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  • WINDIES Under-17 Championship bowls off Tuesday

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A confident T&T U-17 cricket team will open their challenge for a third successive West Indies U-17 title Tuesday, when they come up against Barbados from 9.30am at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, South Trinidad.

    The team which is led by Antonio Gomez has expressed confidence that T&T can retain the title for a third successive time, having won it in 2016 and 2017.

    In other matches Guyana will battle the Windward Islands at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Balmain and the Leewards will play Jamaica at Gilbert Park.

    All matches get underway at 9.30am.

    SQUADS:

    T&T – Antonio Gomez (capt), Ryan Bandoo, Leonardo Julien, Rivaldo Ramlogan, Darren Samlal, Anderson Mahase, Nicholas Ali, Leon Basanoo, Sameer Ali, Tariq Mohammed, Isaiah Gomez, Aaron Bankay, Jayden Seales, Vanir Maharaj, Surujdath Mahabir manager, Gregory Davis coach.

    BARBADOS – Rashawn Antonio Worrell, Seth Leage Ackeevu Agard, Nicholas Aaron Austin, Rivaldo Aldrian Clarke, Giovonte Tarqe Depeiza, Matthew Walter Forde, Shamar Jabari Forde, Amari Alexandre Goodridge, Jayden Orlando Hoyte, Jaden Jamal R Leacock, Antonio Ricardo D Morris, Ramon Romario Simmonds, D’Angelo Ronaldo Springer, Rondre Amari Yearwood.
    GUYANA – Sachin Singh, Seon Glasgow, Navindra Persaud, Yeudister Persaud, Andre Seepersaud Hrithik Singh, Niran Bissu, Nigel Deodat, Gevon Schultz, Bhadesh Parsotam, Sheldon Charles, Silvan Williams, Leon Swamy, Dwain Dick.

    JAMAICA – Daniel Beckford, Brandon English, Oneil Roberts, Nicholas Lewin, Lenox Simpson, Razaq Williams, Romaine Bennett, Joseph Simpson, Chevonnie Grant, Andel Gordon, Jemario Wint, Akeel Hanchard, Romaine Jacob, Rajiv Redhi.

    LEEWARDS – Rasheem Henry, Demari Benta, Clinton Reece, Jahiem Africa, Kenny Sutton, Hilroy Andrew, Jaylen Francis, Antonio Fernandes, Taeiem Tonge, Aidan Livan, Kelvin Pitman,  Tariq Newman, Essan Warner, Solomon Gokrran.

    WINDWARDS –  Teddy Bishop, Tiron Charles, Jamie Buddy, Jahiel Walters, Ethan Doctrove, Jedd Joseph, Mickel Riviere, Keygan Arnold, Lee Solomon,  Garvin Serieux, Dominic Auguste, Tyran Theodore, Simeon Gerson, Ackeem Auguste.

  • Windies record fifth-largest Test win for series lead

    NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – West Indies crushed Bangladesh by an innings and 219 runs in just seven sessions, to record their fifth-largest Test victory ever and grab an all-important 1-0 lead in the two-match series here Friday.

    The hosts needed just over 1-3/4 hours on the third day at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground to claim the remaining four wickets and send Bangladesh tumbling to 144 all out in their second innings.

    Wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan resisted with a counter-attacking 64 but the writing was always on the wall for the Tigers after they resumed the morning on 62 for six – still requiring an improbable 301 runs to make the Windies bat again.

    Shannon Gabriel added another wicket to his tally to finish with five for 77 while captain and fellow fast bowler Jason Holder picked up three for 30 and Miguel Cummins, two for 16.

    West Indies wasted little time in getting the breakthrough when Holder removed Mahmudullah (15) with his first legal ball but second delivery of the day, squaring up the batsman and having him caught at third slip by Roston Chase.

    Nurul counter-attacked, adding 25 for the eighth wicket with Kamrul Islam (7) and a further 55 for the ninth wicket with Rubel Hossain (16), to temporarily halt the Windies charge.

