U-13 Cricket: Ramdeholl spins Guyana to series-levelling win over T&T

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Spinner Richard Ramdeholl bowled Guyana to a 43-run victory over Trinidad and Tobago in game two of their Bilateral/Goodwill series at the National Stadium, Providence, on Tuesday.

The win drew the four-match series level 1-1. Trinidad and Tobago won the opening contest by nine wickets under the Duckworth/Lewis/Stern method on Sunday.

Ramdeholl recorded outstanding figures of 3-0 off 4.5 overs in a game-changing spell of off-spin bowling. His effort brought about a Trinidad and Tobago collapse after they were 47-4 at one stage chasing 100.

Guyana’s captain and left-arm spinner Brandon Henry supported Ramdeholl with figures of 2-17 off five impressive overs, while fast bowler Raffel McKenzie, who sent back both openers early, finished with 2-29 off four overs.

The Guyanese players were elated when the final T&T wickets fell as they bounced back from the first match thumping to successfully defend the seemingly small total of 99 made by their batsmen earlier in the day.

Trinidad and Tobago batsmen needed to score just over two runs per over to take what would have been an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

However, from 54-5 in the 12th over, the visitors crashed to 56 all out in 20 overs.

Earlier in the day, Guyana limped to 99 all out in 37.5 overs after winning the toss and deciding to bat in overcast conditions. The Guyanese batsmen did better with the bat this time, following the 43 all-out they had made in the first match.

Opening batsman Mohammed Balle topscored with 17 off 40 balls, Arif Marimutoo made 13 off 35, Raffel McKenzie chipped in with 11 off 18 and Rayaz Latiff finished on 12 not out off 29 balls.

Bowling for Trinidad and Tobago, pacer Tyler Ramroop took 3-15 off eight overs and Player-of-the-Match in the first game, Shaan Ramtahal, again took three wickets, this time finishing with figures of 3-16 off 5.5 overs.

The third match of the series will be played on Thursday (December 15) at the National Stadium, Providence, from 10:00h.

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