West Indies Championship: See-saw Day 3 between Harpy Eagles and Scorpions

Day 3 was a see-saw one between the Guyana Harpy Eagles and the Jamaica Scorpions as their sixth-round meeting in the West Indies Championship continued on Friday at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica.
On one hand, the Guyanese were able to pick up the lone remaining wicket early in the day and pile on some extra runs to set a 419-run lead. However, the Jamaicans showed some resistance in the chase – more than they could muster in the first innings.
In the very first ball of the day, Nial Smith served up a bouncer to Marquino Mindley to end the Jamaican innings, depriving the final pair of a chance to add to the overnight tally.

Captain Tevin Imlach missed out on a half-century in the second innings

Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Raymon Perez once again got things going for the Harpy Eagles, getting to 37 before Perez fell for 22 from 25 deliveries after edging a Mindley delivery. Chanderpaul went soon after for 11 from 32 balls.
Captain Tevin Imlach missed out on a half-century to follow up his ton in the first innings, registering 44 from 70 deliveries. Kevlon Anderson added 25 to the Guyanese tally, while Kevin Sinclair remained unbeaten on 36 from 41 balls, as the Harpy Eagles got to 147-4 in 35.3 overs before declaring. Derval Green had two scalps for 39 in 11.3 overs, while Mindley and Abhijai Mansingh had one wicket each.
With their lead now at 419, the Guyanese bowlers toiled in the afternoon sessions as the home team resisted another collapse similar to their first innings.
After Sinclair removed Carlos Brown for 10 from 29 balls, wickets proved hard to come by although the Harpy Eagles stifled the run flow. The second-wicket partnership between Javaughn Buchanan and Kirk McKenzie lasted 46 runs, before Veerasammy Permaul claimed his sixth-wicket of the game.
Buchanan added 39 from 101 deliveries to the Jamaican total, after which Brandon King held on alongside McKenzie to see out the day’s play.
Jamaica ended Day 3 on 121-2 after 43 overs, with the pair of McKenzie and King unbeaten on 37 from 99 and 13 off 22 balls respectively.
Sinclair ended the day with figures of 1-29 from 17 overs, while Permaul had 1-35 from 10.
All eyes will be on the fourth and final day, today, set to bowl off at 11:00h local time.