    All told, the 24-year-old right-hander struck six fours and two sixes in a hasty 74-ball innings, recording the fastest half-century by a Bangladeshi on foreign soil.

    Resuming on seven, he took a couple of boundaries off the second over from Gabriel before ripping into the same bowler a few overs later, with fours on either side of the wicket before clearing the ropes at long off in an over which leaked 17 runs.

    Nurul raised his landmark off 36 deliveries in the next over from Holder, with a single to fine leg.

    Along the way, he lost Kamrul, bowled middle stump by Gabriel before himself perishing at the hands of Cummins, caught and bowled trying to hit a short delivery back overhead.

    With his dismissal went Bangladesh’s resistance and Cummins ended the innings two overs later when he rattled Rubel’s stumps.

    Seamer Kemar Roach, who did not bowl in the second innings, was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his five wickets for eight runs which sent Bangladesh crumbling to a record-low Test score of 43 in the first innings.

    West Indies will go for a series win when the final Test bowls off at Sabina Park in Jamaica next Thursday.

    BANGLADESH 1st Innings 43

    WEST INDIES 1st Innings 406

    BANGLADESH 2nd Innings

    (overnight 62 for six)

    Tamim Iqbal c Hope b Gabriel 13

    Liton Das c Brathwaite b Holder 2

    Mominul Haque b Gabriel 0

    Mushfiqur Rahim b Gabriel 8

    *Shakib Al Hasan c Holder b Gabriel 12

    Mahmudullah c Chase b Holder 15

    Mehidy Hasan c wkp Dowrich b Holder 2

    +Nurul Hasan c & b Cummins 64

    Kamrul Islam b Gabriel 7

    Rubel Hossain b Cummins 16

    Abu Jayed not out 0

    Extras (b1, w3, nb1) 5

    TOTAL (all out, 40.2 overs) 144

    Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-14, 3-16, 4-36, 5-43, 6-50, 7-63, 8-88, 9-143, 10-144.

    Bowling: Holder 15-3-30-3, Gabriel 12-3-77-5, Cummins 7.2-2-16-2, Bishoo 5-1-16-0, Chase 1-0-4-0.

    Result: West Indies won by an innings and 219 runs.

    Series: West Indies lead two-match series 1-0.

    Man-of-the-Match: Kemar Roach.

    Toss: West Indies.

    Umpires: R Illingworth, R Kettleborough; TV – Sundaram Ravi.

  • Ambris announces return to fitness with classy hundred

    BECKENHAM, England, CMC – Fit-again stroke-maker Sunil Ambris forced his way back into reckoning for a senior team call-up with his sixth first class hundred but India A fought back courtesy of a Prithvi Shaw century, on the second day of the opening four-day “Test” here Thursday.

    The 25-year-old Ambris stroked an accomplished 128 as West Indies A, resuming on 148 for three in their first innings, piled up 383 all out at Kent County Ground.

    Captain Shamarh Brooks converted his overnight 51 into 91 while Test all-rounder Raymon Reifer chipped in with 52.

    However, Windies A saw their handsome lead of 250 quickly dissipate as the 18-year-old Shaw hammered a whirlwind unbeaten 101 to lift India to 159 without loss at the close.

    A right-hander who led India at the recent ICC Youth World Cup, Shaw smashed an amazing 18 fours and a six off just 74 deliveries.

    His opening partner Mayank Agarwal was nearly reduced to being a spectator but he too chimed in with 56 not out off 71 balls with 11 boundaries.

    India A trail by 91 runs heading into Friday’s penultimate day.

    Earlier, Ambris and Brooks had extended their fourth wicket stand to 152, as Windies A flourished in the morning session.

    Ambris, resuming the day on 24, faced 165 balls in a shade over four hours at the crease and struck 20 fours while Brooks perished with three figures in sight, after hitting 16 fours and a six in a knock spanning 177 deliveries and just under four hours.

    For Ambris, the knock was significant.He had two forgettable Tests in New Zealand last December when he also broke his arm and Thursday’s outing represented only his seventh innings since recovering from the injury.

