Stanford 20/20, 2007/08 / Commentary

Stanford 20/20 - Final

Jamaica v Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago won by 9 wickets (with 64 balls remaining)

Hello to everyone and a very good evening and for the others which ever part of the world they are from, a warm good morning and an afternoon.

After 19 days of pure cricket entertainment in this beautiful island we come to the final day of this party, yes this is the Stanford 20/20 cup final here at the Coolidge, Antigua, Jamaica vs Trinidad & Tobago.

The question everyone has been asking the past few days in the Caribbean is .WHO WILL RISE?., well we will know the answer to this in few hours time from now.

The weather forecast for the rest of the evening is partly cloudy with an easterly wind of 21 km/h, but as at for now we have got a clear sky with no hint of any rain.

Match Oficials for this game will be: Billy Doctrove & Golden Greaves from St.Vincent who are the on field umpires. 3rd umpire Clancy Mack, 4th umpire Alvin James Knight and the match referee Austin Richards Sr.

The two captains are out in the middle right now for the coin-toss.. The news from the middle is that Trinidad & Tobago wins the toss and put Jamaicans to bat first.

Jamaicans have named an unchanged team from last night game but Trinidad and Tobago has made one change ie. Richard Kelly In and Mervyn Dillon Out.

Well we are ready to start now.. Openers Findlay and Marshall and the opening bowler for the T&T is Emrit

0.1

Emrit to Findlay, no run, good length delivery to start with, angling across the left hander who leaves it alone

0.2

Emrit to Findlay, OUT, got him this time, another good dleivery, similar one, this time findlay swings and manages to get an edge to the wicket keeper

SE Findlay c †Ramdin b Emrit 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

that was a faint edge but the umpire had no hesitation on that

0.3

Emrit to Samuels, no run, short pitche delivery, looking to pull and misses it, taken by the wicketkeeper

0.4

Emrit to Samuels, 1 run, on the legs, this time pushes it to wide of mid-on fieldsman

0.5

Emrit to Marshall, no run, short pitched on the off, defends to it on the backfoot with softhands

0.6

Emrit to Marshall, FOUR, short again this time pitching outside the leg stump, Marshall jumps and taps it down to fine leg ropes

End of over 1 (5 runs) Jamaica 5/1
XM Marshall    4* (2b 1x4)      RR Emrit    1-0-5-1
MN Samuels    1* (2b)     

1.1

Badree to Samuels, no run, gets on the front foot and defends to it to the offside

1.2

Badree to Samuels, no run, lovely drive on the front foot but straight to the fielder at extra covers

1.3

Badree to Samuels, no run

1.4

Badree to Samuels, no run, loud appeal for leg before but the umpire doesnt move, looks like going down the leg side

1.5

Badree to Samuels, 1 run, gets back and plays it down to midwicket region

1.6

Badree to Marshall, no run, off the pads and the ball runs passing the keeper, batsmen looks for a single but umpire turns them back ashe did not offer a shot to it

End of over 2 (1 run) Jamaica 6/1
XM Marshall    4* (3b 1x4)      S Badree    1-0-1-0
MN Samuels    2* (7b)     

2.1

Emrit to Samuels, no run, short pitched on the legs, looks to hook but doesnt make any contact there

2.2

Emrit to Samuels, no run, swing and a miss, ball pitching on the off stump but just going over the bails

2.3

Emrit to Samuels, FOUR, bit of bounce again this time outside the off stump, Samuels jumps up an dedges it over the first slip, the ball races down to the thirdman fence, bit of a foot at the ropes

2.4

Emrit to Samuels, FOUR, shot! on the legs, Samuels gets back and flicks it over midwicket fielder for four

2.5

Emrit to Samuels, 1 run, gets back and guides it down to thirdman, just a single as the fielder at the ropes meets the ball at halfway point

2.6

Emrit to Marshall, 3 runs, pitches outside the off stumps, this time Marshall gets back and cuts it between the gap of point and extra covers

End of over 3 (12 runs) Jamaica 18/1
XM Marshall    7* (4b 1x4)      RR Emrit    2-0-17-1
MN Samuels    11* (12b 2x4)     

3.1

Badree to Marshall, 1 run, on the legs, powerfully hit in the air but safely and not timed well to reach the fence

