Carib Beer Cup 2004-05 March 7, 2005

Ganga's double puts Leewards out of the match

Cricinfo staff

Leeward Islands 372 (Morton 106) and 64 for 1 trail Trinidad & Tobago 579 (Ganga 265, Mahabir 112) by 143 runs

Daren Ganga: hit 265 for Trinidad & Tobago against the Leewards © Getty Images

A scintillating double-hundred by Daren Ganga, the Trinidad & Tobago captain, has put them in a commanding position against the Leeward Islands on the third day of the Carib Beer match in Montserrat. His innings included 36 fours and two sixes, and lasted for 375 balls. Ganga was well supported by Gregory Mahabir, who made 112 - his maiden first-class century - and shared in a record fifth-wicket partnership of 307. T&T finished with 579, to secure a lead of 207. Omari Banks, the offspinner, finished with 6 for 153 as the last five wickets tumbled for just 20 runs. The Leewards ended the day with 64 for 1 and need another 143 to make T&T bat again.

Barbados 214 (Hinds 84, Brown 5-70) and 74 for 2 trail Jamaica 552 for 9 dec (Hinds 153) and 159 for 8 dec (Samuels 76) by 423 runs

Jamaica are on course to secure a comprehensive win in the ninth round of the Carib Beer series against Barbados at Chedwin Park. Barbados, the defending champions, have been set a target of 498 after being bundled out for 214 in the first innings, with Ryan Hinds scoring 84, with ten fours and two sixes. There was also some late-order hitting by Tino Best, who biffed 24 in 22 balls. Odean Brown, the wrist-spinner, snapped up his career-best figures of 5 for 70, and Darren Powell ended with 3 for 41. Deciding not to enforce the follow-on, Jamaica scored runs at a brisk pace in the second innings. Hinds eventually declared at 159 for 8 with Marlon Samuels making a run-a-ball 76. Barbados suffered an early setback as they lost both the openers and ended a disastrous day on 74 for 2.

Guyana 383 for 7 (Chanderpaul 125, Sarwan 50) trail Windward Islands 443 (Smith 81, Lewis 82) by 60 runs

Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit a fighting century to take Guyana to a reasonable position on the third day of their Carib Beer match against the Windward Islands at Georgetown. Chanderpaul's 125 took Guyana to 383 for 7 at stumps, in reply to the Windwards' first-innings total of 443. Resuming at 111 for 2, Guyana got off to a bad start, losing both the overnight batsmen - Sewnarine Chattergoon (43) and Assad Fudadin (14) in the space of seven runs. Chanderpaul struck 13 fours and held the batting together. Guyana were 223 for 6 before Chanderpaul and Mahendra Nagamotoo built up the highest partnership of the innings, worth 100, before Nagamotoo was dismissed for 44. Deighton Butler, who bowled tirelessly, ended the day with 3 for 73, and Rawl Lewis captured 2 for 90. Guyana are still 61 runs away from securing first-innings points.