After a quiet 1st innings with both bat and ball, all-rounder Kevin Sinclair produced the goods (74 & 4/54) to help the Tevin Imlach XI to a 143-run victory over Gudakesh Motie’s XI.
Resuming day 3 on 167/4, Imlach’s XI lost a further 2 wickets quickly before Sinclair entered the fray and together with Akshaya Persaud, the duo put on an 88-run partnership before the latter fell for 31. Sinclair followed shortly for a well played 74, from there, wickets tumbled cheaply and Imlach XI were eventually all out for 300.
Needing a challenging 310 to win, Motie’s XI never quite got going with Anthony Bramble providing the only spark of resistance with a well-played 55 while opener Rampertab Ramnauth got a start (35) but couldn’t kick on. Sinclair along with Anthony Adams (4/25) ran through the batting line-up as the Motie XI could only muster up 167 before being bowled out, 143 runs behind the required target.
Scores: Tevin Imlach XI 1st Innings 226 (Nandu 50, Motie 3/8), Motie XI 216 (Dindyal 43, Permaul 5/8), Tevin Imlach XI 2nd Innings 300 (Sinclair 74, Looknauth 4/87), Motie XI 2nd Innings 167 (Bramble 55, Adams 4/25)
With day 3 of the 2nd Guyana Harpy Eagles practice match set to be played today, Tevin Imlach’s XI enjoys a healthy lead of 177 runs in their 2nd innings. When play resumed yesterday at the Providence National Stadium, Gudakesh Motie’s XI were 46/2, 180 runs adrift of Imlach XI’s 1st Innings total of 226 and were eventually bowled out for 216.
Veteran left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul was ruthless enroute to yet another five-wicket haul, he snared the scalps of top-scorers Mavindra Dindyal (47) and Anthony Bramble (37) and ended with figures of 5/8 (7.5 overs). He was well supported by seamers Demitri Cameron (2/32), Shamar Joseph (2/49) and Clinton Pestano (1/40).
Batting a second time, Imlach’s XI suffered an early blow as 1st innings top scorer Matthew Nandu was caught behind off the bowling of Nial Smith for a duck, however Chandrapaul Hemraj and skipper Tevin Imlach (65) combined to steady the ship with a second wicket partnership of 116 before the latter fell caught off the bowling of Ashmeade Nedd.
Hemraj would follow shortly as he fell off the bowling of Motie for a typically aggressive 60 which included 14 boundaries. The only other casualty before the close of play was Leon Johnson who was bowled by Motie for 11.
When play resumes today, Imlach’s XI lead by 177 runs in their second innings with Kevlon Anderson on 18 and Akshaya Persaud yet to face a delivery.
With play set to resume today, a patient half-century from young opening batsman Matthew Nandu and miserly figures of 3/8 (8.4 Overs) from Gudakesh Motie highlighted day one of the 2nd Guyana Harpy Eagles practice match at the Providence National Stadium.
Earlier yesterday, Tevin Imlach’s XI won the toss and elected to take first strike against the Gudakesh Motie XI. Nandu along with veteran Chandrapaul Hemraj got Imlach’s XI off to a flyer. Hemraj was the aggressor racing to 46 from 36 deliveries before he got out with the score at 72. From there on out, wickets fell at regular intervals as Imlach (11) and Kevlon Anderson (5) both came and went. The returning Leon Johnson joined Nandu and together they guided their side from 90/3 to 140 before Nandu fell for a well composed 50 courtesy of Ronaldo Mohamed-Ali.
Johnson (25) along with Akshaya Persaud (22) and Shamar Yearwood (37) were the only other batsmen to get scores worthy of note as all the others fell cheaply.
For the bowling side, Motie led from the front as the chief destroyer and was well supported by spinners Junior Sinclair (2/33) and Richie Looknauth (2/29) while Ashmeade Nedd, Mohamed-Ali and Nial Smith took a wicket apiece.
In response at stumps, Motie’s XI was trailing by 180 runs on 46/2 having lost opener Rampertab Ramnauth (24) and night watchman Ronsford Beaton (4). When play resumes today, Tagenarine Chanderpaul (12 not out) and Mavindra Dindyal (6 not out) will resume the innings.
Day 1: Imlach XI won the toss & elected to bat
Scores: Imlach XI 1st Innings- 226 All Out (Nandu 50, Motie 3/8)
(Close of Play) Gudakesh Motie X1: 46 for 2 (12 overs) trail by 180 runs