3.2

Badree to Samuels, 1 run, flighted on the middle and leg, droives it down the ground to mid-on

3.3

Badree to Marshall, no run

3.4

Badree to Marshall, no run, good delivery on the middle and off, defends to it on the front foot

3.5

Badree to Marshall, 1 run, comes down and drives it down the ground to long-on for a easy walking single

3.6

Badree to Samuels, FOUR, superb drive, Steps on the front foot and drives it through the covers for four, no stopping that one

Sherwin Ganga comes in to the attack now

End of over 4 (7 runs) Jamaica 25/1
MN Samuels    16* (14b 3x4)      S Badree    2-0-8-0
XM Marshall    9* (8b 1x4)     

4.1

S Ganga to Marshall, SIX, bang! massive six that is, Flighted on the middle and off, Marshall kneels down and hammers it way over deep midwicket fence

as usual the new ball comes in again as the ball is out of the park and lost... Looks like the umpires are struggling to find a four over old ball from the box.. oh no they find one now..

4.2

S Ganga to Marshall, 1 run, on the legs, turns it away to square leg for a single

4.3

S Ganga to Samuels, no run, defends it on the front foot to the off side, Marshall looks for a singl ebut Samuels turns him back

4.4

S Ganga to Samuels, no run, defensively pushes it to the off side, no chance of a run there again

4.5

S Ganga to Samuels, no run

4.6

S Ganga to Samuels, 1 run, this time manages to find a gap on the On-side, plays it to mid-on and gets a quick single

End of over 5 (8 runs) Jamaica 33/1
MN Samuels    17* (18b 3x4)      S Ganga    1-0-8-0
XM Marshall    16* (10b 1x4 1x6)     

5.1

Badree to Samuels, no run, gets back and turns it to short midwicket, looks for a single but the fielder is too quick that time

5.2

Badree to Samuels, 2 runs, on the legs, gets back and turns it between squareleg and short midwicket

5.3

Badree to Samuels, no run

5.4

Badree to Samuels, no run, flighted on the off, comes on to his front foot and pushes it straight to short extra covers

5.5

Badree to Samuels, 1 leg bye, off the pads and the ball runs down to short fine leg, the batsmen cross over for a single

5.6

Badree to Marshall, no run, forward defensive shot back to the bowler

End of over 6 (3 runs) Jamaica 36/1
XM Marshall    16* (11b 1x4 1x6)      S Badree    3-0-10-0
MN Samuels    19* (23b 3x4)     

6.1

S Ganga to Samuels, 1 run, gets back and plays it down to deep extra covers

6.2

S Ganga to Marshall, no run

6.3

S Ganga to Marshall, no run

6.4

S Ganga to Marshall, 2 runs, moves away from the crease and drives it passing the backward of point fielder

6.5

S Ganga to Marshall, 1 run, kneels down and slaps it in the air but drops short of long-on fielder

6.6

S Ganga to Samuels, no run, quicker delivery, gets back and defesnively plays to the offside

End of over 7 (4 runs) Jamaica 40/1
MN Samuels    20* (25b 3x4)      S Ganga    2-0-12-0
XM Marshall    19* (15b 1x4 1x6)     

7.1

Badree to Marshall, no run, outside the off stumps, giveshimself some room and whips it but straight to short extra covers

7.2

Badree to Marshall, 1 run

7.3

Badree to Samuels, 1 run, on the off again this time the ball keeping very low, Samuels gets back and hammers it down to the off side

7.4

Badree to Marshall, OUT, bowled him! similar delivery, Marshall moves away and tries to hammer it away to the off side, gets the inside edge and drags himself to the middle stump

XM Marshall b Badree 20 (18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 111.11

7.5

Badree to Hyatt, no run, watchfully plays it to the offside

7.6

Badree to Hyatt, no run, pitches on the off and moves away from the batsman who comes to defend but doesnt offer any shot at the end

End of over 8 (2 runs) Jamaica 42/2
DP Hyatt    0* (2b)      S Badree    4-0-12-1
MN Samuels    21* (26b 3x4)     

8.1

Bravo to Samuels, 2 runs, on the legs, gets back and hits it powerfully down to midwicket, finds the gap but doesnt time it well

