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Jamaica defeat T&T in regional four-day cricket

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter

Monday, April 01, 2013 | 8:19 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica—Five-time defending champions Jamaica beat Trinidad & Tobago by 93 runs on Monday to book their place in the semi-final of the regional four-day competition at Sabina Park.

After dismissing Jamaica for a second innings total of 259 in the opening session—and leaving themselves 286 runs for victory—the visitors were bowled out for 192 just moments before the scheduled close of the third day’s play.

Left-arm orthodox slow bowler Nikita Miller was the pick of the Jamaican bowlers with 4-54. The main Trinidad resistance came from all-rounder Rayad Emrit, who fashioned an accomplished 53-ball 52.

Earlier, the home team resumed on an overnight 184-4, but lost their last six wickets for 75 runs.

Man-of-the-match Brenton Parchment top scored with an attractive 75.

Imran Khan, bowling his leg-breaks, was the outstanding Trinidad bowler with figures of 5-28.

With the win Jamaica moved to 48 points, while T&T stayed on 36.

The teams will meet again in the Super50 competition at the same venue on Thursday.

Scores: Jamaica 147 (49.4 overs) & 259 (74.1 overs); Trinidad & Tobago 121 (48.2 overs) & 192 (77.2 overs)

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