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RANCHI---West Indies off-spinner Sunil
Narine snatched four wickets to lead
Kolkata Knight Riders to an easy five-
wicket win over Chris Gayle s Royal Chal-
lengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier
League here Sunday.
The wily Trinidadian finished with four
for 22 off four outstanding overs as Royal
Challengers were restricted to 115 for nine,
after being put in on a slow pitch at the
JSCA International Stadium Complex.
Gayle was Narine s first scalp. Saurabh
Tiwary, Ravi Rampaul and Abhimanyu
Mithun were the other three which took
the West Indian to the top of the wicket-
charts with 22 to his name. He tied Royal
Challengers up at the end of their innings,
after Balaji got rid of a threatening looking
AB de Villiers.
Gayle gathered a patient 33 from 36 balls
to top score, while South Africa star AB de
Villiers hit 28 from 22 balls.
Royal Challengers reached 70 for two in
the fourth over before Narine ripped apart
the innings, claiming Gayle stumped off
the first ball of his second over.
In reply, South Africa s Jacques Kallis top
scored with 41 to steer the defending cham-
pions to victory.
Pacer Rampaul finished with one for 17
from four tight overs. Rampaul gave them
some hope when he had Manvinder Bisla
caught at point off the second ball. He
should have accounted for Kallis too, but
Mithun badly misjudged the catch at fine
leg, running in before realising he had
underestimated the strength of the shot.
Kolkata are sixth in the table on 12 points
while RCB slipped to fourth on 16 points.
In Jaipur, Trinidad and Tobago s Kevon
Cooper and the Rajasthan Royals upset fel-
low countryman Dwayne Bravo s table top-
ping Chennai Super Kings by five wickets,
to go second in the standings.
Sent in, Chennai tallied 141 for four, get-
ting 55 from opener Murali Vijay and 40
from partner Mike Hussey, in an opening
stand of 83 off 69 balls, before Bravo
chipped in with a breezy unbeaten 23 from
11 balls at the end,
Seamer Cooper finished with two for 32
from his four overs.
In reply, the Royals reached their target
in the 18th over despite a top spell from
Barbados and West Indies fast bowler Jason
Holder who picked up two for 20 from four
Bravo, the new West Indies one-day cap-
tain, sent down three expensive overs that
cost 35 runs and yielded one wicket.
Royals were languishing at 19 for three
in the fourth over and then 45 for four in
the tenth before Australia s Shane Watson
arrived to play a blinder, stroking 70 from
34 balls with six sixes and six fours in a
93-run, fifth wicket stand with Roger Binny
Sunil Narine...finished with four for 22 off
four outstanding overs as Royal Challengers
were restricted to 115 for nine.
PHOTO COURTESY CRICINFO
Narine stars to stun
Chris Gayle's RCB
NEW ROAD---West Indies batsman
Ramnaresh Sarwan hit 79, his highest
score of the season, as Leicestershire
drew their Division Two County match
with Worcestershire here Saturday.
The right-hander, who skippers the
four-day side, resumed the day on 46
with Leicestershire on 229 for two in
response to the hosts first innings total
Overall, Sarwan faced 187 balls in three
hours and 51 minutes at the crease, striking
ten fours and a six---a clean hit over long
on off left-arm spinner Shaaiq Choudhry.
He was eventually fifth out, skying a
catch off off-spinner Moeen Ali with
Leicestershire in sight of first innings
points at 287 for five.
Nineteen-year-old Shiv Thakor then
stroked an unbeaten 52 from to see the
visitors to their target, and a lead of 59.
Worcestershire were 61 one for one in
their second innings as they game petered
out into a tame draw.
Sarwan hits highest score of season
BRIDGETOWN---Trinidad and Tobago cap-
tain Denesh Ramdin has chided the indis-
cipline of his batsmen, following his side s
loss to Barbados in the Regional Four-Day
final here Saturday.
T&T batted poorly in both innings to be
dismissed for 110 and 237, and crash to an
innings and 22-run loss, 25 minutes after
lunch on the third day at Kensington Oval.
"Players need to sit down and bat longer
at the crease. You find players playing a lot
more shots and not batting as long as they
should," the West Indies wicketkeeper said.
"To get hundreds you need to bat two
sessions and a half but guys are trying to
get all the runs in one session. We saw
Kraigg Brathwaite, he batted 300 balls for
The 20-year-old Brathwaite s 122 under-
pinned Barbados first innings of 369, after
they had bundled out T&T cheaply on a
grassy track, on the opening day.
Facing a deficit of 259, T&T slipped to
87 for four before Lendl Simmons smashed
a 53-ball century, finishing with 140. He
was the only batsman to pass 40.
With several of their experienced batsman
missing through their Indian Premier League
commitments, T&T were forced to field
several young players in the latter stages of
the tournament, a move Ramdin admitted
did not work in their favour.
"It has been a tough season to swallow.
We had our ups and downs. Coming to Bar-
bados, playing on a bouncy track and we
had some young players in our team,"
Ramdin pointed out.
"Young (Stephen) Katwaroo he batted
well but threw away his hand, Akeal Hosein
was in his second match and he looked the
part but pressure got to him and he gave
away his hand.
