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January 9, 2005
Jamaica 188 and 39 for 3 lead Leeward Islands 150 (Morton 50, Taylor 5-23, Miller 4-47) by 77 runs
Jerome Taylor and Nikita Miller triggered an astonishing Leeward Island collapse in which 8 wickets fell for only 51 runs. At 99 for 2, Leeward Island were in a strong position, and all set to take the first-innings lead over Jamaica, but were bundled out for 150, still 38 short of Jamaica's total. However, Wilden Cornwall struck back for Leeward with two wickets, and had Jamaica in some bother at 39 for 3 as the second day ended.
Taylor claimed 5 for 23 and Miller took 4 for 47 on the uneven track, which assisted the bowlers, but not as much as on the first day. Leeward were 2 for 2, but a 97-run counter-attack between Runako Morton (50) and Sylvester Joseph (35) ensued before Jamaica ran through. Soon Leeward were 116 for 8, but were helped along by two stubborn innings by Carl Simon (15) and Kerry Jeremy (19).
Jamaica then lost both openers and Lorenzo Ingram for 32 to restrict Jamaica's lead to 77, with two days to achieve a result.
The two other matches - between Barbados and Windward Island, and Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago - were both rained off.
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