8.2

Bravo to Samuels, FOUR, short and pulls it in the air, finds the gap but again doesnt time it well but still it reaches the fence as there was no fielder

8.3

Bravo to Samuels, OUT, Comes down the track and lofts it straight to Simmons at long-on who takes a very easy catch.. thats a big blow for the Jamaicans

MN Samuels c Simmons b Bravo 27 (29b 4x4 0x6) SR: 93.10

8.4

Bravo to Hyatt, no run, swing and a miss

8.5

Bravo to Hyatt, no run

8.6

Bravo to Hyatt, 1 run

End of over 9 (7 runs) Jamaica 49/3
DP Hyatt    1* (5b)      DJ Bravo    1-0-7-1
CH Gayle    0* (0b)     

9.1

Mohammed to Hyatt, no run, flighted on the middle and off, plays it back to the bowler

9.2

Mohammed to Hyatt, no run, defends it to the offside

9.3

Mohammed to Hyatt, no run

9.4

Mohammed to Hyatt, no run, outside the off, pushes it to the point, no chance of a run there

9.5

Mohammed to Hyatt, no run

9.6

Mohammed to Hyatt, 2 runs, flighted on the off, Hyatt comes down and looks for a big hit, gets the outside edge and the ball runs down to thirdman area

halfway point now and the Jamaicans are 51 for 3 wickets

End of over 10 (2 runs) Jamaica 51/3
DP Hyatt    3* (11b)      D Mohammed    1-0-2-0
CH Gayle    0* (0b)     

10.1

Bravo to Gayle, no run, good bowling, full length delivery, Gayle looks to defend but then offer no shot to it

10.2

Bravo to Gayle, no run

10.3

Bravo to Gayle, FOUR, beautifully done there, pitches it on the leg stump, Gayle moves a bit and nudges it down to long leg fence

10.4

Bravo to Gayle, no run, on the middle and off and moves away from the batsman who doesnt offer any shot there

10.5

Bravo to Gayle, no run, turns it away to square leg , no chance of a run there as it went straight to the fielders hands

10.6

Bravo to Gayle, 1 run, defends it to the off side and gets a quick single, a direct hit at the non strikers end by the felder at mid-off but it doesnt hit the stumps instead hits the umpire

End of over 11 (5 runs) Jamaica 56/3
CH Gayle    5* (6b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-12-1
DP Hyatt    3* (11b)     

11.1

Mohammed to Gayle, no run

11.2

Mohammed to Gayle, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives it down the ground to long-off

11.3

Mohammed to Hyatt, 1 run, flights it on the legs, gets on to his knees and sweeps it down to square leg

11.4

Mohammed to Gayle, no run, defensively played back to the bowler

11.5

Mohammed to Gayle, OUT, Oh what a way to get out! gayle gets back and looks to turn it on to the leg side, gets the inside edge and hist his pads and then take off the top bails on the middle and off stump

CH Gayle b Mohammed 6 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

11.6

Mohammed to Hinds, 1 run, gets on the front foot and defends to it, gets the bat-pad and the ball runs passing the keeper. Appeal from the keeper for leg before but turned down

End of over 12 (3 runs) Jamaica 59/4
WW Hinds    1* (1b)      D Mohammed    2-0-5-1
DP Hyatt    4* (12b)     

12.1

Bravo to Hinds, no run

12.2

Bravo to Hinds, 2 runs, dropped! Hinds on his back foot and pulls it in the air down to mid-on area, Emrit comes running to hit form the ropes and dives to it but doesnt get hold of that one

12.3

Bravo to Hinds, no run

12.4

Bravo to Hinds, no run, short outside the off sutmps, looks to pull and doesnt make any contact there

12.5

Bravo to Hinds, 1 run, short again this time on the middle, gets back and defends to it with the softhands to the offside

12.6

Bravo to Hyatt, 1 leg bye, comes down the track and looks for a big hit, but decides to defends, hits the pads and the ball drops short to the leg side

End of over 13 (4 runs) Jamaica 63/4
DP Hyatt    4* (13b)      DJ Bravo    3-0-15-1
WW Hinds    4* (6b)     

13.1

Mohammed to Hyatt, no run, flighted on the middle and leg, Hyatt gets on the front foot and defends to it