    Wicketkeeper Devon Thomas perished cheaply for 10 but Ambris found an ally in Reifer to add a further 72 for the sixth wicket and further bolster the innings.

    The left-handed Reifer faced 100 balls in nearly 2-3/4 hours and counted six boundaries.

    Once Ambris was taken at the wicket off seamer Navdeep Saini (2-78), West Indies lost their last five wickets for 42 runs, with new-ball bowler Ankit Rajpoot finishing with four for 76.

    INDIA A 1st Innings 133

    WEST INDIES A 1st Innings

    (overnight 148 for three)

    J Campbell lbw b Rajpoot 2

    C Hemraj c Shankar b Nadeem 42

    J Blackwood c wkp Bharat b Rajpoot 18

    *S Brooks c Nair b Rajpoot 91

    S Ambris c wkp Bharat b Saini 128

    +D Thomas c Agarwal b Nadeem 10

    R Reifer c wkp Bharat b Rajpoot 52

    R Cornwall c wkp Bharat b Saini 0

    J Warrican run out 3

    S Lewis c wkp Bharat b Shankar 10

    C Holder not out 5

    Extras (b5, lb7, nb10) 22

    TOTAL (all out, 101.2 overs) 383

    Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-28, 2-82, 4-234, 5-269, 6-341, 7-341, 8-347, 9-372, 10-383.

    Bowling: Rajpoot 25.2-9-76-4, Saini 25-5-78-2, Shankar 17-0-71-1, Nadeem 19-1-87-2, Yadav 15-0-59-0

    INDIA A 2nd Innings

    P Shaw not out 101

    M Agarwal not out 56

    Extras (lb1, nb1) 2

    TOTAL (without loss, 24 overs) 159

    Bowling: Holder 4-0-31-0, Lewis 5-1-33-0, Reifer 4-0-18-0, Cornwall 7-0-41-0, Warrican 4-0-35-0.

    Position: India A trail by 91 runs with 10 second innings wickets remaining.

    Toss: India A.

    Umpires: R White, N Mallender.

  • Gabriel fireworks put Windies on brink of massive win

    NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked his first hundred in nearly a year while Shai Hope passed fifty for the first time in 13 innings, but it was speedster Shannon Gabriel’s devastating four-wicket burst which rocked Bangladesh and put West Indies on course for a comprehensive win in the opening Test.

    Playing on Thursday’s second day of the contest at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, West Indies piled up 406 all out in their first innings, with Brathwaite top-scoring with 121 – his seventh Test hundred but first since his 134 at Leeds last August.

    Hope, without a half-century since scoring one last October on the tour of Zimbabwe, chipped in with 67 while captain Jason Holder (33) and tail-ender Kemar Roach (33) produced breezy knocks down the order to add to Bangladesh’s pain.

    Armed with a huge lead of 363, West Indies quickly demolished the tourists’ top order, leaving the innings in shambles at 62 for six and and in need of a miracle to avoid falling 1-0 behind in the two-Test series.

    Bangladesh trail by 301 runs heading into Friday’s third day with only four wickets intact.

    Gabriel, fresh off a 20-wicket haul against Sri Lanka, was again at the heart of the Windies juggernaut, snatching four for 36 while Holder chipped in with two for 15.

    Requiring a massive effort following their record-low 43 all out in the first innings, Bangladesh again found themselves hurt by the Windies quicks as wickets tumbled spectacularly.

    Starting their innings on the stroke of the final hour, Bangladesh safely navigated the opening overs with Tamim Iqbal passing 4 000 Test runs when he cut Gabriel to the ropes at backward point.

    However, off the very next ball, Gabriel had the left-hander caught at gully by Hope for 13, sparring at one that bounced and took the shoulder of the bat.

    Two balls later, a fired-up Gabriel struck again when he bowled new batsman Mominul Haque without scoring, by one that kept low.

    Holder then picked up his first, finding Liton Das’s outside edge for Brathwaite at first slip to take a simple catch and leave the Bangladesh innings in strife at 16 for three.

