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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, March 14, 2014
The West Indies stumbled
on the way to defend their
World Cup T20 title when they
lost the third and final T20
against England by five runs
in a thrilling encounter at
Kensington Oval, yesterday.
The result meant the host
failed to complete the three-
match sweep and had to be con-
tented with a 2-1 victory.
The visitors had Bajan born
Chris Jordan to thank for their
heroics. Just last year he was
playing at the same venue for
Barbados but yesterday Jordan
battled manfully to inspire the
Just when it seemed Eng-
land's chase would be a stroll
in the park for the West Indies,
Jordan slapped four sixes off the
final over bowled by Dwayne
Bravo, to take England to a com-
petitive 165 for six off their 20
overs. He then returned with
the ball to grab three wickets
and also held a brilliant catch
to dismiss Bravo, in a man of
the match performance.
With 17 runs needed off the
final over, West Indies skipper
Darren Sammy could not repeat
his heroics of the previous game
and West Indies could manage
just 11 runs.
Sammy finished unbeaten
with 15 off six balls after the
chase was set up by Lendl Sim-
West Indies lost early wickets
in their reply and it took a part-
nership of 73 runs for the sixth
wicket from Simmons and
Denesh Ramdin to bring the
local team back into the match.
Simmons was run out in the
final over for 69 0ff 55 balls with
seven fours and two sixes.
Ramdin was dismissed just
before him for 33 off 21 deliveries
with four fours and a six.
Earlier, the English started
and ended brilliantly, thanks
mainly to Michael Lumb with
63 and Jordan 27 not out.
Lumb and Alec Hales gave
the innings a frenetic start,
blasting 98 in style before
Jamaican soldier Sheldon Cot-
trell dismissed Lumb. He faced
40 balls striking nine fours and
Lumb's dismissal in the 11th
over allowed the West Indies to
creep back into the contest.
Cottrell also accounted for
Hales for 38 off 31 balls inclusive
of four fours and a six.
The Windies strangled Eng-
land in mid innings as they
allowed only 40 runs off seven
The tourists looked as if they
were going to fall below 150, but
Jordan proved the difference
between the teams hitting
Bravo's final over for 26 runs.
T&T may look towards its spinners
again in the third round of the West Indies
Cricket Board Regional four-day tourna-
ment against the Leeward Islands, which
bowls off today at 3 pm at the Queen's
Park Oval, Port of Spain.
Led by Akeal Hosein, T&T's spin bowlers
grabbed 16 of the 20 wickets against the
Windward Islands in the last round to romp
to a 186-run win at the Queen's Park Oval.
The Windwards had no answers to the
T&T spin, as Hosein, a left-arm spinner,
finished the match with figures of 11/67.
Imran Khan and Jason Mohammed also
got in on the action. Mohammed took two
wickets in the first innings, while Khan
snatched three wickets at the end of the
Windwards second innings to complete
the demolition job.
T&T will be hoping that the top order,
which looked fragile against the Windwards,
final comes good. In the first innings, T&T
was restricted to 17/2, and then 8/2 in the
second but solid batting from the middle
and tail, ensured a competitive score.
Yannic Cariah, Marlon Richards and
captain Rayad Emrit all contributed valuable
runs at the end of the batting line up,
although the contributions of Jason
Mohammed and Darren Bravo, who both
struck half centuries, could not be under
In the first innings T&T was 153/7 at
one stage, but a 51-run partnership between
Cariah and Emrit took the score past 200.
Cariah made 24, while Emrit scored 28 to
guide T&T to 222. Cariah (49) showed
determination again in the second innings,
sharing in a 42-run ninth wicket partner-
ship with Richards (21).
The Leeward Islands, captained by West
Indian opener Kieran Powell, is coming off
a narrow three-wicket loss to Jamaica in
the last round at Warner Park, St Kitts.
Powell led from the front with the bat,
scoring 91 and 86 in the match. Also per-
forming in the last round for the Leewards
was former West Indies spin bowler Antho-
ny Martin, who took six wickets in the
T&T: Rayad Emrit (captain) Adrian
Barath, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Jason
Mohammed, Steven Katwaroo, Imran
Khan, Yannic Cariah, Akeal Hosein, Marlon
Richards, Shannon Gabriel, Jonathan
Augustus, Kavesh Kantasingh
Leeward Islands: Kieran Powell (captain),
Jahmar Hamilton, Montcin Hodge, Alzarri
Joseph, Sylvester Joseph, Anthony
Martin, Mali Richards, Akeem Saunders,
Devon Thomas, Gavin Tonge, Hayden
Walsh Jr, Kelbert Walters, Tonito Willett
ST JOHN'S---Big-hitting Deandra Dottin
has returned from suspension for the
Women's Twenty20 World Cup starting
later this month in Bangladesh.
