Barbados storm into semi-finals
Barbados 152 for 4 (Carter 61, Hinds 45*) beat Grenada 98 (Alexander 20, Benn 2-4, Bishop 3-19) by 54 runs
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Jonathan Carter and Ryan Hinds stitched together their second successive match-winning partnership to help Barbados book their place in the semi-finals with a 54-run win against Grenada in Coolidge. The pair added 105 for the third wicket to take Barbados to 152 before the spinners sent Grenada crashing to 98.
Barbados lost their openers early after being put into bat and the decision to promote Hinds to No. 3 and Carter to No. 4, after their previous match against Dominica, worked as the pair batted sensibly to lead the recovery. Carter was the more aggressive of the two, hitting four fours and four sixes in his knock, including one over midwicket off Rawl Lewis to bring up the fifty partnership. He was eventually dismissed for 61, caught at long-on off Ronald Ettienne. Hinds stood firm till the end with an unbeaten 45 off 48 balls and watched as Alcino Holder added some late fireworks with a 10-ball 22 to take the score past 150.
Barbados' left-arm spinning pair of Derrick Bishop and Sulieman Benn then inflicted a top-order wobble, reducing Grenada to 27 for 5, a position from which they never recovered. Benn finished with economical figures of 2 for 4 from four overs while Bishop finished with 3 for 19. The highest stand was 29 for the eighth wicket between Camilus Alexander and Dennis George but it wasn't enough as Grenada failed to keep pace with the asking rate.
Speaking after the match, Lewis, the Grenada captain, said: "We made too many mistakes in the field. They probably made about 30 or 35 runs too much, but saying that I think 150 was good. "We needed a good start and we did not get that, the wickets just kept falling, thus making it hard for you to play your normal game."