    Captain Shakib Al Hasan (12) and former skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (8) put on 20 for the fourth wicket – the best stand of the innings so far – with both escaping with a couple of streaky boundaries past the cordon.

    But Gabriel bowled Mushfiqur playing down the wrong line and in his next over, claimed the prized wicket of Shakib, brilliantly caught low down at third slip by Holder.

    Holder accounted for Mehidy Hasan for two in the fourth over before the extended close, nicking one behind which seamed.

    West Indies had earlier batted themselves into an impregnable position after resuming the day on 201 for two.

    Starting the day on 88, Brathwaite raised triple figures inside the first hour when he cut pacer Kamrul Islam to third man for four, and was unbeaten on 121 at lunch with the Windies on 271 for three.

    Nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo was the only casualty of the session, falling for 19 in the second over following the drinks break.

    Resuming on one, the left-hander struck two fours in a 79-ball knock while adding 52 for the third wicket with Brathwaite, before missing a defensive prod and losing his off stump to Kamrul.

    However, Brathwaite failed to add to his lunch time score , dismissed off the fourth ball following the resumption when he was taken low at cover off left-arm spinner Shakib (2-71), with West Indies adding a single run to their interval total.

    All told, Brathwaite faced 291 deliveries in 6-1/2 hours at the crease and counted 11 fours.

    The Windies then lost two further wickets cheaply to slide to 288 for six as overall, three wickets perished for 16 runs in quick time.

    Roston Chase missed an arm ball from off-spinner Mehidy Hasan (3-101) and was lbw for two and wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich was taken at silly point off Shakib for four.

    Holder raised the tempo, belting two fours and sixes, as he added 50 for the seventh wicket with Hope, whose knock required 127 balls, just over 3-1/4 hours and included three fours and a six.

    Mehidy eventually had Holder caught at short leg to leave the Windies on 375 for seven at tea but Hope and Roach combined in a 56-run eighth wicket stand afterwards, to further frustrate Bangladesh.

    Roach hammered six fours and a six in a cavalier 50-ball knock before Mehidy hit him in front and debutant pacer Abu Jayed finished off the innings by knocking over Hope and Gabriel to end with three for 84.

    BANGLADESH 1st Innings 43

    WEST INDIES 1st Innings

    (overnight 201 for two)

    K Brathwaite c Mehidy Hasan b Shakib Al Hasan 121

    D Smith c wkp Nurul Hasan b Abu Jayed 58

    K Powell c Liton Das b Mahmudullah 48

    D Bishoo b Kamrul Islman 19

    S Hope c Tamim Iqbal b Abu Jayed 67

    R Chase lbw b Mehidy Hasan 2

    +S Dowrich c Liton Das b Shakib Al Hasan 4

    *J Holder c Liton Das b Mehidy Hasan 33

    K Roach lbw b Mehidy Hasan 33

    M Cummins not out 1

    S Gabriel c Shakib Al Hasan b Abu Jayed 5

    Extras (b3, lb8, w3, nb1) 15

    TOTAL (all out, 137.3 overs) 406

    Fall of wickets: 1-113, 2-194, 3-246, 4-272, 5-281, 6-288, 7-338, 8-394, 9-400, 10-406.

    Bowling: Abu Jayed 26.3-7-84-3, Rubel Hossain 17-3-44-0, Kamrul Islam 20-3-69-1, Shakib-al-Hasan 27-2-71-2, Mehidy Hasan 34-6-101-3, Mahmudullah 11-1-18-1, Mominul Haque 2-0-8-0.

    BANGLADESH 2nd Innings

    Tamim Iqbal c Hope b Gabriel 13

    Liton Das c Brathwaite b Holder 2

    Mominul Haque b Gabriel 0

    Mushfiqur Rahim b Gabriel 8

    *Shakib Al Hasan c Holder b Gabriel 12

    Mahmudullah not out 15

    Mehidy Hasan c wkp Dowrich b Holder 2

    +Nurul Hasan not out 7

    Extras (b1, w1, nb1) 3

    TOTAL (6 wkts, 18 overs) 62

    Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-14, 3-16, 4-36, 5-43, 6-50.