The aggressive top order batsman was
yesterday named in 15-member squad
which will be led by longstanding captain
Merissa Aguilleira, and which also includes
world rated all-rounder Stafanie Taylor
and experienced off-spinner Anisa
Dottin missed the recent tour of New
Zealand due to suspension stemming from
misconduct during the Women's Tri-
Nation T20 Series in Barbados late last
The West Indies Cricket Board said the
22-year-old had engaged in behaviour
"unbecoming that could bring the game
of cricket into disrepute or be harmful to
the interests of cricket".
She was expected to undergo evaluation,
counselling and mentorship.
Her return, however, bolsters a side that
struggled badly on the tour of New Zealand,
suffering a whitewash in the three-match
one-day series and a 4-0 thrashing in the
five-match T20 series.
Dottin, the first woman to score a cen-
tury in T20 cricket, was also player of the
series in the Tri-Nation series which
involved England and New Zealand.
West Indies have been pitted in Group
B, alongside England, India, Sri Lanka and
hosts Bangladesh, for the March 23 to April
Two years ago in Sri Lanka, West Indies
Women reached the semi-finals before
being beaten by eventual champions Aus-
Campbelle, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin,
Chinelle Henry, Stacy-ann King, Kycia
Knight (wicket-keeper), Kyshona Knight,
Natasha McLean, Anisa Mohammed,
Subrina Munroe, Shaquana Quintyne,
Shakera Selman, Tremayne Smartt,
Stafanie Taylor. (CMC)
Queen's Park and Clarke Road will
square off in the National Sunday 50-
over league final on Wednesday, as Nicolas
Pooran and Kissoondath Magram led the
latter to a crushing 100-run win over
Tableland yesterday at Syne Village, Penal.
Pooran, who recently returned from the
ICC Under-19 World Cup with the West
Indies U-19 team, slammed 67 to guide
Clarke Road to 203 all out in 43 overs.
Left-handed Pooran was supported by
Adrian Ali and Ranga Lachana, who scored
29 and 27 respectively. The top bowlers
for Tableland was Darrel Williams (3/26)
and Daniel St Clair (2/44).
AT SYNE VILLAGE: Clarke Road 203 (43
overs) (Nicolas Pooran 67, Adrian Ali 29,
Ranga Latchana 27, Darrel Williams 3/26,
Daniel St Clair 2/44) vs Tableland 103 (20.5
overs) (Evin Lewis 52, Kissoondath Magram
3/6, Ray Jordan 3/22, Mukesh Persad 2/19)
Clarke Road won by 100 runs.
Red Force looking to
put Leewards in spin
Dottin returns from suspension
West Indies fall
short in thriller
WI vs England
M Lumb c Bravo b Cottrell
A Hales c Simmons b Cottrell
E Morgan c Smith b Narine
J Butler c Sammy b Santokie
R Bopara not out
B Stokes b Santokie
M Ali run out
C Jordan not out
Total 6 wkts (20ovs)
Fall of wkts: 98, 112, 123, 128, 129, 138.
Bowling: K Santokie 4-0-27-2, S Cottrell 4-0-37-2, S Narine 4-0-34-
1, D Bravo 3-0-35-0, A Russell 1-0-11-0, D Sammy 2-0-14-0, M
D Smith b Dernbach
J Charles c&b Jordan
M Samuels b Jordan
L Simmons run out
D Bravo c Jordan b Bopara
A Russell c Morgan b Bopara
D Ramdin b Jordan
D Sammy not out
S Narine not out
Extras b1, lb4, w3
Total for 7 wkts (20)
Fall of wkts: 0, 4, 28, 66, 67, 140, 153.
Bowling: J Dernbach 4-1-38-1, C Jordan 4-0-39-3, S Parry 4-0-32-0,
J Tredwell 4-0-18-0, R Bopara 4-0-28-2.
Result: England won by 5 runs.
West Indies win series 2-1.
Man of the match: Chris Jordan.
Player of series: Darren Sammy
West Indies opener Dwayne Smith is bowled with the first ball of
the innings in the final T20 match against England at Kensington
Oval yesterday. PHOTO COURTESY WINDIESCRICKET.COM
Windwards 21 1 020
Clarke Road faces QPCC in Sunday league final
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