Carib Beer Series, 4th round, 4th day January 31, 2007

Guyana clinch three-wicket win

Cricinfo staff

Guyana survived several tense moments and completed a three-wicket victory against Leeward Islands on the final day of their fourth round match at Albion.

Beginning the day on 121 for 3, Guyana were well-placed to push for the win. They needed 116 runs and had seven wickets in hand with captain Ramnaresh Sarwan batting on 13. Adam Sanford struck an early blow for Leeward by dismissing Azeemul Haniff for 21. Sarwan was joined by Narsingh Deonarine and they added 35 for the fifth wicket before Sarwan was caught for 40.

Guyana lost their sixth wicket for 190 and still needed 47 to win with only the tail left. However, Deonarine, 36, and Mahendra Nagamootoo thwarted Leeward's chances of a come-from-behind victory. Deonarine was dismissed with the score on 218 but Nagamootoo remained unbeaten on 24 and took Guyana home. Sanford was Leeward's best bowler finishing with 4 for 56.