Jamaica v Trinidad & Tobago, Nagico Super50 1st Semi-Final, Port-of-Spain

Jamaica all out for record low 49 against T&T

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 13, 2014

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Croft: To make 49 is very disappointing

Trinidad & Tobago 51 for 3 (Darren Bravo 23*, Taylor 3-11) beat Jamaica 49 (Emrit 4-19, Dwayne Bravo 3-10) by seven wickets
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Trinidad & Tobago captain Dwayne Bravo made the most of a seaming pitch after asking Jamaica to bat first, leading the way with 3 for 10 in an opening burst which decimated the Jamaicans before they were eventually bowled out for 49 in T&T's seven-wicket demolition in the first semi-final of the Nagico Super50 tournament at Queen's Park Oval on Wednesday. Bravo was named Man of the Match after his spell left Jamaica reeling at 5 for 4 and their final total was the country's lowest ever in the 50-over West Indies regional tournament.

Bravo's first strike was in the third over when he had opener John Campbell given out caught behind off a defensive prod. Nkrumah Bonner entered at number three on the back of making 122* against Guyana in his side's previous match but he only made 1 on Wednesday before dragging a pull straight to Evin Lewis at midwicket to end the fourth over with the score 2 for 4.

Bravo took a wicket on the very next delivery to start the fifth over, trapping Kennar Lewis for 2 after the opener played across the line to a full delivery. Tamar Lambert departed without scoring to another leg before appeal from Bravo after not offering a shot and the rout was on.


Dwayne Bravo gaining one of two successful lbw appeals, Trinidad & Tobago v Jamaica, Nagico Super50, 1st Semi-Final, Port of Spain, February 12, 2014
Dwayne Bravo won two successful lbw appeals on the day against Jamaica in Trinidad & Tobago's seven-wicket rout © WICB Media
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Rayad Emrit carried on with the work that Bravo started by wiping out the rest of the middle order and tail to finish with 4 for 19, extending his tournament lead to 10 wickets. With the score at 25 for 5, he claimed his first scalp when Jamaica captain David Bernard was beaten for pace attempting to pull and offered a simple catch to Darren Bravo at cover. Andre Russell went for 4 when he edged a drive behind to Denesh Ramdin. Andre McCarthy flicked Emrit to Lewis at midwicket for Jamaica's top score of 16. The final wicket fell when Andrew Richardson sliced Emrit to the cover boundary where Lewis was stationed for his third catch as the innings wrapped up in just 24.2 overs.

Jerome Taylor claimed all three wickets in Trinidad & Tobago's brief chase. Lewis top-edged a slog to mid on at the end of the first over before Imran Khan was struck in line with the stumps to go leg before as T&T got off to a slightly nervy start at 10 for 2. Lendl Simmons showed a bit more restraint during the power play overs and fell for 21 when his footwork betrayed him and an inside-edged drive was dragged onto the stumps.

Captain Bravo was spared in T&T's sloppy pursuit when a skied chance to mid on was dropped by Bernard in a moment that summed up Jamaica's day. He finished the match a short time later by whipping Nikita Miller through mid on for a boundary on the first ball of the 14th over. Darren Bravo finished with 23 not out at the other end. The winner of Thursday's second semi-final between Guyana and Barbados will play T&T in the tournament final on Saturday.

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Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (February 13, 2014, 14:36 GMT)

Bravo's bowling has also really improves his consistency and away movement will cause most batsman problems his pace also seemed to be up from last few yrs and he isn't trying to over do the variations.

My side for Ireland

1.Smith 2.Powell/Simmons 3.Kirk 4.Lil B 5. DJ 6.Carter 7.Ramdin 8.Holder 9.Taylor 10.Narine 11.Beaton

Posted by lazytrini on (February 13, 2014, 12:30 GMT)

TT winning is actually the smaller of two positives in this story for me, I'm happier Jerome Taylor is back (I hope).

Posted by   on (February 13, 2014, 11:37 GMT)

glad to see taylor back in action

Posted by   on (February 13, 2014, 10:21 GMT)

I was at the game and watched Jerome Taylor. he ran in smoothly and bowled with reasonable pace. Should be in WI team right away.

Posted by FOUR-REAL-QUICKS on (February 13, 2014, 10:18 GMT)

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (February 13, 2014, 2:00 GMT) Ridiculous the one positive is Jerome Taylor who should be back in W.I set-up ASAP. I'd like to see him v Ireland at Sabina Park to see where he's at. I don't want to hear anybody saying he hasn't had enough cricket" Well guess what it's not his fault the only cricket is this little 50 over comp the guy is easily one of the best W.I bowlers of last decade 1 of minority that on his day can potentially win you game alone. He's still 29 to put that into context 4 yrs younger than Mitchell Johnson ! He still can offer allot to West Indies cricket if given the right support and backing.

An excellent post. Taylor simply must be included against the Irish.

Speaking generally, it was good to see the quicks taking the wickets, even on such a surface. Jamaica need no further comment, simply not up to it on the day.

Posted by MeijiMura on (February 13, 2014, 4:02 GMT)

It says a lot for West Indian Cricket that one of the two best batsmen in the region and the best bowler IMO can't get a game. I'm speaking of Sarwan and Taylor. The form of both players has been the stand-out feature of this 50 over tournament. It will be interesting to see the West Indies teams for both the T20s and the one-off ODI against Ireland to see if either or both get a game. I highly doubt it but you never know there might be a nice surprise around the corner. As for the game the score Jamaica came up with might have come as a surprise to me, but not the result. Before the tournament started I fully expected a T&T v Guyana final with a victory to Guyana. They are the two most powerful countries in this tournament with the best batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders suited to the spin and slow-bowler friendly surface at Port-of-Spain. Let's see if Barbados can spring a major surprise in the other semi. I doubt it but I hope it is a more competitive game at least.

Posted by RECALDO1 on (February 13, 2014, 2:38 GMT)

Very poor cricket, not worth while watching. Where are the big guns from Jamaica?

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (February 13, 2014, 2:00 GMT)

Ridiculous the one positive is Jerome Taylor who should be back in W.I set-up ASAP. I'd like to see him v Ireland at Sabina Park to see where he's at. I don't want to hear anybody saying he hasn't had enough cricket" Well guess what it's not his fault the only cricket is this little 50 over comp the guy is easily one of the best W.I bowlers of last decade 1 of minority that on his day can potentially win you game alone. He's still 29 to put that into context 4 yrs younger than Mitchell Johnson ! He still can offer allot to West Indies cricket if given the right support and backing.

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