Vishaul Singh made his bat do all the talking against the Scorpions on the second day of the sixth-round match of the Jaguars’ Regional 4-Day tournament being played in Jamaica.
Singh is standing tall on an unbeaten 93 made from 171 balls as the Jaguars ended the day on 287-6 in 92 overs after the Scorpions had posted 216 all out in their first innings.
Chandrapaul Hemraj had earlier fallen for 82 while he was closing in on a century.
Resuming the day without any runs or wicket to fall, Guyana Jaguars began in cautious fashion, with Chandrapaul Hemraj and Tagenarine Chanderpaul adding 21 runs together. When Chanderpaul was clean bowled by part-timer Alwayne Williams, Captain Leon Johnson and Hemraj took the score to 75-1 at lunch; Hemraj, who was dropped on 34 at deep backward square, riding his luck after a slow start.
The very next ball, a chinaman bowled by Dennis Bulli, drew the technically correct Leon Johnson forward and he was swiftly stumped.
Johnson had made a 73-ball 35, which included four boundaries, after adding 60 runs with Hemraj.
A positive Vishal Singh, who is returning to the starting XI after being replaced by Shimron Hetmyer in the previous round, got off the mark with a boundary.
The left-handed duo of Hemraj and Singh added 98 runs together before Hemraj threw his wicket away when the Jaguars were on 179-3, made in 57.3 overs.
Hemraj, who played and missed the previous ball, edged one to Jermaine Blackwood at first slip after scoring 82 from 173 balls, decorated with three fours and three sixes.
Christopher Barnwell followed suit the very next ball, hitting left-arm spinner Patrick Harty to cover and getting caught for a golden duck.
Jaguars were then at 179-4 after Harty struck twice in his over.
At tea, Jaguars were 183-4 after 60 overs. Singh watched Raymon Reifer (16) and Anthony Bramble (25) fall, but he found a reliable partner in Kevin Sinclair (20), who ensured Jaguars closed the day without further hiccups.
Jaguars will resume the third day on 287-6, having a lead of 71 runs.