    Bowling: Holder 9-1-15-2, Gabriel 7-2-36-4, Cummins 2-0-10-0.

    Position: Bangladesh trail by 301 runs with four wickets remaining.

    Toss: West Indies.

    Umpires: R Illingworth, R Kettleborough; TV – Sundaram Ravi.

  • WINDIES B – Three wins from three matches

    Justin Greaves with an unbeaten 89 runs lead WINDIES to its third straight win today (Thursday) when they beat Winnipeg Hawks by 9 wickets.

    Brandon King was the other batsman who stuck around with 44 not out; while, Obed McCoy added three more wickets to his tally with figures of 4-39-3.

    Greaves received the red cap for his man of the match performance; while Derval Green received a grey cap for being the most economical with one wicket for 9 runs

    Scores:

    Winnipeg Hawks 151/8

    WINDIES B 155/1

    Next match: Saturday, July 7 vs Toronto Nationals at 11am

  • Brooks, pacers put Windies A in command

    BECKENHAM, England, CMC – Captain Shamarh Brooks struck an unbeaten half-century to ram home the advantage his fast bowlers had established, as West Indies A dominated India A on the opening day of the first four-day “Test” here Wednesday.

    Opting to bat first at Kent County Ground, India A were bundled out cheaply for 133, with Hanuma Vihari top-scoring with 37, Vijay Shankar getting 34 and captain Karun Nair, 20.

    However, the Asian side failed to cope with the Windies A pace attack as Sherman Lewis (4-35) and Chemar Holder (4-57) picked up four wickets apiece and left-armer Raymon Reifer (2-20) added a brace.

    In reply, Windies A were struggling on 28 for two in the seventh over before Brooks arrived to play a skipper’s knock of 51 not out, anchoring two key stands to see his side to the close on 148 for three.

    Left-handed opener John Campbell was lbw to speedster Ankit Rajpoot in the first over of the innings for two and Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood followed for 18 in the seventh, caught at the wicket off the same bowler.

    But Brooks steadied the innings, adding 54 for the third wicket with the left-handed Hemraj, who made 42 off 63 balls in nearly two hours at the crease, striking six fours.

    When Hemraj departed, Brooks found an ally in Sunil Ambris whose unbeaten 24 has consumed 49 balls, just an over an hour and included three fours.

    The right-handed Brooks has struck 10 fours in an innings spanning 103 balls and a shade over 2-1/2 hours.

    Earlier, the impressive Holder rocked India A after they won the toss and opted to bat, producing a two-wicket burst in his opening over to send them slumping to three for three in the second over of the innings.

    The 24-year-old Vihari tried to prop up the innings, putting on 42 for the fourth wicket with Nair and another 60 for the fifth with Shankar, as India recovered to 105 for four.

    But once Test seamer Reifer claimed Shankar lbw, the innings collapsed for the final time, as India A lost their last six wickets for 28 runs.

    INDIA A

    P Shaw b Holder 0

    M Agarwal c Campbell b Lewis 0

    R Samarth c Cornwall b Holder 2

    *K Nair lbw b Reifer 20

    H Vihari c Ambris b Lewis 37

    V Shankar lbw b Reifer 34

    +S Bharat c Campbell b Lewis 2

    J Yadav c Campbell b Holder 0

    S Nadeem c Hemraj b Lewis 15

    N Saini c Blackwood b Holder 4

    A Rajpoot not out 0

    Extras (b8, lb1, w1, nb 9) 19

    TOTAL (all out, 42.1 overs) 133

    Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-3, 3-3, 4-45, 5-105, 6-108, 7-108, 8-109, 9-119, 10-133.

    Bowling: Holder 13-0-57-4, Lewis 11.1-2-35-4, Reifer 12-4-20-2, Warrican 6-3-12-0.

