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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
ruled out of
KARACHI– Injury has put Veeras-
ammy Permaul out of the historic
Twenty20 International series
against host Pakistan.
The 28-year-old suffered dam-
aged muscles after twisting his
ankle while bowling on his T20
debut in the opening fixture at the
National Stadium here Sunday, and
had to be stretchered from the field.
Permaul subsequently under-
went tests at a nearby hospital.
“The results show no fracture in
his ankle but confirm muscle rup-
ture which requires at least a week
to recover,” a spokesman said.
West Indies suffered a 143-run
crushing in the opening fixture
and conceded the three-match
series with a 82-run drubbing yes-
T&T back to winning ways
T&T Under-15 cricketers led by a fine
allround performance from Andrew
Rambaran was back to winning ways
yesterday, taking care of the Wind-
ward Islands by 47 runs in their fourth
round encounter of the West Indies
Regional U-15 championships at Ched-
win Park in Jamaica.
Rambaran scored an excellent 71
and together with Kyle Kissoondath
56 took T&T to 236 for five off their 50
overs batting first. He then grabbed
2/40 as the Windwards were bowled
out for 189 in 47.4 overs.
After compiling 236 and with a
strong bowling attack T&T was ex-
pected to race to victory. It looked
so early in the reply, as they were re-
duced to 43 for three. Yawani Regis
and Divonne Joseph batted well to cre-
ate panic among the young Red Force,
as they added 98 runs for the fourth
With the score at 141 for three the
T&T team looked beaten but never
discount that man called Avalon
Changoor. The little South off-spinner
produced a beauty to send back Regis
for 54 and the game changed. Regis
struck one four in his 98-ball knock.
Soon after Joseph followed for 55 off
65 balls with two fours and a six. He
fell to left arm spinner Nickyle Jalim
and the end was near. Wickets contin-
ued to tumble and despite a fighting 30
from Sky La Feuille T&T still won.
Earlier, T&T got a setback with both
leading fast bowlers Liam Mamchan
and Ricardo Chase complaining about
back pains. They had to be replaced
by Tobago’s Orlando James and South-
west Calvin Loubon who were playing
their first match.
However, there pains would have
eased when they saw openers Ram-
baran and Kissoondath taking apart
the Windwards opening attack. The
left handed Rambaran was the more
aggressive of the two and was the first
to bring up his half century, his first at
Kissoondath who was promoted to
the opening position after a poor series
with the bat found his touch and also
scored a half century. Assisted by some
wayward Windwards bowling that
would leak 46 extras for the innings,
the openers posted 142 for the first
wicket. Rambaran looking set to score
a century was dismissed for 71 off 97
balls and struck seven sweetly timed
fours. The right handed Kissoondath
scored 56 off 102 balls with six fours.
Skipper Ramnath went in at num-
ber three and struck an unbeaten 31 as
wickets fell around him. The middle
order which has struggled this tourna-
ment continued in that manner with
Khaleem Mohammed (2), Orlando
James (1) and Sachin Emrit (6) falling
It took an unbroken 44-run partner-
ship between Central players Ramnath
and Ronnilstar Perreira to take T&T
over the 200-run mark and to their
eventual impressive score of 236/6.
Ramnath finished unbeaten on 31 and
Perreira 23. Windwards slow bowler
Amari Venner was the pick of their at-
tack taking 4/26.
With two wins and two losses T&T
will play their final game tomorrow
against the Leewards at Kensington
Lame display sends Windies to series defeat
KARACHI – An out-of-sorts West In-
dies fared little better in the second
Twenty20 International, producing
another insipid display in an 82-run
defeat, to concede the three-match
series to Pakistan yesterday.
Only 24 hours after being dis-
missed for their lowest-ever T20
total and suffering the second heavi-
est defeat in the format, West Indies
once again failed to show any enter-
prise, crashing to 123 all out with
four balls left, in pursuit of an intim-
idating 206 at the National Stadium.
Opener Chadwick Walton belted
a top score of 40 from 29 balls but
veteran Denesh Ramdin with 21 was
the only other batsman to make it
The Windies found their scoring
restricted early on and crawled to 92
for three before the presssure told
and they lost their last seven wickets
for 31 runs.
Left-arm seamer led the hosts at-
tack with three for 22 while seamer
Hussain Talat (2-12) and leg-spinner
Shadab Khan (2-23) supported with
two wickets apiece.
Babar Azam had earlier narrowly
missed out on a maiden T20 Inter-
national hundred when he finished
unbeaten on 97 as Pakistan piled
up 205 for three off their 20 overs
their highest-ever T20 total while
passing the 200-run mark for a sec-
ond straight game.
Talat, who debuted on Sunday,
stroked 63 to also take advantage
of a ragged Windies bowling effort
which mirrored Sunday’s perfor-
Opting to bat first, Pakistan suf-
fered an early loss when Fakhar
Zaman perished for six in the second
over with the score on 11, gloving a
pull at seamer Rayad Emrit through
to wicketkeeper Ramdin.
However, immediate further suc-
cess proved illusive as Babar and
Talat combined in an excellent 119-
run, second wicket stand which put
Pakistan in a commanding position.
The right-handed Babar, dropped
by Samuel Badree at square leg on 78
in the 17th over from seamer Kesrick
Williams, struck 13 fours and a six in
a 58-ball knock.
