Barbados v Guyana, Carib Beer Cup semi-final, Bridgetown, 4th day March 1, 2004

Barbados progress to the final

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Guyana 310 and 148 for 8 (Ramdass 60; Smith 4-46) drew with Barbados 395 (Campbell 81, Smith 114; Nagamootoo 5-116)

Barbados narrowly missed out on an eighth straight win in the Carib Beer 2004 Cricket Series, but went through to the final against Jamaica as a result of having gained a first-innings lead. Guyana, who started their second innings 85 in arrears, were 148 for 8 when stumps were drawn with Sewnarine Chattergoon and Mahendra Nagamootoo having defied the bowlers in the final stages.

Dwayne Smith, later named Man of the Match, captured 4 for 46 from 25 overs, and Fidel Edwards took 3 for 34 as Guyana collapsed in their second innings. But Chattergoon, who came out to bat nursing a sore shoulder, and Nagamootoo did enough to thwart any attempt to go for an outright win.

Barbados will now play Jamaica in the final on home turf - the venue has yet to be announced - from March 25 to 28. They have already won the Carib Beer Cup, and are looking to win a second trophy for the season.