Caribbean T20 2012-13 January 10, 2013

First win for Windward Islands, Barbados implode

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Guyana 108 (Chanderpaul 23, Dwayne Smith 2-14) beat Barbados 66 (Dowrich 18, Barnwell 2-11, Jacobs 2-13) by 42 runs

Guyana's bowlers defended a low total by a huge margin at Queen's Park Oval and handed Barbados their first defeat of the Caribbean T20. Defending 108, Guyana dismissed Barbados for 66 in 17.2 overs.

Having been sent in to bat, Guyana had been dismissed for 108 in 19 overs. Though run-scoring had been slow, Guyana had progressed to 63 for 2 in ten overs and looked set for a more substantial total. However, they lost three wickets without a run being scored to slip to 63 for 5, and then three more wickets for the addition of four runs to slip to 89 for 8. Shivnarine Chanderpaul was the only Guyana batsman to make more than 20, while Dwayne Smith and Sulieman Benn took two wickets each for Barbados.

Barbados had a terrible start to their chase with a wicket falling in each of the first three overs. They recovered from 4 for 3 to 42 for 3 before the innings imploded, with seven wickets falling for 24 runs. Steven Jacobs, Veerasammy Permaul and Christopher Barnwell took two wickets each for Guyana. There were three run-outs in the Barbados innings as well, and only Jonathan Carter and Shane Dowrich made more than 15.

Windward Islands 129 for 7 (Lesporis 33, Sammy 32) beat Combined Campuses and Colleges 87 (Sammy 3-17, Sebastien 2-8) by 42 runs

Darren Sammy produced an all-round performance to lead Windward Islands to their first win of the Caribbean T20. It's was CCC's third defeat in three games.

Having been sent in to bat, Windward Islands were struggling at 66 for 4 in the 12th over before they were lifted by 30s from Keddy Lesporis and Sammy, who had a 39-run stand for the fifth wicket, the joint-highest in the match. Windward Islands finished on 129 for 7, with Jason Holder and Raymon Reifer taking two wickets each for CCC.

CCC lost Chadwick Walton early in the chase but were steadied by a 39-run stand between Reifer and Kyle Corbin. Then they lost three wickets for two runs and continued to collapse, ending on 87 in 18.5 overs. Sammy took the final wicket to finish with 3 for 17 and win the Man-of-the-Match award.

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  • NAZ on January 12, 2013, 19:57 GMT

    Rising_Edge1234 i agree with u on the batting order

  • Sam on January 12, 2013, 5:38 GMT

    I have no idea who is teaching these guys to play 20/20 cricket, a year ago I made a comment on improving their prowess in this game. Practicing in the nets, or 3 games before the tournament will not cut it. As kids we used to play a version of cricket called hit n run, and tip me two, this team seems to want to stand and poke until a 4 or 6 can be hit, this gives bowlers the upper hand, if you can make 2 runs a ball you can 240 runs in 20 overs without striking one 4 or 6.

  • steve on January 11, 2013, 16:17 GMT

    OMG !! Knew that was coming. When saw the Guy team batting i suspected batting would be difficult . result shows . Congrats to the Guys, well played .

  • Brian on January 11, 2013, 15:29 GMT

    Yay for Guyana! Meh bin tink abhi go lose but dem boys step up an finish de jyab. However I think the batting order has to change. I dont think Shiv, Sars and Deo should follow each other. They should be spaced out to complement the more inexperienced batsmen.

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