Talat, meanwhile, faced 41 balls
and carved out eight fours a six be-
fore being brilliantly hauled in at
point by captain Jason Mohammed,
to give debutant medium pacer
Odean Smith his first international
Babar then anchored two key
partnerships which left the Windies
in disarray, putting on 47 off 18 balls
for the third wicket with Asif Ali (14)
before adding a further 38 off 18 de-
liveries in an unbroken fourth wicket
stand with Shoaib Malik (17 not out).
Faced with a daunting target, the
Windies lost Andre Fletcher cheaply
in the third over for one, chopping
on to left-arm spinner Mohammad
Nawaz with 11 runs on the board.
Walton, however, inspired the best
stand of the innings when he posted
39 for the second wicket with Mar-
lon Samuels who made 12, as West
Indies tried to stabilise.
The right-handed Walton counted
five fours and a couple of sixes and
appeared set for a half-century
when he missed a heave at a Shadab
googly and had his stumps rattled in
the ninth over.
By then, the required run rate had
skyrocketed to 13 an over and Samu-
els, who laboured for 21 balls with a
single four, tried to break the shack-
les but only succeeded in picking out
long off at the start of the 11th over
Ramdin stepped up the tempo, al-
beit briefly, hoisting Shadab over the
ropes at mid-wicket and then drilling
the next ball to the cover boundary
in the 13th over which leaked 13 runs,
as he added 35 for the fourth wicket
in quick time with Mohammed (15).
But Talat broke the stand in the
15th over, getting Ramdin to hole
out to square leg and Mohammed
followed in the next over, yorked by
Amir as he backed away to leg.
Tottering on 94 for five, the in-
nings spectacularly imploded in the
18th. Amir knocked over Rovman
Powell (3) and Keemo Paul (17) to off-
side catches inside the first four balls
of the over, and Emrit and Williams
then ended up in the same crease at
the striker’s end in a horrible mix-up
over a second run, sending Emrit on
his way. CMC
Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir, unseen, bowled West Indies captain
Jason Mohammed during the second Twenty20 match in Karachi, Pakistan,
yesterday. Pakistan notched its highest ever total in a Twenty20 and
humbled the West Indies again in a thumping 82-run victory for a series win.
Andrew Rambaran struck a fine 71 and grabbed two wickets.
Veerasammy Permaul, West Indies
Fakhar Zaman c wkp Ramdin b Emrit
Babar Azam not out
Hussain Talat c Mohammed b Smith
Asif Ali c Walton b Williams
Shoaib Malik not out
Extras (lb2, w6)
TOTAL (3 wkts, 20 overs)
Did not bat: +Sarfraz Ahmed, Fahim
Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan,
Mohammad Amir, Hassan Ali.
Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-130, 3-167.
Bowling: Paul 4-0-34-0, Emrit 4-0-47-1,
Badree 3-0 -26-0, Williams 4-0 -43-1, Smith 4-0-
40-1, Powell 1-0-13-0.
C Walton b Shadab Khan
A Fletcher b Mohammad Nawaz
M Samuels c Asif Ali b Shadab Khan
*J Mohammed b Mohammad Amir
+D Ramdin c Hassan Ali b Hussain Talat 21
R Powell c Babar Azam b Mohammad Amir 3
K Paul c Fahim Ashraf b Mohammad Amir 17
R Emrit run out
K Williams b Hassan Ali
O Smith c Mohammad Nawaz b Hussain Talat 6
S Badree not out
Extras (lb3, w1)
TOTAL (all out, 19.2 overs)
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-50, 3-57, 4-92, 5-94,
6-107, 7-113, 8-114, 9-115, 10-123.
Bowling: Mohammad Nawaz 4-0-19-1,
Mohammad Amir 4-0-22-3, Hasan Ali 4-0-33 -
1, Shadab Khan 4-0-23-2, Fahim Ashraf 2-0 -
11-0, Hussain Talat 1.2-0-12-2.
Result: Pakistan won by 82 runs.
Series: Pakistan lead three-match series 2-0.
Man-of-the-Match: Babar Azam.
Umpires: Shozab Raza, Ahmed Shahab; TV –
A Rambaran c Regis b Venner
K Kissoondath c Regis b Gangadeen 56
R Ramnath not out
K Mohammed c Dabreo b Venner
O James c Joseph b Venner
S Emrit c Auguste b Venner
R Perreira not out
Total for 5 wkts (50)
Fall of wkts: 146, 156, 165, 175, 192.
Bowling: Sky La Feuille 3-0 -27 -0, Coby
DeBaco 4-0 -26-0, Luke Willson 5-0-23-0,
Amari Venner 9-2 -26-4, Akeem Auguste
10-1 -53 -0, Neo Davis 8-0-35 -0, Kerwyn
Gangadeen 7-1 -16-1.
J Pascal st Mohammed b Perreira
A Venner run out
Y Regis c Emrit b Changoor
A Auguste c Loubon b Jalim
D Joseph c Perreira b Jalim
R Goodman b Ramlal
N Davis c Ramnath b Ramlal
Sky La Feuille c Ramnath b Perreira 30
C DeBreo c sub Jaggessar b Rambaran 2
K Gangadeen c Jalim b Rambaran
L Wilson not out
Total all out (47.4)
Fall of wkts:15, 40, 43, 141, 144, 149,
163, 172, 173, 189.
Bowling: S Emrit 1-0 -3 -0, R Perreira
8.4-4 -15-2, A Changoor 10-1-30 -1, N
Jalim 10-0 -44 -2, N Ramlal 10-1 -45-2, A
Rambaran 7-0-40-2, C Loubon 1-0 -7 -0.
Result: T&T won by 47 runs.
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