13.2

Mohammed to Hyatt, no run, looks to sweepbut off the pads to the off side

13.3

Mohammed to Hyatt, OUT, deceived by the flight there, comes charging down the track and looks to go over the midwicket, doesnt make any contact there and the wicketkeeper does the job behind the stumps

DP Hyatt st †Ramdin b Mohammed 4 (16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

13.4

Mohammed to Baugh, 1 run

13.5

Mohammed to Hinds, 1 run, pushes it to the off side for a easy single

13.6

Mohammed to Baugh, FOUR, shot! that is a cracking shot! flights it on the legs, gets back and sweeps it well, one bounce and in to the ropes of square leg

End of over 14 (6 runs) Jamaica 69/5
CS Baugh    5* (2b 1x4)      D Mohammed    3-0-11-2
WW Hinds    5* (7b)     

14.1

S Ganga to Hinds, 1 run, walks down the pitch and drives it down the ground to long-on

14.2

S Ganga to Baugh, 1 run, taps it to the backward of point for a quick run

14.3

S Ganga to Hinds, 1 run, bit of room on the off, gets back and cuts it away to backward of point agian

14.4

S Ganga to Baugh, SIX, on the slot and bang! gets on the front foot and pulls it way over deep midwicket ropes

14.5

S Ganga to Baugh, 1 run

14.6

S Ganga to Hinds, 1 run

a slight drizzle on at the moment...

End of over 15 (11 runs) Jamaica 80/5
WW Hinds    8* (10b)      S Ganga    3-0-23-0
CS Baugh    13* (5b 1x4 1x6)     

15.1

Mohammed to Hinds, 1 wide, strayed down the leg side, looks to sweep but doesnt make any contact

15.1

Mohammed to Hinds, 1 run, comes down the pitch and plays it along the ground to wide of long-on

15.2

Mohammed to Baugh, SIX, shot! dances down the track and smacks it straight overthe bowlers head and over the ropes

15.3

Mohammed to Baugh, OUT, pitches on the middle and leg, Baugh kneels down and looks to go over the midwicket, gets the edge of the bat and takes off the bail on the middle and off

CS Baugh b Mohammed 19 (7b 1x4 2x6) SR: 271.42

15.4

Mohammed to Bernard, 1 run, OUT, defends it on the back foot and the ball runs down to backward of point, gets a quick single, an over throw over the bowlers head, batsmen looks for the second, but a very good throw this time from the fielder at mid-on to the wicket keeper runs him out

DE Bernard run out 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

15.5

Mohammed to Taylor, no run, defends to it on the back foot

15.6

Mohammed to Taylor, OUT, bowled him! Flighted delivery, taylor looks to sweep but doesnt make any contact, takes off the middle stump

JE Taylor b Mohammed 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 16 (9 runs) Jamaica 89/8
     D Mohammed    4-0-20-4
WW Hinds    9* (11b)     

16.1

Emrit to Hinds, 1 run

16.2

Emrit to Miller, 1 leg bye, turns it off the pads to the leg side

16.3

Emrit to Hinds, OUT, good length delivery on the off, Hinds comes out of the crease and hammers it away in the ar and straight to Bravo who takes a simple catch at long-off ropes

WW Hinds c Bravo b Emrit 10 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

16.4

Emrit to Miller, OUT, bowled him!! straight delivery, pitching on the off stump, Miller no foot work at all but tries to defend it, doesnt reach the ball and it takes out the off sutmp. The crowd on their feet and waving T&T flags all around the ground

NO Miller b Emrit 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Match State: Innings Break A good decision by the T & T captain at the toss has paid them off, they have bowled Jamaicans out for 91 runs. Please do join us in a few moment for the run chase.. Welcome back, the players are in the field and we are all set to resume play. Lets wait and see who will rise later today in the evening.. T&T or Jamaica?

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Feb 24, 2008

Denesh Ramdin appeals, Marlon Samuels survives, Jamaica v Trinidad, Stanford 20/20 final, February 24, 2008

Denesh Ramdin appeals, Marlon Samuels survives

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Feb 24, 2008

A Trinidad fan adopts a dangerous strategy at the Stanford20/20 final, Jamaica v Trinidad, Stanford 20/20 final, February 24, 2008

A Trinidad fan adopts a dangerous strategy

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