Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 5th 2015 Contents BRISBANE, Australia---West Indies were
staring a humiliating innings defeat in
the face after an all too familiar second
innings batting collapse left them hanging
by a thread on the penultimate day of
their four-day tour match against a
youthful Cricket Australia XI here Fri-
Trailing by 201 on first innings after
watching the hosts covert their overnight
245 for four into 444 all out at Allan Border
Field, West Indies slumped to 125 for seven
at the close, still requiring a further 76
runs to avoid a demoralising defeat.
Captain Jason Holder was unbeaten on
26 and partnered by tail-ender Kemar
Roach on nine, with only Devendra Bishoo
and Shannon Gabriel to come.
Carlos Brathwaite has so far top-scored
with a robust 31, batting at number eight,
while opener Rajindra Chandrika and the
experienced Marlon Samuels both scored
21.Of the top six, they were only ones to
make it past 15 as two debutants seamers,
Ryan Lees and James Bazley, ripped through
the West Indies top order to leave the
innings in tatters at 59 for six.
The 21-year-old Lees finished with three
for 37 and Bazley, only 20, claimed two
for 39, while leg-spinner Cameron Boyce
picked up two for 56.
The display will be worrying for West
Indies ahead of next week s first Test, espe-
cially coming against a side fielding six
players on first class debut.
They were in trouble from as early as
the fourth ball of the innings when Kraigg
Brathwaite perished without scoring, caught
at point by Bazley off Lees, without a run
on the board.
Left-hander Darren Bravo followed soon
afterward for five, nicking a defensive prod
at Bazley behind, to leave the tourists on
seven for two.
Chandrika, who faced 47 balls and struck
two fours, then repaired the innings some-
what in a 29-run, third wicket stand with
Samuels who faced 53 deliveries and also
counted two fours.
Bazley, however, removed Chandrika to
a catch in the slips by substitute Tim Paine
and with a run added in the next over,
Lees removed Jermaine Blackwood without
scoring to a catch at the wicket as the
Windies tumbled to 37 for four.
They would be no immediate recovery
as Denesh Ramdin, who made 12, and
Samuels, fell in successive overs with the
score on 59. Ramdin edged a drive to Tom
Andrews at gully off Lees and Samuels
was trapped lbw to Boyce.
Holder then anchored the two most pro-
ductive stands of the innings, adding 38
for the seventh wicket with Carlos Brath-
waite and a further 28 in an unbroken
eighth wicket partnership with Roach.
Brathwaite counter-attacked, smashing
three fours and two sixes off 28 balls before
he edged a googly from Boyce onto his
stumps at 97 for seven.
Holder was the best bowler with four
for 76 while Carlos Brathwaite ended with
two for 93. (CMC)
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Woeful WI staring at innings defeat
This country s Under-20 Women Soca
Warriors will be going after their first points
in two matches when they meet Honduras
in a feature match of a Group A double-
header in the Concacaf Under-20 Champi-
onship at the Estadio Olimpico Metropoli-
tano in San Pedro Sulam from 7.30pm
The Jason Spence-coached T&T squad
enters the match as the last-placed team in
the four-nation group after going under to
Canada 2-0 in the eight-team tournament
opener at the same venue on Thursday night.
Honduras drew 2-2 with Jamaica in the night s
Going into the tournament minus three of
its key players and with less than ideal prepa-
rations, the Under-20 Women Soca Warriors
were heavy underdogs, but still produced a
valiant effort, which in the end was not quite
Sarah Kinzner netted first with a shot from
distance in the 16th minute which it took into
the break. Martina Loncar struck late in the
match, eight minutes from time, to push
Canada to the top of the table.
Speaking after the match Spence said his
team produced a fighting display against the
stronger Canadian side.
"It was clear that this Canadian team is
together playing for a long time and has lots
of experience," Spence said.
"We made life quite frustrating for them
as we stuck to our shape and we were dis-
ciplined for the most part of the match. Unfor-
tunately we have to use the games in the tour-
nament also as our warm up games," he added.
"Nevertheless I am pleased with the way
and the discipline shown by the team tonight.
We will certainly be building on this game.
We lost the game in two moments of not
shutting down the play quick enough.
"The positives certainly are that we have
shown growth in the way and methods we
use at this level the scoreline in the Concacaf
Under-17 qualifier two years ago was a 11-0
victory for Canada from which the same core
of players were involved. So clearly we have
closed the gap and certainly if we had gotten
the preparation I asked for and we arrived in
Honduras earlier it would have put us in a
better position psychologically and physical-
"Credit definitely has to be given to the
players for literally jumping off a plane to face
a power house in Women football and give
a gallant solid showing," Spence continued.
Reflecting on the performance of the team,
Spence was quick to point out that goalkeeper
Rebecca Almondoz was certainly a bright
Looking ahead to his team s next match,
the T&T coach added, "Jamaica and Honduras
drew 2-2 and it was a result I was hoping for
as it now leaves the group within reach as we
dropped three points and both Honduras and
Jamaica dropped two points each, and we still
have them both to play."
For the Jamaica, Khadija Shaw was the star,
responding on both occasions after Elexa Bahr
twice gave the host a lead.
