Khan, Dhanai, Algoo, Mohabir star in Young Warriors’ win
BCB/NBS 40-Over Second Division
The home of Stanford T20 star Imran Khan was set alive last weekend when Young Warriors entered the home team’s backyard and, under beautiful sunshine at Chesney in Corentyne Berbice, destroyed them by 107 runs in a 40-over affair.
Young Warriors captain Suresh Dhanai won the toss and opted to bat on a fast track in Chesney, where Windies female selectee Shabika Gajnabi started her cricket. Warriors lost opener Mohabir with the score on 28-1, but National under 19
batsman Alex Algoo dominated the second wicket partnership.
Ramdeholl scored 11, but Algoo bashed the ball to all parts of the small outfield in scoring an aggressive 68. Sanjay Khan also, batting at number 5, played some delightful shots in his top-score of 92. Algoo’s 68 included three fours and five huge sixes, while Sanjay Khan hit six sixes and seven fours in an entertaining knock.
The runs continued to flow for Young Warriors when Captain Dhanai entered the batting crease and hit eight timely fours and two majestic sixes in his unbeaten 70.
When Young Warriors’ allotted 40 overs were expired, they had registered 331-8.
M Subadar was the pick of the Chesney bowlers, with 3-42 in five expensive overs.
In reply, Dhanai took the new ball and bowled a lively opening spell, hitting J
Samaroo on his jaw, forcing the batsman to retired hurt, suffering a concussion the first ball of the innings. The veteran Imran Khan, who was dropped early in his innings, made the Warriors bowers pay, but his batting exploits were unable to save his team.
Vishaul Mohabir grabbed 5-48 to restrict the Chesney team to 225 all out.
After Imran Khan’s brutal innings of 96, Subadar notched up an even 50, but the Young Warriors had completed a comprehensive victory. (Brandon Corlette)