Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 10th 2016 Contents A46
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, October 10, 2016
Hope staked his claim for a place
in next week s first Test with a
classy half-century on the final
day of the West Indies drawn
three-day tour match against the
Pakistan Cricket Board Patron s
XI here yesterday.
The 22-year-old, who has played
six Tests with little success, hit 76
as West Indies were dismissed for
297 in their first innings at the
Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Left-hander Darren Bravo, how-
ever, failed to build on his overnight
success and complete triple figures
as he fell for 91, while wicketkeeper
Shane Dowrich got 33.
In reply, the PCB Patron s XI
finished on 26 for three as the
game petered out tamely.
Off-spinner Kraigg Brathwaite
managed to create some strife in
the little time available, picking up
two wickets for three runs.
The day/night "pink ball" affair
was a warm-up for Thursday s
start of the historic day/night Test
between West Indies and Pakistan
And the Caribbean side would
have been pleased with their out-
ing, especially with Hope, Bravo
and opener Kraigg Brathwaite gath-
Resuming the day on 174 for two,
Bravo and Hope extended their
third wicket stand to 93 before
being separated, when Bravo was
caught at the wicket off seamer
Shan Masood after adding 18 runs
to his overnight 73.
All told, he faced 267 balls and
struck 12 fours and three sixes.
His dismissal saw three wickets
for 26 runs as Jermaine Blackwood
(13) and Roston Chase (0) followed
cheaply to leave the Windies on
235 for five.
However, Hope continued to play
positively in an innings including
six fours and coming from 224
balls. He put on 51 for the sixth
wicket with Dowrich who struck
five fours in a 70-ball knock, in a
partnership which steadied the
When Hope perished, West
Indies fell away badly, losing their
last four wickets for 11 runs in the
space of 41 deliveries.
with bright 76
PCB Patron's XI 1st Inns 308
WEST INDIES 1st inns (o/n 174-2)
K Brathwaite c Fawad Alam b
L Johnson c AZakir b Jamal 11
DM Bravo c wkp Adnan Akmal b
S Hope b Shahzaib Ahmed 76
J Blackwood b Fawad Alam 13
R Chase c Mohammad Hafeez b
S Dowrich lbw b Ahmed 33
D Bishoo c Ahmed Shehzad
b Junaid Khan
M Cummins not out
A Joseph c Ahmed Jamal b Junaid
Extras (b5, lb1, pen5)
TOTAL (all out, 132.5 overs) 297
Fall of wickets: 1-34, 2-116, 3-209,
4-234, 5-235, 6-286, 7-290, 8-291, 9-
Bowling: Junaid Khan 22.5-6-31-2,
Imran Khan 13-3-43-0, Fawad Alam
16-10-17-1, Ahmed Jamal 20-4-53-1,
Shahzaib Ahmed 35-9-85-5, Iftikhar
Ahmed 21-8-37-0, Ahmed Shehzad
2-0-10-0, Shan Masood 3-1-10-1.
PCB PATRON'S XI 2nd Inns
Mohammad Hafeez c wkp Dowrich
S Masood lbw b Brathwaite 9
Ahmed Shehzad c Holder b
Iftikhar Ahmed not out
Asif Zakir not out
TOTAL (3 wkts, 6 overs) 26
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-19, 3-26.
Bowling: Cummins 4-1-10-0, Holder
4-1-7-1, Bishoo 4-1-6-0, Brathwaite
Result: Match drawn.
Toss: PCB Patron's XI.
Umpires: Ahsan Raza, Shozab Raza.
Indies all-rounder Deandra
Dottin says England held their
nerve better to secure a
thrilling five-run win in the
first One-Day International
match at Trelawny Multi-pur-
pose Stadium on Saturday.
England, bowling a tight line
and length on a slow pitch that
offered some uneven bounce,
defended 149 despite the West
Indies seemingly cruising at 53
without loss at one point.
"They never say never," Dottin
said, referring to the England
team. "They continued pushing
and still believed (they could
win)," she told members of the
media after the match.
The strongly built player, who
took three wickets to help dis-
miss England and top-scored
with 27 in the West Indies
innings of 144, said the hosts
will bounce back.
