-5 and then restricting Jaguars to 210 from 43.5 overs.
Raymon Reifer produced the only score of note for Jaguars, finishing on 97 not out to follow up his 90 in the semi-final against Windward Islands Volcanoes.
Ravi Rampaul was yet again impressive, claiming 4-52, along the way becoming only the fourth man to take 100 Super50 wickets. Jayden Seales picked up 3-40 and Anderson Phillip 2-40.
Led by a splendid 146 from opener Lendl Simmons, Red Force piled up the highest total of the season after being asked to bat first.
Simmons and Evin Lewis (57) added 121 for the first wicket, before Simmons and Darren Bravo (47) put together 100 for the second wicket. Simmons struck 15 fours and seven sixes and faced 145 balls.
Nicholas Pooran smashed four sixes and three fours in 39 off 15; Denesh Ramdin got 27 of 18 and Kieron Pollard 23 off 16. The innings included 30 fours and 18 sixes.
Bowling for Jaguars, Romario Shepherd took 2-15, while there was one each for Gudakesh Motie, Nial Smith and Raymon Reifer.