    WEST INDIES A 1st Innings

    J Campbell lbw b Rajpoot 2

    C Hemraj c Shankar b Nadeem 42

    J Blackwood c wkp Bharat b Rajpoot 18

    S Brooks not out 51

    S Ambris not out 24

    Extras (b1, lb6, nb4) 11

    TOTAL (3 wkts, 40 overs) 148

    To bat: +D Thomas, S Lewis, R Reifer, C Holder, J Warrican, R Cornwall.

    Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-28, 2-82.

    Bowling: Rajpoot 11-4-32-2, Saini 12-1-47-0, Shankar 7-0-31-0, Nadeem 6-1-20-1, Yadav 4-0-11-0.

    Position: West Indies A lead by 15 runs with seven first innings wickets remaining.

    Toss: India A.

    Umpires: R White, N Mallender.

  • Windies on top after Roach crushes Tigers for record-low

    NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Seamer Kemar Roach’s sensational five-wicket haul inside the first hour sent Bangladesh crashing to the lowest total in Tests in nearly half a century, as West Indies took a stranglehold on the opening Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here Wednesday.

    Opting to bowl first on a grassy strip on the opening day, the Windies crushed the tourists for an embarrassing 43 all out – their lowest-ever Test total and second shortest first innings in Test history.

    They were tottering on 18 for five inside the first hour as Roach, extracting movement and bounce from a helpful pitch, rattled the Bangladesh top order to finish with extraordinary figures of 5-1-8-5.

    Miguel Cummins grabbed three for 11 from four overs and fellow fast-medium bowler  West Indies captain Jason Holder snared two for 10 from 4.4 overs to complete the destruction of the Bangladeshi innings inside the 19th over.

    Opener Liton Das finished with the top score of 25 before he was sixth out, becoming Cummins’s first wicket of the morning.

    Opener Kraigg Brathwaite then led a strong West Indies batting reply, stroking an unbeaten 88 as the hosts cruised to the close on 201 for two – already a lead of 158 runs heading into day two of the contest.

    Left-handed partner Devon Smith carved out his second half-century in seven innings since his return with 58 while Kieran Powell chipped in with a fluent 48.

    There was little sign of the demolition to come even though openers Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal (4) played and missed in a couple of occasions against the new ball pair of Roach and Shannon Gabriel.

    However, the breakthrough came when when Roach squared up the experienced left-handed Tamim and had him caught behind for four off the final ball of his third over.

    In his next over, Roach had Mominul Haque caught at gully for one from a flat-footed drive. He then grabbed for his right hamstring, and subsequently required on-field attention.

    Despite his discomfort, the 30-year-old Roach’s fifth over was his most devastating, as he grabbed three wickets without conceding a run in the space of four deliveries.

    First, he removed immediate past captain Mushfiqur Rahim lbw playing forward, with a recourse to DRS failing to save the right-hander.

    Mushfiqur’s successor Shakib-Al-Hasan was then caught at third slip from a loose drive, also without scoring, before another former captain Mahmudullah was snared behind by wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich off the first ball he faced, nibbling outside off.

    Roach then limped off and Holder brought himself and Cummins into the attack, quickly ensuring there was no comeback story for the tourists.

    Cummins had Das caught at square cover before Nurul Hasan edged the last ball of the over to Holder at third slip for four.

    In his next over, Cummins removed Mehidy Hasan to a catch at second slip by Smith and Holder polished off the tail when he got Kamrul Islam caught behind for a ‘duck’ and bowled debutant Abu Jayed for two.

    On nine without loss at lunch, West Indies flourished after the break as Brathwaite and Smith strengthened their side’s advantage with an opening stand of 113.

    Brathwaite has so far struck eight fours off 204 deliveries while Smith has faced 123 balls and counted seven fours.

    Unbeaten on 48 at tea, Smith reached his eighth Test half-century in the second over following the break with a single to backward point off off-spinner Mehidy Hasan.

    However, he survived only six overs more before edging a slash at Abu Jayed and edging a catch behind, giving the 24-year-old pacer his first Test wicket.

