SUPER50: Hosein, Ottley lead Red Force to easy win against CCC


Trinidad and Tobago Red Force started their campaign in the Cricket West Indies’ CG United Super50 Cup with a commanding win over the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) in a day/night game on Monday.

Playing at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, the defending championship skittled out CCC for 119 in 33.3 overs and then coasted to a seven-wicket win in 27.4 overs.

Left-handed opener Kjorn Ottley steered the run-chase with an unbeaten 65 from 79 balls.

Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein had earlier picked up 4-38 to help bowl out CCC, after the hosts opted to bowl first. He was supported by outstanding spells from seamer Jayden Seales (2-1) and off-spinner Sunil Narine (2-21).

Jonathan Drakes top-scored with 38 from 40 balls with half-dozen fours batting at number four, while Matthew Forde also crunched six fours in stroking 37 from 45 balls.

The CG United Super50 continues Tuesday in Antigua. Leeward Islands Hurricanes will look for their second win when they face Jamaica Scorpions at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium from 13:00h (12 noon Jamaica Time).


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