Leeward Islands v T&T, Nagico Super50, Tobago February 6, 2014

Narine, Rampaul blow T&T away

ESPNcricinfo staff

Trinidad & Tobago 145 for 5 (Dwayne Bravo 42, Tonge 3-38) beat Leeward Islands 140 (Narine 4-16, Rampaul 4-20) by five wickets

Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul and offspinner Sunil Narine picked up four wickets each to set up Trinidad & Tobago's five-wicket victory against Leeward Islands at Shaw Park in Scarborough.

Leeward Islands, choosing to bat, struggled to muster any meaningful partnerships at the top of the order and lost wickets at regular intervals to stumble to 46 for 4 by the 18th over. Devon Thomas and Jahmar Hamilton briefly stopped the slide with a 67-run association for the fifth wicket, but once Thomas fell for 42, the team once again collapsed.

From 113 for 4, Leeward Islands were bowled out for just 140, as Rampaul and Narine ran through the remaining batsmen in 43.2 overs. Rampaul ended with 4 for 20, while Narine, the Man of the Match, conceded only 16 runs for his four scalps.

Fast bowler Gavin Tonge gave the visitors some hope of snatching an unlikely victory by effecting three dismissals to leave T&T precariously placed at 75 for 4. However, with only a paltry total to defend, those ambitions were quickly quashed as Dwayne Bravo and Denesh Ramdin put up a fifth-wicket stand of 65 to seal T&T's first win of the season.

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  • Dummy4 on February 7, 2014, 19:38 GMT

    While I believe he is an exceptional player, more and more I am not convinced that Dw Bravo is captain material. He intimates that as a Team, T & T plays better as they play more games. One would have thought that you should be peaked or close to when entering a tournament. Moveover, given the history of T and T and Barbados, outside of our clashes with Jamaica, its a game we always were passionate to win! there is level of passion that is missing from our cricketers, and it permeates through out the region.

  • Dummy4 on February 6, 2014, 21:40 GMT

    wishing you all the best for the next game

  • Dummy4 on February 6, 2014, 10:37 GMT

    T&T have better realize that they have to bring their A game to every match of this tournament if they are to be successful.Their evident galaxy of names mean nothing.They have won and are marching on. I like the job which the selection panel is doing at the moment- picking horses for courses and sanctioning lack of form. Great job guys.The CCC are chomping at the bit so T&T better be wary.Best of luck Red Force!

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