Headley-Weekes Tri-Series: Permaul claims 600th first class wicket

-as 13 wickets crumble on day one

Veerasammy Permaul

Legendary left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul continued to rewrite the record books when he claimed his 600th first class wicket on day one of the third match of the Headley-Weekes Tri-Series.
Playing at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua, Team Weekes reached 61-3 in replying to Team Headley’s 177 all out at stumps, scored
from 65.2 overs, thanks to Kaveem Hodge’s 67. Permaul was the pick of the Team Weekes bowlers with 3-16 from 14.2 overs, and Dominic Drakes had 3-17 from 12 overs to rock the top-order. Jair McAllister and Raymon Reifer each had one wicket.
In reply, Team Weekes lost three big wickets. Zachary McCaskie was trapped by Marquino Mindley for two, while Guyana and West Indies Test opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul made 12 before being trapped by off-spinner Chaim Holder at 50-2, after adding 48 runs with Raymon Reifer.
Test player Reifer was also removed by off-spinner Chaim Holder for a promising 34, which had four boundaries. Holder bowled three overs late in the day to end with 2-2.
Earlier, Hodge was supported by Akeem Jordan, who scored 37. The right-handers added 71 runs for the seventh wicket, but each of the other batsmen failed to make their mark on the score.