Bahr put the Hondurans ahead 1-0 in the
fourth minute with a delightful right-footed
free kick from near the top of the arc that
beat scrambling goalkeeper Shanay Ricketts
at the right post.
The Reggae Girlz equalised in the 23rd
minute as Shaw converted from the penalty
spot after Cherry Velasquez fouled Chanel
Hudson-Marks in the box.
Two minutes before the break, Bahr restored
the Catrachas advantage, nodding Jinan
Abdalah s right-sided cross into the back of
the net from the edge of the six-yard box.
In the 73rd minute, Shaw put the sides back
on level terms. Shifting play off the dribble
from right to left, the 18-year-old was given
ample space by Honduran defense. Once she
neared the middle, Shaw snapped off a low,
left-footed shot from 25-yards out that goal-
keeper Madelinne Nieto could not reach with
a dive near the right post. Tonight, Jamaica
squares off against Canada from 5pm.
Last night, Group A kicked off with Haiti
up against Panama, and three-time defending
champions USA versus Mexico.
U-20 Women Warriors face Honduras
...after being shut out 2-0 by Canada
Richards and Muhammed joined each other with
T&T reeling on 102/8 in the second session, after
medium pacer Christopher Barnwell ran through the
T&T batting. At this stage, Barnwell had figures of
10 overs, two maidens, 27 runs and five wickets.
Richards and Muhammad avoided any further
damage guiding T&T to 117/8 at the tea break.
The pair came to the middle with a different mind-
set after tea, taking the attack to the Jaguars bowlers.
The right-handers punished the spin duo of
Veerasammy Permaul and Gudakesh Motie as the
pair grew in confidence. Muhammad struck Permaul
for two fours in quick succession, while Richards got
into the action when he slammed a four over Motie s
After T&T got to 150 and the pair brought up the
50-run partnership, Muhammad raced into the forties
after some big shots, which included a six over mid-
wicket of Permaul.
Richards also had his moments, but was happy to
play the supporting role as the debutant Muhammad
seemed ready for the big stage.
After fast bowler Ronsford Beaton came back into
the attack, Richards tried to cut at one and was lucky
to survive, as the ball flew between the wicketkeeper
and first slip with both fielders rooted to the ground.
Muhammad brought up the 200 for T&T with a
pull shot for four as Guyana captain Leon Johnson
introduced many bowlers hoping for the break-
Muhammad then celebrated his maiden first class
fifty, punching the air while completing the precious
single. Another single then brought up the 100-run
partnership, while a misfield at point allowed Richards
to get two runs to bring up his maiden first class
fifty. After testing Richards and Muhammad with
some bouncers, Beaton finally got the breakthrough
as Richards was caught in the covers ending the 108-
The innings came to a close when Muhammad
was caught at long on by Vishaul Singh of Permaul s
bowling. Barnwell finished with 5/32 and Permaul
snatched 3/59 for Guyana.
Earlier, the return of experienced batsman Jason
Mohammed could not ignite the Red Force top order.
Before Muhammad and Richards joined forces,
Mohammed was the only batsman to offer resistance
with a score of 33.
Richards rescue T&T
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Cricket Australia XI vs West Indies
3rd day, tour match
WEST INDIES 1st Innings 243
CRICKET AUSTRALIA XI 1st Innings
(overnight 245 for four)
J Silk c Ramdin b C Brathwaite
J Carder c (sub) b Holder
N Stevens b K Brathwaite
J Inglis c Bravo b Holder
J Peirson c Chandrika b C Brathwaite
M Short b Roach
J Bazley c Roach b Holder
S Milenko b Gabriel
T Andrews c Bravo b Holder
C Boyce c Roach b Bishoo
R Lees not out
Extras (lb5, nb11)
TOTAL (all out, 104.2 overs)
Fall of wickets: 1-68 (Silk), 2-82 (Carder), 3-168
(Inglis), 4-193 (Stevens), 5-287 (Peirson), 6-335
(Short), 7-352 (Milenko), 8-399 (Andrews), 9-430
(Bazley), 10-444 (Boyce)
Bowling: Roach 16-1-78-1, Gabriel 21-2-101-0
(11nb), C Brathwaite 23-4-93-2, Holder 22-5-76-4,
Bishoo 14.2-0-60-1, K Brathwaite 8-0-31-1.
WEST INDIES 2nd Innings
K Brathwaite c Bazley b Lees
R Chandrika c sub (T Paine) b Bazley
DM Bravo c wkp Peirson b Bazley
M Samuels lbw b Boyce
J Blackwood c wkp Peirson b Lees
D Ramdin c Andrews b Lees
J Holder not out
C Brathwaite b Boyce
K Roach not out
TOTAL (7 wkts, 43 overs)
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (K Brathwaite), 2-7 (Bravo), 3-
36 (Chandrika), 4-37 (Blackwood), 5-59 (Ramdin),
6-59 (Samuels), 7-97 (C Brathwaite)
Bowling: Lees 14-3-37-3, Bazley 14-3-39-2, Boyce
12-1-34-2, Andrews 3-1-15-0.
Position: West Indies require 76 runs to make CA
XI bat again.
Toss: West Indies.
Umpires: P Gillespie, S Nogajski.
Captain Jason Holder...was
propping up West Indies
second innings at the close,
unbeaten on 26. FILE PHOTO
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