Barbados subdue Guyana, set final date with Trinidad
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Barbados, behind a stroke filed 61 from man of the match Dwayne Smith and a four-wicket haul by Fidel Edwards, forced their way into the final of the NAGICO Super50 regional cricket competition when they humbled Guyana by seven wickets in the second semi-final at the Queen's Park Oval here Thursday.
Guyana won the toss and batted scoring 181 all out off 48.4 overs to which Barbados replied with 182 for three in 46 overs.
Barbados' chase was set up by Smith who rushed to 61 off 37 balls, a stint marked by nine fours and three sixes. He formed an opening partnership of 81 with a patient Kraigg Brathwaite.
Brathwaite occupied the crease until Barbados reached their target to remain undefeated on 55 in 122 minutes with five fours. His mature performance was the ideal approach for his team. In the process he posted his highest score in this format of the game at this level.
He found another useful partner in Kenroy Williams, who was 40 not out off 78 balls with two boundaries. The pair put on 72 unseparated for the fourth wicket, Wiliams making the most of his opportunity having come into the match as a replacement for Rashidi Boucher. Veerasammy Permaul, with the wickets of Smith, trapped leg before and a marginal return catch of the Barbadian captain Kevin Stoute, finished with two wickets for 44 runs off 10 overs.
Barbados will now meet Trinidad and Tobago in the final of the competition to be played at the same venue today.
Guyana 181 all out (48.4
Trevon Griffith b Edwards 7
Assad Fudadin b Edwards 4
Ramnaresh Sarwan lbw
Leon Johnson lbw Holder 7
Narsingh Deonarine b Holder 5 8
Christopher Barnwell * c Holder
b Williams 37
Royston Crandon lbw Benn 0
Anthony Bramble + run out
Veerasammy Permaul run out
Devendra Bishoo not out 0
Ronsford Beaten c Benn b
Extras (b1, lb5, w6, nb3) 15
Total all out; 48.4 overs
Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-15, 3-
22, 4-26, 5-91, 6-91, 7-146, 8-
181,9 -181, 10-181.
Bowling: Fidel Edwards 7.4-2-16-
4 (2w), Jason Holder 9-0-35-2
(1nb 1w), Carlos Brathwaite 7-1-
26-0 (1nb 1w), Ashley Nurse 6-
0-24-0, Sulieman Benn 10-1-39-1
(1nb 2w), Kenroy Williams 5-0-
21-1, Dwayne Smith 4-1-14-0.
Barbados: 182-3 (46 overs).
Dwayne Smith lbw Permaul 61
Kraigg Brathwaite not out 55
Kevin Stoute* c and b Permaul1
Jonathan Carter lbw Bishoo 9
Kenroy Williams not out 40
Extras (lb7, w8,nb1) 16
Total 3 wickets 46 overs 182
Did not bat: Shane Dowrich+,
Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse,
Fidel Edwards, Sulieman
Fall of wickets: 1-81, 2-83, 3-110,
Bowling: Ronsford Beaton 8-1-44-0 (1nb 4w), Christopher Barnwell 5-1-19-0 (2w),
Veerasammy Permaul 10-1-44-2
(1w), Devendra Bishoo 10-1-35-1
(1w), Royston Crandon 2-0-7-0,
Narsingh Deonarine 10-0-22-0,
Leon Johnson 1-0-4-0
Toss: Guyana, who chose to bat
Result: Barbados won by seven wickets
Man of the Match: Dwayne Smith (Barbados)
Umpires: Lennox Abraham and Joel Wilson
TV Umpire: Patrick Gustard
Match Referee: Michael Ragoonath