Dowrich, Carter register half-centuries after Permaul’s marathon spell
– Pride bowled out for 360 at stumps
By Brandon Corlette
Veerasammy Permaul produced a four-wicket haul to restrict Barbados Pride to 360 all out in 105 overs. The jaded Pride team are trailing by 188 runs failing to avoid the likely follow-on that may be enforced on the final day, today.
The Barbados Pride batsmen battled on the penultimate day with West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich scored a classy 81 while left-handed Jonathan Carter stroked 68. Resuming the day on 33-1, the Barbados Pride opener Kraigg Brathwaite and Captain Shamarh Brooks were the batsmen who
looked to press on. The Test specialist, Brathwaite showed an array of textbook shots while Brooks was equally up to the task. Guyana Jaguars bowlers were disciplined, but they reaped their first success 19 overs before lunch. Brooks was out caught by Leon Johnson off the bowling of veteran spinner Permaul. Brooks, who scored 34 from 52 balls, stroked seven boundaries, after he departed with the score on 106-2 in 30.4 overs.
After a 73-run partnership between Brathwaite and Brooks, another followed soon after. The composed Brathwaite was dismissed by the lively Clinton Pestano when he was adjudged leg before, in his innings that included seven fours.
Barbados Pride were further reduced to 123-4 when two new batsmen were at the crease. Roston Chase, the middle-order Windies batsman who scored the most runs in the India Test series, was removed by Permaul. Left-arm spinner Permaul got little purchase from the pitch, but maintained a troubling line, removing Chase for one in the 41st over.
The Barbadian team headed into lunch on 164-4 with senior batsmen Carter and Dowrich essaying a rebuilding process. Dowrich was on 23 off 30 while Carter had 27 off 49 balls. In the afternoon session, the runs continued as Dowrich’s and Carter’s partnership flourished. A huge amount of patience was required from the Jaguars bowlers who broke the 123-run fifth-wicket partnership in the 75th over.
Dowrich missed out on a well-deserved century when the brisk Sherfane
Rutherford removed him for 81 off 113 balls. Dowrich’s innings included 11 fours and two sixes when he was out caught by Permaul.
With the score on 264-5, nine runs later, Permaul shattered the stumps of the left- handed Carter for a composed 68 from 127 deliveries. Carter’s innings included nine fours, but, like his team-mates, he wasted a good start. Windies Captain Jason Holder entered on 273-6 and he was partnered by Ashley Nurse. Holder, who is one of the top ranked all-rounders in the Test arena, exhibited some positive shots as the 300- mark barrier was crossed by the Pride.
Nurse lost his concentration and was Permaul’s fourth victim when he was trapped in front for 19 from 26 balls.
Holder may have been running out of batting partners as he had to bat with the tail. Kemar Roach became Pestano’s second victim when he was out for two after surviving 28 balls of fierce bowling.
Pride crept to 328-8 and the hopes of batting to save the enforcement of a likely follow-on was shattered when Holder was caught in the slip cordon by Leon Johnson off the bowling of Reifer. Holder’s 44 came off 87 balls inclusive of six fours.
Cummings (03) came and went being the final wicket to fall concluding the day dominated by the Jaguars. Jomel Warrican was left stranded on 23 as he watched his team fall, ending their first innings on 360 all out.
Permaul was the pick of the bowlers with 4-124 in 35 overs while Raymond Reifer grabbed 2-36 in 13 overs. Pestano had 2-53 while Rutherford and Romario Shepherd had one wicket each. The final day of play at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados will bowl off at 09:55h Eastern Caribbean time.