Jaguars romp to 3rd consecutive win after outplaying Pride

CWI Regional 4-Day Tournament…
– Permaul grabs 4-fer

By Brandon Corlette

A huge Raymon Reifer six over long on off the bowling of Jomel Warrican was the defining moment when Guyana Jaguars cruised to a six-wicket win over the regional giant, Barbados Pride.
Jaguars were tasked to chase 46, after they ended on 48-4, outplaying the Shamarh Brooks-led Pride team. It was one of those instances when a visiting team entered the home team’s back yard and outplayed them in every aspect of the game.
Veteran left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul was again the best bowler in the second innings, grabbing 4-73 while Reifer picked up 3-53 to ensure the chase was successful when Pride lost six wickets for 28 runs, in the second innings.
The Guyana Jaguars played as champions when they defeated the Test player-studded Barbados Pride team at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
Resuming the final day, Guyana Jaguars Captain Leon Johnson enforced the follow-on after Pride were behind by 188 runs. Pride openers made their way to the middle to bat out the day and attempt to save the match.
Kraigg Brathwaite was the first dismissed in the second over of the day, scoring only four runs. The Barbados-born Reifer opened the bowling with the new ball for the Jaguars and the Windies opener, Brathwaite edged one behind and was caught by Anthony Bramble.
The tone was set for the Guyana Jaguars, removing the threatening Brathwaite with the score on five. Elegant left-hander Shayne Mosely was partnered by his captain, Shamarh Brooks and the pair consolidated from there on. Playing strokes with limited risk, Moseley, who played a good hand of 32, was dismissed by the lively Berbician, Clinton Pestano.
Running in with his long hair flowing at the windy regional cricket mecca, Pestano shattered the stumps of Moseley after he faced 64 balls, which included three fours.
After the 64-run partnership was broken for the second wicket , Carter who scored fifties in each round of the Regional Four-Day tournament thus far, followed seven runs after. Carter (06) was dismissed by Romario Shepherd after he was caught behind by the impressive Bramble, who continued to have a dream match.
Pride slumped to 97-4 in 27.3 overs, after Brooks wasted a start, scoring 26 from 62 balls, being Shepherd’s second victim when he was adjudged leg before.
Test duo Shane Dowrich and Roston Chase joined forces to frustrate the Jaguars bowlers with Dowrich looking in good touch. The dynamic duo scored 107 runs together giving the Barbadian supporters hope of saving the match. However, the wicket of Dowrich sparked a collapse with Pride losing their final six wickets cheaply.
In a short while, fortune switched in the Jaguars’ favour; Dowrich was removed for 65 off 86 balls hitting 12 timely fours. He became one of Permaul’s victims caught behind by his counterpart, Bramble.
Windies Captain Jason Holder came and went, facing 11 balls for one run as the Albion combination of Permaul and Bramble continued to prosper. Holder was out caught by Bramble off Permaul with the score on 212-6 in 61.5 overs.
Five runs later, Ashley Nurse departed when Reifer bowled him all over the place, showing his value as an all-rounder. Kemar Roach followed soon after as Reifer continued to dominate his countrymen, trapping Roach in front for two.
The score 225 was the magical number for the Jaguars, as another Pride wicket bit the dust in the form of well-set Roston Chase. Chase had played a marathon innings facing 151 balls and scoring 68 runs when Permaul shattered his stumps. The Jaguars were one wicket away, closing in on the Pride line-up. Warrican was the final wicket to fall with the score on 232, after Pride accumulated a lead of 44, with the Jaguars requiring a slim target of 45 to complete one of their memorable victories. Permaul followed up his four-wicket haul in the first innings with another: 4-73 in 25 overs. Permaul continued to stake a claim for Windies selection as he ended the match with eight wickets for 197 runs in 60 overs.
Reifer grabbed 3-53 in his 23 overs while Shepherd had 2-35 in 11 overs. Pestano ended with 1-37 in his 12 overs of express bowling.
Time was not of the essence for the Jaguars, but chasing 45 runs for victory was an easy task. However, Guyana ran into a Miguel Cummins-Roach roadblock that sent four batsmen back to the hut.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul continued to struggle against quality bowling when he was out for six runs with the score on 8-1 in 2.3 overs. Hemraj smoked one over the ropes, but the Test quick Roach shattered his stumps for nine.
The jaded Christopher Barnwell was out for six attempting to score quick runs, caught by Nurse off the bowling of Cummins.
Sherfane Rutherford, who gained promotion, was out for a golden duck as Cummins had two-in-two. The Jaguars slipped and slid to 21-4 in pursuit of 45, but Reifer (15*) and Johnson (11*) ensured no further damage as the left-handed pair hit flourishing boundaries to seal a victory. Cummins and Roach had two wickets each in a losing effort.