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Red Force wraps
BASSETERRE, St Kitts---Trinidad and Tobago
Red Force ended an otherwise disappointing
Regional four-day campaign on a high when
they crushed Leeward Islands Hurricanes by
an innings and 17 runs yesterday.
Starting the final day of their 10th round game at
Warner Park needing a huge effort to pull off victory,
Red Force found their inspiration in leg-spinner Imran
Khan who finished with match figures of 11 for 140.
He failed to add to his overnight five-wicket haul as
Hurricanes, resuming on 273 for six, were dismissed
for 299. Seamer Roshon Primus took two of the four
wickets to fall to finish with two for 62.
Following on by 254 runs, Hurricanes were dis-
missed for 237 in their second innings with Khan
proving T&T's trump card again with six for 74.
Off-spinner Bryan Charles picked up three for 110.
Opener and captain Montcin Hodge resisted with
an unbeaten 96 while Kacey Carty carved out his sec-
ond half-century of the game with 54 and Akeem
Saunders got 41.
Hurricanes were 188 for three at one stage inside
the first hour after tea but suffered a swift collapse
to lose their last seven wickets for 49 runs, and slide
to their fifth defeat of the season.
In their second turn at the crease, Chesney Hughes
fell cheaply for 11 with just 25 runs on the board but
Hodge and Carty combined in an 83-run second
wicket stand to steady the innings.
Hodge faced 222 balls in just over 4-3/4 hours and
struck 13 fours while Carty, in his eighth first class
game, stroked five fours and two sixes in a handsome
Charles claimed Carty--mis-timing a drive to mid-
on--and Jamaican Nkrumah Bonner (0)--caught at
the wicket--in successive deliveries but Hurricanes
found solace in another half-century stand, this time
between Hodge and Saunders which yielded 76 runs.
Saunders was within touching distance of his
half-century when he gloved one from Khan that
bounced and was caught at forward short-leg, trig-
gering a terminal decline.
Gayle first to 10,000 T20 runs
RAJKOT, India---West In-
dies superstar Chris Gayle
became the first batsman to
score 10 000 runs in Twen-
ty20s, when he belted a typ-
ically bellicose half-century
to fire Royal Challengers
Bangalore to a 21-run win
over Dwayne Smith's Gu-
jarat Lions in the Indian
Premier League yesterday.
The veteran left-hander, who
has not played for West Indies
in 12 months, hit a sparkling
38-ball 77 -- his first half-cen-
tury in 17 T20 innings -- as RCB,
sent in at the Saurashtra Crick-
et Association Stadium, raced
to 213 for two off their 20 overs.
In reply, Lions made a good
fist of it but were restricted to
192 for seven off their 20 overs,
with Smith failing at the top of
the order with one.
New Zealander Brendon Mc-
Cullum pummelled 72 from 44
deliveries but lacked support
in the top order.
The headlines, however, were
all about the sensational Gayle
who with 32, six and 22 in his
three previous innings in the
tournament, entered the game
just three shy of the 10 000 run
And he achieved the mark in
the fourth over of the innings
and in his 290th T20 game
when he edged seamer Basil
Thampi to third man.
Gayle now has 10 074 runs,
well ahead of McCullum who is
second on the run-getters list
with 7 596, with Australian
Brad Hodge third on 7 338 and
West Indies power-hitting Ki-
eron Pollard fourth with 7 087.
(CMC) Chris Gayle is the biggest box
office draw in the shortest format
of the game.
n RED FORCE 533 (Yannic Cariah 196, Tion Webster
109, Amir Jangoo 46, Ewart Nicholson 45, Akiel Cooper
41, Isaiah Rajah 40, Marlon Richards 24; Jason Campbell
3-100, Jeremiah Louis 2-90, Gavin Tonge 2-113).
n HURRICANES 299 (Chesney Hughes 71, Montcin
Hodge 64, Akeem Saunders 27, Kacey Carty 53, Jacques
Taylor 27; Imran Khan 5-66, Roshon Primus 2-62) and
237 (Montcin Hodge 96 not out, Kacey Carty 54, Akeem
Saunders 41; Imran Khan 6-74, Bryan Charles 3-110)
n Pride beat Scorpions by 26 runs
n BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Barbados Pride defeated
Jamaica Scorpions by 26 runs on the final day of their
final round clash in the Regional four-day championship
at Kensington Oval yesterday.
n PRIDE 377 (Justin Greaves 114, Kenroy Williams 82,
Ashley Nurse 60, Kyle Corbin 51, John Campbell 3-57,
Derval Green 3-57) and 187 (Kevin Stoute 52, Justin
Greaves 34, Anthony Alleyne 22; Nikita Miller 4-46, Fa-
bian Allen 4-47)
n SCORPIONS 224 (Devon Thomas 59, Trevon Griffith
39, Paul Palmer 27; Justin Greaves 3-40, Ashley Nurse
2-50, Sulieman Benn 2-51) and 314 (Chadwick Walton 93,
Fabian Allen 60, Trevon Griffith 53, Jermaine Blackwood
44; Jomel Warrican 5-87, Sulieman Benn 3-90)
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