WICB Regional Super50 2016-17 January 30, 2017

Barbados stay on top with nervous win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ashley Nurse took two wickets and struck a late cameo to seal a tense win for Barbados © WICB Media/Randy Brooks of Brooks LaTouche Photogr

Barbados secured a one-wicket win in a low-scoring Group B clash against Jamaica at the Kensington Oval, to keep their unbeaten streak intact in the competition so far.

After Jamaica were bowled out for 190, Barbados lost half their side for 83, before recovering through late contributions and eventually limping past the finish line with two overs to spare. They rode on a vital 40 from Shane Dowrich who came out with the score on 62 for 4; by the time he fell, caught behind in the 38th over, Barbados were eight down and still needed 48. The ninth-wicket partnership between Ashley Nurse and Kemar Roach knocked off 42 of those runs, with Nurse calmly seeing the side to the win and finishing on 21 not out. Jamaica's new-ball duo of Jerome Taylor and Reynard Leveridge took five wickets between them, while Nikita Miller impressed with 1 for 22 in 10 overs.

When Jamaica batted, after winning the toss, they were in an early wobble at 27 for 3. Jermaine Blackwood held up his end for 40, but his wicket left the side at 97 for 6. They recovered through a seventh-wicket partnership of 77 between Rovman Powell, who top-scored with 74, and Damion Jacobs, who struck 31. Powell's knock, which came at a strike rate of 93.67, included three fours and six sixes. He was the eighth man to be dismissed, seven balls before Jamaica were all out. Barbados' new-ball duo did the bulk of the damage with Roach and Jason Holder snaring three wickets each.

ICC Americas continued to languish at the bottom of Group B after conceding a five-run win via the Duckworth-Lewis method against Guyana, their third defeat is as many matches. In a match reduced to 45 overs a side at the start, ICC Americas rode on contributions from the middle order to put up 220 for 7. In reply, Guyana were 212 for 4 with nine to get off as many balls when bad light forced the match to be called off. Guyana were found to be four runs ahead of the target at that stage and picked up their second win.

ICC Americas got into a solid position of 120 for 2 in the 31st over after being invited to bat, before Alex Amsterdam and captain Nitish Kumar, who top-scored with 66, fell in quick succession. Timroy Allen (37) and Srimantha Wijeratne (27) got off to starts at No. 5 and 6 but the side could not finish strongly. bowler Ronsford Beaton took 4 for 28 in nine overs for Guyana.

Guyana were reduced to 29 for 2 by the 11th over of the chase but they got back on track through a third-wicket stand of 131 between opener Assad Fudadin (54) and captain Leon Johnson (78). The batsmen fell in successive overs, but Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Chris Barnwell struck unbeaten 20s to see their team through.

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  • megama3812918 on February 1, 2017, 21:03 GMT

    Icc American watering down our already poor tournament/next year it should be normal 6 plus ccc, and every team gets home and away game like in pcl or even one a piece plus a sf and final would be more games than this one.

  • megama3812918 on February 1, 2017, 20:58 GMT

    Hope wicb dont give us turning wkts when afg arrive or afg wil embarrasse them.

  • megama3812918 on February 1, 2017, 20:56 GMT

    Taylor is eying wc19. Hope wicb dont give us turning wkts when afg arri

  • megama3812918 on February 1, 2017, 20:54 GMT

    My odi team for eng series (only eng)/given form, opposition, recent team performance, conditions: E. Lewis/kp/bonner/sammo/shai+/carter/jah mo/holder/tay/nurse/vp

  • cvelox3367772 on February 1, 2017, 20:15 GMT

    Jerome Taylor is eyeing a return to limited overs cricket,come next month against the lion's,after he retired from the longer version of cricket last year,his figures is looking good for a return.

  • Michael on January 31, 2017, 10:59 GMT

    @Mekkayel .....Brandon King was injured.The question should have been why was McCarthy left out of previous matches ? Poor wicket,ball not coming on to the bat.With five or six different strips to choose from ,more effort should have been put in ensure a good pitch,however, that may not have been possible as the Oval had a match every two days and a good pitch usually takes about 4 days to prepare and roll out. Good win for Bdos though despite some questionable tactics by Holder.

  • shinet3915476 on January 31, 2017, 10:28 GMT

    MEKKAYEL Taylor has to play ahead of somebody, after all he gave up a secure position I. the ICC team.Unfortunately that's the way it is

  • Josiah on January 31, 2017, 5:59 GMT

    why did Jamaica leave out brandon king? he did okay in his first few games and had a good season in fc cricket. not sure about Steven Taylor replacing him

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