Caribbean T20 2010-11, Group B January 13, 2011

Jones propels Hampshire to thrilling win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hampshire beat Barbados in a thrilling Super Over after scores were level at the end of the allotted overs in their Group B match at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua.

Hampshire won the toss and elected to bat and got off to a solid start after openers Jimmy Adams and Johann Myburgh added 85 runs. However, Wavell Hinds struck in the 14th over to dismiss Myburgh and Adams in quick succession. The Hampshire innings lost momentum after that. Sean Ervine tried to up the ante with a quickfire 32 off 19 balls to carry Hampshire to 136 for 3. Barbados' chase started badly as they lost opener Kirk Edwards and No. 3 Jonathan Carter early. A 42-run partnership between opener Dwayne Smith and Alcindo Holder steadied the innings.

However, once Smith was dismissed after reaching his half-century with the score on 103, the Barbados innings got derailed. At that stage they needed 34 off 28 balls with five wickets in hand. Chris Wood picked up two crucial wickets and it all came down to the final over with Barbados needing nine runs off it. Simon Jones held his nerve to dismiss Carlo Morris off the third ball of the over and with Barbados needing one run off the final ball, Jones had Tino Best caught at point to tie the game.

Barbados batted first in the one-over eliminator with Smith and Morris. But Jones followed up his spectacular performance in Barbados' 20th over with another stunning over as both batsmen were dismissed without scoring a run. Hampshire needed just one run for a win and though Suleiman Benn dismissed Ervine off the first ball, Myburgh took a single off the fourth ball to seal an exciting win for Hampshire.

The second game of the day was a more sedate affair as Leeward Islands were beaten by Trinidad & Tobago by 56 runs, to slump to their second successive defeat in the competition. Lendl Simmons powered his way to 83 off just 62 balls, and there were handy contributions from Adrian Barath (26) and Darren Bravo (20) as T&T posted a competitive total of 153 for 5. Leeward's chase never got going as Ravi Rampaul ran through their batting line-up with his medium pace to pick up five wickets. Only Devon Thomas and Justin Athanaze crossed 20 as were bowled out for 97 in 18.4 overs.

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  • Michael on January 14, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    One correction It is Ryan Hinds who plays for Barbados .Wavell Hinds is the Jamaican captain.

  • Michael on January 14, 2011, 14:21 GMT

    The TnT openers along with the Windwards openers are the only ones who really understand the need to score quickly in the opening overs with the field restrictions,and unless the other teams step up to the plate,one of those teams will win this competition.I wonder if Simmons would be pick for the World Cup?With that performance I will continue to advocate for his selection as the Wicketkeeper/opening batsman on that tour.Devon Thomas looks good in front and behind the stumps.His only fault,he talks too much behind the stumps!Mr.Lara now that you got what you deserved in India,would you now give the TnT management an answer?By the way,did you say sorry to Carew before he died?Dwayne Bravo,now that you have been offered petty cash in India and due to your own indifferent form in Aus.sooner or later you will come to realise that time is longer than twine.How do you feel now that since recommending Pollard to the big money,he is not only earning more,but performing better than you ?

  • Michael on January 14, 2011, 13:31 GMT

    The person/persons responsible for picking the Bdos XI for each match ,continue to slelect the wrong people,and this has been going on from the time T20 started.The selectors here in Bdos ,in the absense of Richards,should have picked Martin Nurse,one of the few players who really understands the concept of T20 cricket in the opening overs,along with Kenroy Williams,who has vast experienced playing T20 cricket in TnT,and who performed very well with both bat and ball recently.Derick Bishop should also have been picked.Although Morris has performed reasonably well with the bat,P.Browne having been on standby should have been selected.Why is Stoute not being selected?K.Edwards IS NOT a T20 player!It makes no sense playing 3 fast bowlers,they are not a Garner,Marshall nor a Clarke,you only need 1.An ideal XI ,Richards,M.Nurse,Carter,Smith,Hinds,Holder,Stoute,Williams,Browne,Benn,A.Nurse with Bishop,Searles and either Best or Roach making up the 14.

  • Anne on January 14, 2011, 12:16 GMT

    Wavel Hinds, being a Jamaican and not a Bajan, did not actually play in the match between Barbados and Hampshire yesterday!

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