Guyana remains unbeaten after Yadram’s heroics

first_imgCWI Regional U-19 One Day Championships– Sinclair, Anderson, Karim amongst the runsGuyana Captain Bhaskar Yadram propelled the defending champions to a comfortable 5-wicket win over Jamaica when action in the 3rd round of the U19 50 Overs tourney continued on Monday.Bhaskar YadramAt Cumberland, the Windies U19 all-rounder Yadram bagged 4-19 from 7.3 overs, Joshua Jones captured 3-38 from 10 while Windies Under-19 left-spinner Ashmead Nedd returned 2-16, as the Guyanese bowled out Jamaica for 166 in 48.3 overs.Carlos Brown defied the Guyana attack to lead the Jamaican batting with an enterprising 79 from 91 balls that was studded with four fours and four sixes. Five of the Guyanese batsmen – including top-scorer Sachin Singh, a former Windies Under-15 captain and Yadram – got starts without carrying on, but the reigning champions successfully chased the target and comfortably won with 87 balls remaining.Singh made 32, Kevelon Anderson and Yadram 25 apiece, Kevin Sinclair 31 and Javed Karim 20; all helped in a successful pursuit of the total. Roberto Simpson who grabbed 3-42 was the best bowler for the Jamaicans.Javed KarimMeanwhile, Matthew Forde and fellow fast bowler Nyeem Young shared eight wickets to set things up before opener Shian Brathwaite hit his second straight half-century to help Barbados formalise a 7-wicket victory over hosts Windward Islands, keeping up the pressure on the Guyanese.Forde grabbed 5-38 off nine overs and Young took 3-46 off 9.4 overs, as the Barbadians dismissed the Windwards for 153 in their contest. Brathwaite then followed up his resolute 72 in Barbados’ first match with a solid, unbeaten 73 from 103 balls that included five fours and five sixes to lead Barbados past the home team with 96 balls remaining.Kevin SinclairA miserly bowling from Jemuel Cabey inspired Leeward Islands and they rebounded from two straight defeats to crush Canada by eight wickets. At Sion Hill, Cabey bagged 3-7 from six overs to lead the demolition of the Canada who were flattened for 59 in 25.4 overs. Leewards then overcame a crisis of confidence and cleared their target easily with 141 balls remaining.The fourth round of matches on Thursday will see the Windwards taking on Trinidad & Tobago at Park Hill, the Leewards battling Guyana at Cumberland and Canada squaring off with Barbados at Arnos Vale; Jamaica has drawn the bye for this round.last_img

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