FOUR-DAY: Harpy Eagles hunting victory after setting Pride 343

SUMMARY: Guyana Harpy Eagles 436 all out from 142.1 overs (Veerasammy Permaul 90*, Kevlon Anderson 87, Kevin Sinclair 72, Tevin Imlach 55, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 40, Matthew Nandu 28; Kemar Roach 2-52, Jason Holder 2-52, Jomel Warrican 2-98) & 136-8 dec. from 32.2 overs (Anderson 33, Sinclair 25, Permaul 24; Warrican 3-32, Jair McAlister 2-21, Chemar Holder 2-40) lead Barbados Pride 230 all out from 68.3 overs (Jonathan Drakes 101, Shane Dowrich 41; Nial Smith 3-54, Isai Thorne 2-37, Gudakesh Motie 2-38) & 31-0 from four overs (Zachary McCaskie 18*, Kraigg Brathwaite 8*) by 312 runs


Guyana Harpy Eagles ended day three of its West Indies Four-Day Championship match in a commanding position after setting Barbados Pride a target of 343 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua.

In the round four contest, Pride reached stumps 31-0. Pride will need to survive the entire final day or score 312 more to win.

Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite (8*) and Test selectee Zachary McCaskie (18*) are at the crease for Pride.

Starting day three, 59-3, Pride were bundled for 230 despite a maiden First-Class century from Johnathan Drakes.

The right-hander scored 101 (13x4s) from 204 balls while former Test keeper Shane Dowrich made 41, as Harpy Eagles opted not to enforce the follow-on despite a considerable lead of 206.

Jonathan Drakes scored a maiden First-Class century (PHOTO: CWI) 

Nial Smith (3-54) led the wickets tally for the bowlers with support from Isai Thorne (2-37) and Gudakesh Motie (2-38).

In quest for quick runs, Harpy Eagles lost wickets at regular intervals in their second innings and opted to declare at 136-8.

Kevlon Anderson followed his first innings 87 with 33, while Kevin Sinclair (25), Veerasammy Permaul (24), Kemol Savory (22*), and Tagenarine Chanderpaul (20) offered tangible support.


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