    Not for the first time, the left-handed Powell played with authority in an attractive innings to put on 81 for the second wicket with Brathwaite.

    He had faced 65 balls and struck seven fours when yet again, he fell frustrating shortly of a half-century, edging a prod at off-spinner Mahmudullah to slip, about 20 minutes before the close.

    BANGLADESH 1st Innings

    Tamim Iqbal c wkp Dowrich b Roach 4

    Liton Das c Chase b Cummins 25

    Mominul Haque c Hope b Roach 1

    Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Roach 0

    *Shakib Al Hasan c Holder b Roach 0

    Mahmudullah c wkp Dowrich b Roach 0

    +Nurul Hasan c Holder b Cummins 4

    Mehidy Hasan c Smith b Cummins 1

    Kamrul Islam c wkp Dowrich b Holder 0

    Rubel Hossain not out 6

    Abu Jayed b Holder 2

    TOTAL (all out, 18.4 overs) 43

    Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-16, 3-18, 4-18, 5-18, 6-34, 7-34, 8-35, 9-35, 10-43.

    Bowling: Roach 5-1-8-5, Gabriel 5-0-14-0, Holder 4.4-0-10-2, Cummins 4-2-11-3.

    WEST INDIES 1st Innings

    K Brathwaite not out 88

    D Smith c wkp Nurul Hasan b Abu Jayed 58

    K Powell c Liton Das b Mahmudullah 48

    D Bishoo not out 1

    Extras (b3, w3) 6

    TOTAL (2 wkts, 68 overs) 201

    To bat: S Hope, R Chase, S Dowrich J Holder, K Roach, S Gabriel, M Cummins.

    Fall of wickets: 1-113, 2-194.

    Bowling: Abu Jayed 16-4-55-1, Rubel Hossain 12-3-24-0, Kamrul Islam 10-0-45-0, Shakib-al-Hasan 12-2-22-0, Mehidy Hasan 15-2-46-0, Mahmudullah 3-0-6-1.

    Position: West Indies lead by 158 runs with eight first innings wickets remaining.

    Toss: West Indies.

    Umpires: R Illingworth, R Kettleborough; TV – Sundaram Ravi.

  • WINDIES B takes two wins from two matches in Global T20 Canada League

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua – When the WINDIES B was listed for the inaugural Global T20 Canada, no one knew what to expect. What we did know, is a myriad of world-leading T20 stars would assemble and it could be anybody’s game.

    Well so far, the competition has had some exciting results, including two wins for WINDIES B. When we spoke with Coach, Roddy Estwick, he said the “experience has been unbelievable.”

    Estwick and Stuart Williams are the coaches on tour, and they knew that with WINDIES A, WINDIES Men on separate tours, their team would be faced with an immediate challenge of manpower.

    Estwick explained, “No one gave us a chance of winning a game in this tournament, but we set out to make the impossible possible.  It shows that with hard work and discipline you can achieve most things.  The team spirit is excellent, everyone is celebrating each other’s successes.”

    With the team members assembled from several different places, they have not been able to prepare as a unit before leaving the Caribbean “but we have used indoor facilities to work on a lot of fielding. We had one outdoor practice session which allowed the team to get a feel of the pitch and climatic conditions in Canada.”

    Estwick promised that the additional net sessions will continue to serve as a way to keep the players in check and help them stay focused following their two wins so far.

    WINDIES B opened their journey with a match against the Montreal Tigers and won by two wickets. In their second match, they beat Edmonton Royals by three wickets.

    So far, outstanding performances have come from Fabian Allen who cracked 75 from 30 balls in the team’s second match. In match one, Brandon King and Nicholas Pooran scored 56 and 58 runs respectively. So fa,r the leading wicket-taker for WINDIES B has been Obed McCoy with overall figures of 7.4-53-7 in the two encounters.

    The team will play on Thursday, July 5 against the Winnipeg Hawks. The 6-team tournament sees each team playing five matches in the first round. WINDIES B will complete Round 1 on Sunday, July 8.

