Carib Beer Series 2005-06, 3rd day January 29, 2006

Ryan Hinds puts Barbados on verge of victory

Cricinfo staff



Denesh Ramdin sweeps during his top score of 56 for Trinidad & Tobago against the Winward Islands © T&T Express
Ryan Hinds followed his 168 in the first innings with a smashing 150 in the second as Barbados ended the third day on the verge of victory against Leeward Islands. Resuming on 45 for 1 with a first-innings lead of 102, Hinds hit 15 fours and three sixes as he became the fifth player to score two hundreds in a match in the domestic first-class competition. Dwayne Smith chipped in with 48 as Barbados were dismissed for 307 with an overall lead of 409. Leewards were 82 for 1 at one stage but Ryan Austin took 5 for 59 and, by stumps, Leewards had been reduced to 172 for 9, needing an improbable 238 runs to win with just a wicket intact. Hinds capped his memorable match with the bat with 3 for 63 in the second innings.

Trinidad and Tobago were dismissed for 162 as Windward Islands captured the first-innings lead points at Shaw Park. Resuming overnight at 36 for 4, T&T never recovered as they pursued Windwards' 218 in the first innings. Only Denesh Ramdin (56), the West Indies wicketkeeper, and Richard Kelly (27) offered resistance as Rawl Lewis, the Windwards captain, ran through the line-up to finish with 5 for 55. However T&T hit back when Windwards batted again and reduced them to 77 for 5 at stumps. Windwards now lead by 133 runs with five wickets in hand going into the final day.

At Chedwin Park, a strong allround performance put Guyana in control against Jamaica. Having been reduced to 79 for 9 the previous day, Wavell Hinds (49) and Gareth Breese (19) stretched the total to 144 as Jamaica conceded a 170-run lead. Reon King had the best figures, 5 for 53, while Mahendra Nagamootoo took 4 for 42. Guyana lost a clutch of wickets after Shivnarine Chanderpaul chose not to enforce the follow on and ended the day on 114 for 6, with an overall lead of 284 runs and four wickets in hand.

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