Permaul, Imlach and Hemraj impress on day two at Providence

SUMMARY: Tevin Imlach XI 226 all out from 75.4 overs (Matthew Nandu 50, Chandrapaul Hemraj 46, Shamar Yearwood 37, Leon Johnson 25; Gudakesh Motie 3-8, Richie Looknauth 2-29, Junior Sinclair 2-33) and 167-4 (Tevin Imlach 65, Chandrapaul Hemraj 60; Gudakesh Motie 2-33) vs Gudakesh Motie XI 216 all out from 54.5 overs (Mavindra Dindyal 43, Anthony Bramble 37, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 36, Sachin Singh 25, Rampertab Ramnauth 24; Veerasammy Permaul 5-8, Demitri Cameron 2-32, Shamar Joseph 2-49)

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Spinner Veerasammy Permaul picked up five wickets and batsmen Tevin Imlach and Chandrapaul Hemraj made fifties as Tevin Imlach XI took the ascendancy against Gudakesh Motie XI on day two of the Guyana Harpy Eagles’ second Four-Day practice match at the National Stadium, Providence, on Thursday.

Resuming on 46-2 in response to 226 made by Tevin Imlach XI, Gudakesh Motie XI were dismissed for 216 from 54.5 overs with the veteran left-arm spinner Permaul producing excellent figures of 5-8 from 7.5 overs, three of which were maidens.

Fast-bowling pair Demitri Cameron and Shamar Joseph picked up 2-32 and 2-49 respectively.

National youth player Mavindra Dindyal topscored with 43 off 65 (8x4s), wicketkeeper/batsman Anthony Bramble made 37 off 50 (6x4s) and West Indies Test opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul scored 36 off 59 (5x4s).

Youth players Sachin Singh (25 off 52; 3x4s, 1×6) and Rampertab Ramnauth (24 off 32; 4x4s) also got starts for Gudakesh Motie XI.

With a slender lead of 10, Tevin Imlach XI closed the second day on 167-4, thanks largely to a pair of sixties from Imlach and Hemraj.

After the early loss of opener Matthew Nandu without scoring, Imlach and Hemraj put together 116 for the second wicket, before both were dismissed before the close.

Imlach struck 10 fours in 65 off 73 balls, while Hemraj hit 14 fours in 60 off 80. Left-arm spinner Motie has taken 2-33 off 12 overs thus far.

These practice games are being used by the national selectors to select the Guyana Harpy Eagles squad to compete in the Cricket West Indies Regional Four-Day Championship, starting February 1.

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