WICB Super50 2016-17 February 10, 2017

Jamaica end Barbados' winning streak with spin

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Devon Thomas top scored for Jamaica with 65 © WICB

Group B

Spin got the better of Barbados in Bridgetown, consigning them to a 74-run loss against Jamaica. Offspinner John Campbell was wrecker-in-chief, taking four top and middle-order wickets as Barbados looked to chase 256. He was ably assisted by fellow offspinner Damani Sewell and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller; in all the three slow men accounted for nine wickets, as Barbados fell to 181 all out in 40.2 overs despite opener Kraigg Brathwaite and No. 3 Shai Hope getting fifties.

Jamaica had chosen to bat and were off to a fine start courtesy their openers Chadwick Walton and Steven Taylor. The pair put on 99 in partnership, and though Barbados struck regularly after they were separated, the platform was enough to carry Jamaica past 250. For Barbados, too, spin was the biggest weapon, with offspinner Ashley Nurse claiming top honours with 3 for 38 in his 10.

The loss ended Barbados' six-match winning streak in the tournament, but they still lead the Group B points table with a five-point advantage over Jamaica. The five points Jamaica took from the game clinched a spot for them in the semi-finals, putting them five points clear of Guyana with a game in hand.

Guyana romped to an eight-wicket win against ICC Americas, knocking off their target of 171 with eight wickets and 131 balls to spare. ICC Americas chose to bat and lost their openers within the first five overs. Three of their middle order got into the 30s, but none could kick on, as left-arm pacer Raymon Reifer and legspinner Devendra Bishoo picked up three apiece.

Guyana's openers Shimron Hetmyer and Assad Fudadin put the result beyond doubt with a 142-run stand in 22 overs. They fell in quick succession - Hetmyer six short of a maiden List-A ton - but Guyana got home without too much more bother in the 29th over.

ICC Americas remain bottom of Group B, with just one win in six games. Guyana needed a Jamaica loss to remain alive for a chance at the semi-finals but instead end their tournament run in third place in Group B.

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  • Metman on February 12, 2017, 9:54 GMT

    The Jamaicans are not consistent.Leverage will be taken to the cleaners by Lewis as he is only good for 2 overs of raw pace....BUT I would love to see them beat the Red Farce. @trinikanyewest.....you have eyes to see that Bdos won 6 straight because of Kraigg ,but cannot see that Powell is the ONLY reason that the Leewards have been able to score in excess of 200 each time

  • trinikanyewest on February 11, 2017, 21:29 GMT

    If someone can knock over tnt i think leew will win this. Dont think they hav mental strength or confidence to beat tnt. Think they can knock over bim or jam because of home advantage and they do hav some good players. Ps who r the the wi bowlers they hav also bim won 6 straight mainly because of kraigg, their batting is still iffy.

  • Amir Khan on February 11, 2017, 17:54 GMT

    Nope if u checked properly in the Tri Series Benn struggled while Bishoo performed in his only game and while he didnt start the Super50 well he still turned in SE credible performances

  • Metman on February 11, 2017, 16:23 GMT

    @Amir Khan ....as far as you are concerned.To the ones that matter...the opposing players and the selectors sure don't think so. Bishoo has burnt himself out again and his spin twin Permaul is on his way out and so is Nikita Miller. You are looking at stats and I agree ,but I am commenting on present form and since both Benn and Nurse have recently represented the WI ( last one day series ) both should get the nod ahead of other spinners.

  • Amir Khan on February 11, 2017, 12:09 GMT

    Sulieman Benn has outlived his usefulness @Metman look at his stats compared to Bishoo and tell me again who is the better player overall....Nurse deserves his chance to play I agree

  • Metman on February 11, 2017, 11:03 GMT

    @Amir Khan.....Sulieman Benn and Ashley Nurse are the TOP spin bowlers in the competition so far and in a difficult zone ,therefore a lot of those players careers are on the line. @....trinikanyewest......with six straight victories including 2 against Guyana and one against Jamaica the players were tired and seemingly not putting in their best effort. Watch what is going to happen against the Leewards in the semi ...get Powell out before the score reaches 75 and the team won't score 175.

  • TimOc78 on February 10, 2017, 22:38 GMT

    I said Leewwards from the start, even though Barbados have the best players. Leewards rely heavilly on Powell runs - he is excellent player

  • Amir Khan on February 10, 2017, 19:00 GMT

    if Sulieman Benn can torment anyone then they need to reconsider their career lol

  • trinikanyewest on February 10, 2017, 18:52 GMT

    Omg barbados cant bat, out off nothing special collapse! Cb, dowrick, capt, chase what r y guys doing. Holder never makes runs when it counts, cb seriously out of form myst missing psl. Worrican shouldn't be anywy near a odi team S where is roach!!!!

  • Metman on February 10, 2017, 18:01 GMT

    @alonsoe......the first time the Leewards came up against one of the BIG 4 ( Trinidad ) with 2 WI bowlers they were beaten and they will be beaten again when the two of them meet in the final match. The Leewards may have the top performers BECAUSE they had three easy teams to contend with.Watch the difference when they come up against Bdos in one of the semis. Bdos had to contend with Guyana with Bishoo,Permaul ,Beaton and Shiv and Jamaica with Taylor,Leverage,Miller,Blackwood and still came out on top. Sulieman Benn will torment Powell and that is if Roach or Holder don't remove him early.

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