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Middle order batsman Jonathan
Carter struck a wonderful 116 to lead
a Barbados recovery and were on
top at the end of the opening day of
their semifinal match against the
Windward Islands in the Regional
4-Day Tournament, yesterday, at
Carter was a cut above the rest of
the Barbadian batsmen and showed
that batting on the Windsor Park
pitch against ace off-spinner Shane
Shillingford held no terrors.
He took Barbados from a perilous
87 for seven and together with Kemar
Roach, 24, was able to take them past
the 200-run mark.
When Carter finally fell last man
out the score read 212, a lot more
than was anticipated when Shilling-
ford was cutting through the middle
The lanky West Indies spinner got
appreciable turn and bounce on the
track and continued to give the Bar-
badian batsmen nightmares.
He ended the innings with figures
of 8/81 off 34 overs and got support
from fellow off-spinner Liam
Sebastien who took 2/47.
Windward Islands, clearly frustrated
by the rearguard action, lost three
top-order batsmen including tour-
nament top scorer Devon Smith with
only 31 runs on the board.
Play on the second day today begins
at 10 am.
BARBADOS 212 (Jonathan Carter
116, Kemar Roach 24; Shane
Shillingford 34-4-81-8, Liam
WINDWARD ISLANDS 31 for three
(Ashley Nurse 2-7)
An amazing 103-run, last-
wicket partnership between wick-
etkeeper-batsman Carlton Baugh
and fast bowler Sheldon Cotterell
gave Jamaica the upper hand on
the opening day of their regional
first class semifinal clash at Sabi-
na Park, yesterday.
Baugh lashed 88 not out and
Cotterell made 44, as they took
their team to a first innings score
of 246 all out. Left with seven
overs to negotiate before the close
T&T lost debutant Jeremy
Solozano, run out for one, to close
on 17 for one.
When the burly Cotterell walked
in to join the diminutive Baugh,
the score on the Sabina scoreboard
read a sorry 143 for nine, as pacer
Marlon Richards had run through
the top order with no problems at
all.Baugh, realising that the last
man was with him, opened up and
struck some lusty blows and the
runs started to come quickly.
Gradually, Cotterell gained con-
fidence as he started to play some
very bold positive strokes. The two
kept on adding runs with relative
ease and the T&T bowlers looked
on in total shock.
Nothing skipper Denesh Ramdin
did stopped the flow of runs and
the visitors' bowlers grew very
The last-wicket pair brought up
their 100-run stand amidst great
applause from the Sabina faithfuls
and just as Baugh looked as if he
would have travelled to a century,
Cotterell reminded him that all
good things come to an end and
he left for 44.
Earlier, Jamaica decided to take
first strike on a pitch that had some
wet spots. This delayed the start
of play by 30 minutes and as soon
as the action started, there was a
steady procession of players to and
from the pitch.
The homeboys slipped to 17 for
three very early on with Brenton
Parchment (5), Nkrumah Bonner
(3) and Andre McCarthy (1) all rest-
ing comfortably in the sprawling
Skipper Tamar Lambert and
Danza Hyatt then added 32 runs
for the fourth wicket before Imran
Khan sent back the latter for 21
via the leg before route. Lambert
soldiered on with help from the
experienced Dave Bernard but a
double blow with the score on 87
left them reeling.
Lambert fell to Rayad Emrit for
32 and Bernard was run out for 18.
At the end of the Jamaican
innings Richards' figures read 5/46,
his personal best, while Khan had
bats rout T&T
Suresh Raina struck his first IPL
century to inspire Chennai Super
Kings to a seventh straight victory
at the expense of Kings XI Punjab,
The India left-hander cracked a
brutal unbeaten 100 off only 53
balls, bringing up his milestone off
the penultimate ball of the Super
Kings' innings of 186-4.
Shaun Marsh (73 off 51) and David
Miller (51 off 26) gave Kings XI hope
of reaching the target.
However, the visitors ultimately
came up 12 runs short.
League leader Chennai has now
won nine of their 11 IPL fixtures
played and looks a certainty to reach
the semifinal stage.
Raina paced his century beauti-
fully, striking seven boundaries and
six almighty maximums, to the
delight of the home crowd.
Retired Australia batsman Mike
Hussey added a useful 35 up top
and Albie Morkel helped Raina finish
the innings with a flourish with a
quickfire unbeaten 23.
Another Aussie left-hander,
Marsh, then ignited hopes of an
unlikely Kings XI victory after Luke
Pomersbach (7) and Mandeep Singh
(15) had fallen early in the run chase.
Marsh shared a 95-run partner-
ship with hard-hitting South
African David Miller for the fourth
wicket to put Kings XI within 19
runs of victory at the start of the
But he couldn't finish the job,
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne
Bravo (3-34) making him the first
of three wickets to fall in a brilliant,
and decisive, last over.
Chennai Super Kings 186 for 4
(Raina 100*, Hussey 35) beat Kings
XI Punjab 171 for 6 (Marsh 73,
Miller 51, Bravo 3-34) by 15 runs.
Carter century rescues tottering Bajans
53-ball century by Raina
inspires Chennai victory
Suresh Raina: Match-winning century for Chennai Super Kings.
TT vs Jamaica
B Parchment c Ramdin b Richards
N Bonner c Mohammed b Richards
A McCarthy lbw Richards
D Hyatt lbw Khan
T Lambert c Ramdin b Emrit
D Bernard run out
C Baugh not out
N Miller run out
A Richardson lbw Richards
O Brown c Ramdin b Richards
S Cotterrell lbw Khan
Total all out
Fall of wkts: 7, 12, 17, 49, 87, 87, 130, 143, 143,
Bowling: Gabriel 12-3-43-0, Richards 17.2 -5 -46-
5, Emrit 15-2-46-1, Simmons 2-1-5-0, Khan 21.5-6-
53-2, Hosein 10.4-1-39-0, Cariah 2-0-8-0.
L Simmons not out
J Solozano run out
Y Carriah not out
Total for 1 wkt
Fall of wkts: 9.
Bowling: A Richardson 3-1-13-0, S Cotterell 3-1-2-
0, D Bernard 1-0-1-0.
Marlon Richards---grabbed career-best figures.
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