    All updates can be seen at https://twitter.com/GT20Canada

  • WINDIES going for improved Test rankings

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua – WINDIES Captain, Jason Holder and his team are within reach to an improved Test-ranking if they can beat Bangladesh, starting July 4 in Antigua.

    Holder along with teammates, Shane Dowrich and Shannon Gabriel all had upward movement in Test-Player rankings since the series against Sri Lanka. Holder is now 54th in batting and is 6th in the all-rounder’ list and a career-best 25th among bowlers, Dowrich is 51st among the batsmen and Gabriel is now at 12th place following his man-of-the-match 13 for 121, giving the 3rd best haul ever by a West Indies bowler.

    The chance to move from 9th place is possible if the WINDIES win a match in the series. Here are some scenarios:

    • Drawn series – Bangladesh 75, Windies 72
    • Windies win 1-0 – Windies 75, Bangladesh 69
    • Windies win 2-0 – Windies 77, Bangladesh 67

    The 13-man squad to face Bangladesh for the Two Tests reads:

    • Jason Holder – Captain
    • Devendra Bishoo
    • Kraigg Brathwaite
    • Roston Chase
    • Miguel Cummins
    • Shane Dowrich
    • Shannon Gabriel
    • Shimron Hetmyer
    • Shai Hope
    • Keemo Paul
    • Kieran Powell
    • Kemar Roach
    • Devon Smith

    The Selection Panel “expects to see a greater effort from the top 5 batters and see them return to the focus and discipline we know they are capable of in the upcoming series against Bangladesh. After some very competitive cricket against ICC 6th ranked Sri Lanka that ended in a one all draw. We congratulate the team on a drawn series but recognized that victory was within our reach. The Selection panel also acknowledge and commend the strong performances of captain Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel and man of the series Shane Dowrich.”

    The full schedule for the 2-Tests, 3-ODIs, 3-T20s is:

    BANGLADESH TO WEST INDIES 2018

    (Start time in brackets)

  • T&T squad for Regional Under-17 tournament

    Trinidad and Tobago have named a strong team to defend the Cricket West Indies Under-17 50-Overs regional championship title which will be staged here from July 10 to 17.

    The hosts open their defence of the crown against Barbados at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba in one of three matches scheduled to be contested on the day.

    Also, in action on the first day will be Guyana against the Windwards at the National Cricket Centre; and Leeward Islands against Jamaica at Gilbert Park in California.

    T&T Under-17 Squad:

    1 RYAN BANDOO

    2 LEONARDO JESUS AMANDO JULIEN

    3 RIVALDO RAHUL RAMLOGAN

    4 DARREN SAMLAL

    5 ANDERSON RONALD MAHASE

    6 NICHOLAS KALEEM ALI

    7 LEON MARK BASANOO

    8 ANTONIO KERWYN GOMEZ

    9 SAMEER JAMEER ALI

    10 TARIQ ISHMAEL MOHAMMED

    11 ISAIAH RICHARD GOMEZ

    12 AARON DANIEL BANKEY

    13 JAYDEN NIGEL TRISTEN SEALES

    14 VANIR MAHARAJ

    Manager – SURUJDATH MAHABIR

    Coach – GFREGORY DAVIS

    Fixtures:

    All matches start at 9.30 am

    July 10

    T&T vs Barbados, Brian Lara Stadium

    Guyana vs Windwards, NCC

    Leewards vs Jamaica, Gilbert Park

    July 12

    Windwards vs Barbados, Gilbert Park

    T&T vs Jamaica, NCC

    Leewards vs Guyana, Brian Lara Stadium

    July 14

    Barbados bs Jamaica, Brian Lara Stadium

    Windwards vs Leewards, NCC

    T&T vs Guyana, Gilbert Park

    July 16

    Leewards vs Barbados, NCC

    Guyana vs Jamaica, Gilbert Park

    T&T vs Windwards, Brian Lara Stadium

    July 17

    Guyana vs Barbados, NCC

    T&T vs Leewards, Gilbert Park

    Jamaica vs Windwards, Brian Lara Stadium