CWI Regional Four-Day Tourney BARBADOS ON FOLLOW-ON
…after Permaul’s four-wicket haul
…Hope scores century
By Brandon Corlette in Trinidad
The Guyana Harpy Eagles have enjoyed a successful third day in their match against the Barbados Pride in the third round of the Cricket West Indies Regional Four-Day Tournament being played at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.
Shai Hope had scored a double-century the last time he played against Guyana in a first-class game in 2017, and he continued his love affair with Guyana by scoring a magnificent century this time. Nevertheless, the Barbados Pride were bowled out for 266 after the consistent Veerasammy Permaul had produced a four-wicket haul.
Having declared their first innings at 490-7, the Guyanese enforced the follow-on, and at stumps Barbados were 44-0 after 19 overs, trailing by 180 runs.
Resuming the second day on 48-2, Barbados Pride lost two early wickets in the first session. In yet another hot day at the Oval, Sheyne Moseley was the first man dismissed, bowled by Keemo Paul for 17 when the Pride score was at 49-3.
Roston Chase played some decent shots before he attempted to go over mid-off and was caught, to give Permaul his second wicket.
Barbados Pride were then reduced to 75-4 after 23.2 overs, but Hope looked at his classy best, and despite being dropped on 39 by stand-in wicketkeeper Tevin Imlach off the bowling of debutant Demetri Cameron, the West Indies ODI vice-captain pushed on and reached his half-century in the process, while Raymon Reifer looked comfortable at the crease.
At the lunch interval, Pride had amassed 147-4, with Hope on 62 from 81 balls while Reifer was on 26. The duo dispatched the poor deliveries and respected the good balls, but a mis-communication caused Reifer to lose his wicket.
Hope had dabbed one into the leg-side and was off and running, while Reifer was half-way down the track. Reifer was run out for 29, after four boundaries, ending an 89-run stand.
Hope continued to score freely, while Jonathan Carter came and looked tentative. Cameron continued to probe, and on a good line and length, he got Carter to push at one that peeled off the outside edge. Carter was caught by Imlach for six, and Pride were reduced to 178-6 after 58.2 overs.
Hope continued to ‘shine brightly’ and gather runs. He reached his eighth first-class century by driving one to cover, and his fluent innings ensured Pride reached tea at 237-6 after 71 overs, trailing by 253 runs, with another 53 runs needed to avoid the follow-on.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich settled in nicely, and added 64 runs with Hope for the seventh wicket. Dowrich swept and drove sweetly, and even attempted to counter-attack with some pull shots, despite his short-ball troubles.
He was eventually caught at slip by Johnson, off the bowling of Permaul, for a shot-filled 44. His innings included five fours and two sixes.
At 242-7, the Pride bowlers came to bat, and Permaul and his partner in crime, Gudakesh Motie, kept chipping away at wickets. Motie removed Akeem Jordan for six and Keon Harding for one; and while Hope was shielding birthday boy Jomel Warrican, Permaul drew the centurion forward and found the outside edge. Hope was caught at slip by Johnson for a well-made 119 from 200 balls. He had struck 13 fours and two sixes in batting for 286 minutes.
Pride were bowled out for 266 from 84.4 overs, and the Guyana Harpy Eagles enforced the follow-on. Permaul ended with 4-81 from 22.4 overs, while Motie had 2-37 from 21 overs. The probing Keemo Paul had 2-43 from 15 overs, while debutant Demetri Cameron had 1-36 from 12 overs.
In Pride’s second innings, Kraigg Brathwaite looked comfortable, but while he was on 11, Guyanese were jumping for joy, as they believed he had gloved one down the leg-side off Nial Smith. It proved to be false hope
Moseley grew in confidence, but Permaul and Motie, bowling in tandem, restricted Pride to 44-0 after 19 overs. Moseley and Brathwaite will resume the fourth and final day with Pride 180 runs behind. First ball is expected from 10:00h Eastern Caribbean Time.
Summary for other matches: TT v LEE. LEE: 357 & 241/7 (47.1) Thomas 84, Powell 83; Cariah 3/33. TT: 140 & 143/6 (51) Cariah 36*; Louis 3/26. TT need 316 runs to win.
JAM v WIN. WIN: 137 & 195 (74.2) Hodge 63; Green 5/46, Merchant 5/72. JAM: 346 (87) King 119*; McSween 4/96. JAM won by an innings and 14 runs.