Barbados v Jamaica, Carib Beer Series, Three Ws Oval, 3rd day January 16, 2006

Barbados sniff victory despite resistance

Cricinfo staff

Faced with a deficit of 290, Jamaica staged a spirited rearguard action as they ended the third day at 310 for 8 against Barbados at the 3Ws Oval. Resuming their overnight score of 11 for 1, an innings defeat seemed inevitable for Jamaica with the score at 68 for 4 until Wavell Hinds, the captain, started the fightback. He put on 85 for the fifth wicket with Tamar Lambert, who was later dismissed for 54.

Carlton Baugh, the wicketkeeper, gave solid support to his captain as the two added a further 117 for the sixth wicket. Baugh scored at a healthy strikerate, his 75 coming off 94 balls. The two threatened to build a challenging lead until Ian Bradshaw took two wickets in quick succession with the second new ball.

Hinds, who was dropped on 61 by Alcindo Holder off Edwards, added another 21 runs to his run tally but his untimely dismissal marked the end of Jamaica's resistance on day three. Jamaica are leading by 20 runs with only two wickets remaining. Barbados would be looking to complete the formalities as soon as possible and claim their first win of the competition.