"Hopefully many of them can take this
and learn as fast as possible. We have to
learn as fast as possible because next year
will be right around the corner and we have
to bounce back. We have some good young
players coming through."
Ramdin says T&T batsmen must do better
Medium pacers Tion Webster and Sherwin
Peters created history yesterday at the Queen s
Park Oval when they combined to dismiss Dia-
mond for 16 runs, believed to be the lowest
score recorded in a National first division match.
Eighteen-year-old Webster and twenty-year
old Peters both grabbed five wickets apiece to
skittle Diamond out in their second innings as
the Parkites recorded an unlikely win by an innings
and 51 runs.
Webster finished with 5/11, while Peters took
5/5. An excited Queen s Park coach David Furlonge
said after the match: "They are the future of the
Earlier, Jonathan Augustus top-scored with 74
to lead the Parkites to 333, giving them a lead of
67 on first innings. Marlon Barclay contributed
62, while Webster made 45. Shivan Narine (3/54)
and Fareel Jugmohan (3/83) snatched three wickets
apiece for Diamond. At that point a draw looked
imminent but Webster and Peters had other plans
and bowled their team to victory.
At the Wilson Recreation Ground in Penal,
left-arm spin bowler Derone Davis ensured Clarke
Road finished the season in second position with
a crushing 174-run win over Caldrac. Caldrac,
resuming yesterday on 102/7 in their first innings,
got to 166 all out. Anthony Aziz made 58, while
former national spin bowler Mukesh Persad took
Clarke Road began their second innings with
a 138-run lead. National wicket-keeper batsman
Nicholas Pooran made 30 before they declared
on 121/8. Christopher Vincent followed up his
3/72 in the first innings with 3/36. Caldrac, chasing
an unlikely 260 for victory, were undone by Davis,
who bagged 7/20. Despite a valiant 45 from Roys-
ton Crandon, Caldrac could only muster 85. Clarke
Road got 26 points from the match to finish on
Troy Cornelius and Atiba Alert also led Merry
Boys to an outright win over Bamboo by an innings
and 33 runs. Powergen, which wrapped up the
title on Saturday, held on for a draw against Moo-
sai. Moosai finished in third position on 200
points, while Powergen finished on top on 219
Diamond for 16
AT QUEEN'S PARK OVAL: Diamond 266 (Vishal Singh 112,
Evans Mahabir 46, Jesse Bootan 3/39, Tion Webster 3/51)
and 16 (Webster 5/11, Sherwin Peters 5/5) vs QPCC 333
(Jonathan Augustus 74, Marlon Barclay 62, Webster 45,
Shivan Narine 3/54, Fareel Jugmohan 3/83) QPCC won by an
innings and 51 runs
AT WILSON ROAD: Clarke Road 304 (Anthony Bramble 88,
Ryan Ramdass 72, Ancil Nedd 4/32, Christopher Vincent
3/72) and 121/8 dec (Nicholas Pooran 30, Rangana Latchana
25, Vincent 3/36, Robert Mahabir 2/27) vs Caldrac 166
(Anthony Aziz 58, Franklyn Rouse 30, Omesh Ramoutar 24,
Mukesh Persad 4/60, Sanjiv Gooljar 3/29) and 85 (Royston
Crandon 45, Mark Deyal 23, Derone Davis 7/20) Clarke Rd
won by 174 runs
AT BAMBOO: Merry Boys 313/9 dec (Troy Cornelius 149,
Atiba Alert 32, Selvin Jacobs 5/82) vs Bamboo 76/9 dec
(Keon Isaac 15, Hospidales Singh 15, Alert 6/30) and 204
(Terrance Hinds 73, Richard Ali 30, Kashtri Singh 4/53, Javid
Ramdhanie 3/66) Merry Boys won by an innings, 33 runs
AT HONEYMOON PARK: Moosai 324 (William Perkins 99,
Kjorn Ottley 51, Sherwin Ganga 4/96, Vaaroon Samaroo 2/67)
and 202/5 dec (Ottley 75, Jeetendra Sookdeo 44, Kavesh
Kantasingh 3/72) vs Powergen 234 (Rajindra Chandrika 69,
Ganga 52, Amir Khan 5/61, Ken Hazel 3/80) and 230/7 (Evin
Lewis 80, Ganga 40, Khan 6/82) Match Drawn
AT PIERRE ROAD: Esmeralda 193 (Anthony D'Andrade 61,
Trevon Griffith 28, Zard Clarke 7/45) and 326 (Stephen
Murray 84, D'Andrade 80 n.o., Teshawn Castro 49, Ancil
Bhagan 3/101, Varindra Jagroop 2/44) vs Comets 178 (Kieran
Joseph 49, Richard Kelly 28, Zard Clarke 28, Griffith 2/11,
Chris Ramsaran 3/27) and 34/3. Match Drawn
AT ARANGUEZ: Aranguez vs Wanderers---Aranguez won by
Kolkata Knight Riders 116 for 5 (Kallis
41, Vinay Kumar 2-17) beat Royal
Challengers Bangalore 115 for 9 (Gayle
33, Narine 4-22) by five wickets
Rajasthan Royals 144 for 5 (Watson
70, Binny 41*) beat Chennai Super
Kings 141 for 4 (Vijay 55, Cooper 2-32)
by 5 wickets.
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