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T&T wins U-19 girls
A half-century from opener Shania Abdool
propelled T&T to an eight-wicket victory over
Windward Islands to lift the Cricket West Indies
Regional Under-19 Girls’ Invitational Twenty20
Tournament title yesterday.
Abdool struck half-dozen boundaries in an
unbeaten 57 from 54 balls to earn the Player-of-
the-Match award and lead T&T successfully past a
victory target of 93 with 34 balls remaining in the
Grand Final at the National Cricket Centre.
She dominated a first wicket stand of 54 before
fellow opener Djenaba Joseph and Alysha Gomez
fell cheaply, and remained to carry the hosts the rest
of the way to their target, allowing them to repeat
Earlier, Windwards, sent in to bat, were restricted
to 92 for nine from their allocation of 20 overs with
no batsman reaching 20.
Leandra Ramdeen was the most successful T&T
bowler with 3-11 from her allotted four overs.
At the nearby Gilbert Park, Guyana followed up
steady batting – led by Shakiba Gajnabi and Casey
Charles – to post a 55-run victory over Barbados in
the Consolation Final to finish in third place.
Gajnabi hit six fours in a run-a -ball top score of 48
and Charles collected five fours in 31 from 33 balls
to lead the Guyanese to 130 for six from their 20
overs, after they chose to bat.
The pair shared 68 for the fourth wicket, but no
other player reached double figures.
Though they kept wickets in hand, the Barbadians
never seriously challenged the asking rate and
never came close to overhauling their target, as no
batsman reached 20.
Mohammed blames loss
on poor application
KARACHI, Pakistan – Captain Jason Mohammed
has blamed a lack of application for West
Indies’ poor showing in the opening Twenty20
International of the three-match series against
Chasing 204 for victory in the historic fixture at
the National Stadium here, the reigning T20 World
champions crumbled for 60 all out – their lowest-
ever score in the shortest format.
The 143-run defeat was the second heaviest-ever
in T20 Internationals and Pakistan’s most emphatic
margin of victory.
“It is a good wicket but I think our shot execution
[let us down] and we didn’t apply ourselves well
enough,” said Mohammed, who is leading the side
in the absence of regular skipper Carlos Brathwaite.
“We have to stay positive as a team. We still have
matches ahead so we’ll come back strong and
come up with some different plans, try and apply
ourselves differently and try and do the basics right
tomorrow [in the second match].”
In the first high profile international match on
Pakistan soil in nine years, the hosts made the most
of the occasion to pile up 203 for five off their 20
Pakistan were cruising at 140 for two in the 16th
over before West Indies clawed their way with three
quick wickets to reduce the innings to 156 for five in
However, veteran Shoaib Malik took charge of the
latter stages of the innings, stroking an unbeaten 37
off 14 balls as Pakistan ended on a high.
Mohammed admitted the Windies had lost the
plot at the death.
“It was definitely a tough day. I think we went
pretty well with the ball until the last couple of
overs,” he lamented.
Smith upgraded to gold
In less than 24-hours Avindale Smith had
his silver medal won in the boys Under-
17 400 metres contest upgraded to gold
after the judges found that Barbadian
Kyle Gale, who won the race, had violated
rule 163.3 during the final on Saturday af-
ternoon at the Carifta Games in Nassau,
Gale’s run was a record performance
after he clocked 47.07 seconds. It was not
so much that he broke the record but the
fact the old mark belonged to Jamacia’s
Usain Bolt who retired last year as un-
doubtedly the greatest sprinter the world
Hometown boy Raymond Oriaki im-
proved from bronze to silver with his
47.75 seconds and Jamaica’s Malichi John-
son, who was fourth gets the bronze after
his 48.42 seconds run. Smith and Veayon
Joseph, the boys Under-17 javelin cham-
pion, are T&T’s two gold medallist so far.
Meanwhile, Patrice Richards secured
T&T sixth medal, a bronze on day 2 of
competition in the Girls under-17 400
metres Hurdles event. Richards clocked
1:02.56 to finish behind race winner
Jamaica’s Calisha Taylor, who clocked
1:01.04 with Indea Cartwright of the Ba-
hamas second in 1:0217. Only five runners
contested the event.
In the boys Under-20 400 metres run,
T&T’s representative Onal Mitchell had to
settle for sixth place with a time of 48.16
seconds. The race was won by Jamaican
Dashawn Morris in 46.58 seconds.
Che Saunders came up short in his effort
to medal for T&T when he finished fifth in
the boys Under-17 high jump contest after
producing a height of just 1.85 metres. Ja-
maica’s Romaine Beckford secured the gold
medal with a leap of 2.00 metres.
T&T’s Avindale Smith get 400m gold medal.
Barbadian Kyle Gale stripped of gold after record run.
YESTERDAY’S SELECTED RESULTS
Boys 400 Meter Dash Under 17
1. Smith, Avindale (T&T) 47.54
2. Oriaki, Raymond (BAH) 47.75
3. Johnson, Malachi (JAM) 48.42
Boys 400 Meter Run Under 20
1 Morris, Dashawn (JAM) 46.58
2 Jones, Jonathan (BAR) 46.97
3 Angela, Ramsey (CUW) 47.01
6 Mitchel, Onal (T&T) 48.16
Girls 400 Meter Dash Under 17
1 Moss, Megan (BAH) 53.19
2 Deer, Daniella (JAM) 53.95
3 Skeete, Deshana (GUY) 54.15
5 Serville, Rae-Anne (T&T) 55.03
7 Fox, Natasha (T&T) 56.96
Girls 400 Meter Hurdles (0.76M) Under 17
1 Taylor, Calisha (JAM) 1:01.04
2 Cartwright, Indea (BAH) 1:02.17
3 Richards, Patrice (T&T) 1:02.56
Boys High Jump (1.70m) Under 17
1 Beckford, Romaine (JAM) 2.00m
2 Missick, Tyler (BAH) 1.90m
3 Sturrup, Christian (BAH) 1.90m
5 Saunders, Che (T&T) 1.85m
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