Trinidad & Tobago v Jamaica, WICB Regional Super50, 1st semi-final, Antigua February 15, 2017

Jamaica smash 434 to surge into final

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Jamaica 434 for 4 (Walton 117, Blackwood 108*, Powell 95, Taylor 88) beat Trinidad & Tobago 142 (Mohammed 62*, Powell 5-36, Taylor 3-27) by 292 runs

Jamaica piled up 434, the highest total in the Regional Super50 competition, to knock out defending champions Trinidad & Tobago and enter the final. Their 292-run win included centuries from Chadwick Walton and Jermaine Blackwood, but it was Rovman Powell's all-round performance that throttled T&T.

Having won the toss and opted to field, T&T watched as Walton and USA's Steven Taylor shared an opening partnership of 174 which lasted a little over 21 overs. The pair dominated T&T's attack from the outset, taking 25 runs off Ravi Rampaul in the sixth over of the innings and bringing up the century stand in the 12th over. Taylor, who reached his half-century off 35 balls, was eventually dismissed by Jason Mohammed for 88 off 71 balls, having hit five sixes and eight fours in his second fifty of the tournament.

Walton and Blackwood then built on that foundation with a 95-run partnership for the second wicket. Walton brought up his maiden List A hundred off 84 balls and went on to score 117 off 96 balls with nine fours and seven sixes.

Jamaica had reached 269 in the 36th over by the time Walton was dismissed, giving Powell enough of a platform to go after T&T. Powell smashed nine sixes and six fours in his 45-ball 95 during a third-wicket partnership of 163 with Blackwood that came off only 84 balls. Powell reached his half-century off 25 balls and helped Jamaica plunder 128 runs off the last 10 overs to bring up the ninth-highest total in List A cricket. It was also only the second time a team had put up a score of more than 400 in the regional competition. Blackwood, who also scored his maiden List A century, was unbeaten on 108 off 88 balls with six fours and as many sixes.

Any hopes T&T had of chasing down the total were snuffed out by the seventh over when they were tottering at 40 for 4. Denesh Ramdin and Jason Mohammed (62 not out) resisted briefly, adding 63 for the fifth wicket, before Powell's medium-pace wiped out the lower order. The allrounder took five of the last six wickets as T&T were bowled out 142 in 26.3 overs, the fourth-heaviest defeat in List A cricket. Powell took 5 for 26 in his eight overs while Jerome Taylor took 3 for 27.

The second semi-final will be played between Barbados and Leeward Islands on February 16, with the final on February 18.

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  • Michael on February 18, 2017, 11:11 GMT

    The Red Farce needs to get rid of the 35 year old dead weight and let Bajan Primus who is a better batsman than Alexus ,and WHO should have played ...establish himself. Time for Ramdin who has NO idea about leading a team to step down and let Mohammed take Logie should also step down for choosing an EXTRA batsman with an av.of 14 over one with an av. of 34 and who is a KNOWN power hitter down the order and a useful medium pacer. Time for Ramdin to give up the gloves and let Katwarro or Pooran establish themselves as he is now off the radar as far as wicket keeping duties for the WI are concerned in any form of cricket.

  • Davo on February 17, 2017, 21:06 GMT

    Stop complaining Trinis, this same "half team" you talking about win 7 games.. why weren't they half then?

  • norvil9708846 on February 17, 2017, 5:43 GMT

    @metman... loose sleep ?? You got to be kidding, I am not you who spends all my time on cricket. And what carlos scored 27 runs and took 3 wickets, amazing so that takes his tally in this tournament to what, 50 runs and 5 wickets? Lolz rovman last game he scored 95 runs and took 5 wickets. But I know you would still be saying that he should get into the playing 11 before rovman. Such is your thinking. And have you realized that no one on this forum agrees with you ? I mean not even mekkayel and Bajan Andy backs you up. You are the lone sheep and idk if you even realise it.

  • Tracey on February 17, 2017, 2:09 GMT

    All this stupidness about 'Trinis missing Key Players' is pure junk. No team in this world could have beaten Jamaica Yesterday. Sports is about 'who shows up on the day'. Take NUTTEN from Jamaica. I am a Trini and accept that we were beaten by a BETTER PERFORMING TEAM.

  • Michael on February 17, 2017, 1:51 GMT

    @MR more sleep you will lose tonight because HOPE scored a MAGNIFICANT century ,took 5 catches and executed 2 stumpings when the mighty Bajans mauled the Leewards in today's semi and yes Carlos scored a WHIRLWIND 27 and took 3 wickets

  • shawn on February 16, 2017, 23:15 GMT

    It was disappointing to watch my team get licks but kudos to the yardies for showing our weakness. Rumdin should of bat first because TnT suck at chasing large totals.

  • megama3812918 on February 16, 2017, 22:14 GMT

    Wow jam smashed them rude boyz. U could see they practiced their big hitting all day, all of them jus stood and delivered, fantastic. Tnt bowled like bowling machine/tryed nothing new jus bowled in the slot for jam to wack them.

  • megama3812918 on February 16, 2017, 22:10 GMT

    Being a jam fan good to see win but on the other hand sad to see wi premiere test bowler get smashed by practically regional players barring blackwood, & steven is from usa so he hasn't played much serious cricket.

  • megama3812918 on February 16, 2017, 20:36 GMT

    Two words tnt trashed/two more words gold medal...

  • winona4867901 on February 16, 2017, 20:04 GMT

    it is quite clear that it is the administration that is the most significant problem with West Indian cricket and not the level of talent being produced... it is possible we might have lost the next Brian Lara in this period of upheaval and it is disappointing the ICC are not willing to step in... countries like Pakistan and Sri Lanka could only dream of having the young players we witnessed in this game..