"It s not the start we were
looking for, but we just have to
go back to the drawing board
and see where we went wrong.
Our batting fell short and some
of us, including myself, needed
to stand up and bat. We did
not bat together as well as we
wanted to, but we have players
who can bat from one until...
but we ll bounce back," she
The ODI series is set to con-
tinue with today s match at the
Three matches remain at
Sabina Park in Kingston. The
final three ODIs will count
towards the ICC Women s
Championship, which will
determine four automatic qual-
ifiers for the 2017 ICC Women s
World Cup to be hosted by the
England & Wales Cricket Board.
Heather Knight, the England
captain, praised her team for a
stout effort after limited prepa-
ration due to rainfall associated
with the recent passing of Hur-
"It s really good to win...
obviously our preparation was
slightly interrupted by the hur-
ricane, so considering we had
little practice it was very nice
to go out there and get the win.
We want to keep this up," she
told the Jamaica Observer.
She said Danielle Wyatt, who
made 44, played a crucial
knock, though she was target-
ting a score of 180-200.
"The batters did well to get
us to near 150 because it was
really tough conditions out
there. It was slow out there and
conducive to spin. And the sort
of bounce out there was quite
uneven. (Wyatt) batted really
well and sort of kept her game
plan very simple.
"I thought we were slightly
under par but seeing the con-
ditions I knew we were still in
the game. The way our bowling
attack was doing I knew we
had the skills to defend that,"
T&T s Tonya Nero sparkled on her return
to Wichita, Kansas, in the United States, clock-
ing a season s best one hour and 17:38 seconds
to be the first women s runner to cross the
line in the Prairie Fire Half Marathon, yes-
The half marathon lived up to expectations
and, as promised, had a fast and exciting course
taking runners through the heart of Wichita.
While on the course, runners were able to view
Wichita s exciting entertainment district as
well as the beauty of some of the residential
areas the city has to offer.
The local premier distance runner beat Kristen
Brockhouse (1:23:1) of Kansas City, Missouri,
into second in a time of 1:23:1 and Anastasia
Diamond of the host city, was third in 1:27:17.
Following her victory, Nero posted on her
facebook page: "Prairie Fire Half Marathon
2016 in Wichita, Kansas...1:17:38 (SB)...1st
Female...Thank God for the gift of running."
The 27-year-old first attempted the race
back in 2011 and was victorious with a time
Nero has had a truly successful season so
far, winning the Bankers Insurance International
Half Marathon in Chaguanas on Independence
Day (August 31), crossing the line in 1:21:06,
to place 10th overall.
She won the Venture Credit Union 5K in
August in a time of 17.05, finishing ahead of
St Vincent and the Grenadines Linda McDowal
(17.39) and Grenadian Kernesha Pascal (18.55),
Nero also ran a quick time of 57.45 seconds
to beat silver medalist Lindsay Mies (1.06:25)
and third placed Christine Regis (1.07:49) in
the Eastern Credit Union s 28th annual road
(15-kilometre) race, the Granny Luces Classic,
in St Joseph in May.
Babar Azam has been
included in a 14-man
squad announced on
Saturday for the first
of three-Test series
against West Indies.
Azam is expected to
bat at number three
position in the absence
of Mohammad Hafez
who managed a seven-
ball duck for Pakistan
Cricket Board Patrons
XI in a warm-up contest
against the West Indies.
batsman scored record
360 runs in the recently
International series on
the back of three con-
Younis Khan will miss
out the series because
he is yet to fully recover
Sami Aslam has
retained his spot in the
line-up after impressing
with two half-centuries
in his first Test in Eng-
The Test will be the
second day-night affair
in the history of Test
cricket, after Australia
hosted their neighbours,
New Zealand, for a pink
ball Test at Adelaide last
Nero clocks season
best in Kansas victory
T&T's Tonya Nero crosses the line to win the Prairie Fire Half Marathon Wichita, Kansas, USA,
yesterday. She clocked 1:17:38 seconds to claim the title.
PCB Patron's XI vs West Indies
Links Archive October 9th 2016 October 11th 2016 Navigation Previous Page Next Page