Carib Beer Series, 4th round, 4th day March 4, 2008

Gayle century keeps Jamaica on top

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Trinidad and Tobago 257 (Ganga 79, Ramdin 63, Powell 4-60) and 336 for 9 dec (Ramdin 106*, Bravo 95, Miller 4-81) drew with Jamaica 199 for 6 (Gayle 100*) and 345 (Nash 102, Rampaul 4-48)
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Jason Haynes sweeps on his way to 92 for Barbados © The Nation
 
Chris Gayle's scored a patient unbeaten 100 as Jamaica chose to bat out their innings and collect the six points on the basis of their first-innings lead after they were set a target 249 by Trinidad at the Queens Park Oval. As a result, Jamaica remain at the top of the team standings with 42 points.

Earlier, Trinidad, resuming on their overnight score of 249 for 6, declared their second innings at 336 for 9 after Denesh Ramdin completed his century. Ramdin's third regional hundred, which featured 10 fours and a six, along with his 63 in the first innings, earned him the Man-of-the-Match award. Nikita Miller, the left-arm spinner, was the pick of the Jamaica bowlers with 4 for 81.

Barbados 421 for 7 (Haynes 92, Stoute 71, Holder 57, Richards 56) drew with Leeward Islands 295 (Morton 137, Collins 5-49)
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Barbados, led by a 92 from Jason Haynes, and aggressive half-centuries from four other batsmen, launched a violent assault on Leeward Islands, scoring in the range of six-and-a-half runs an over to end final day at 421 for 7. In the process, Barbados claimed six points as they had gained the first-innings lead.

With two sessions of play remaining to overtake Leewards' 295, the Barbados reply was initially given a kick-start by opener Dale Richards, who belted 56 off 35 balls as the 100-run mark was breached in less than 11 overs. Jason Hayens settled in to score 92 off 114 while the momentum was carried forward by Dwayne Smith, who scored a quick-fire 51 off 47, Kevin Stoute's 71, and unbeaten 56 from Alcino Holder.

Leewards, resuming on their first day's score of 166 for 2, lost their last eight wickets for the addition of only 125 runs with Pedro Collins, who dismissed Steve Liburd with his first delivery of the day, taking 5 for 49. The lone ranger for Leewards was Runako Morton, who blazed his way to a run-a-ball 137 that contained 12 fours and eight sixes.

Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts
Jamaica 4 3 0 0 1 0 42
Barbados 4 2 1 0 1 0 30
Leeward Islands 4 1 1 0 2 0 19
Trinidad & Tobago 3 1 0 0 2 0 19
Combined CC 3 1 2 0 0 0 12
Windward Islands 3 1 2 0 0 0 12
Guyana 3 0 3 0 0 0 0

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