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March 16, 2008
Jamaica 232 (Gayle 55, Shillingford 4-76) and 17 for 0 beat Windward Islands 61 (Miller 4-6) and 187 (Fletcher 103*) by 10 wickets
Miller had remarkable figures of 4 for 6 off 8.2 overs as Windwards collapsed for 61 in the first-innings, surrendering a lead of 171. He took 3 for 60 during Windwards' follow-on as they were dismissed for 187, despite Andre Fletcher's unbeaten 103, leaving Jamaica a target of 17 to win the championship. Jamaica's openers Chris Gayle and Brenton Parchment knocked off the runs in the third over. The win gave Jamaica a regional double, and the 12 points they gained against Windwards took their tally to 58, which cannot be overtaken by any other team.
"It is a great feeling to end this game within two days and to take the title with such authority," Gayle told reporters after the match. "I have to say well done to the team."
Guyana 299 for 6 (Sarwan 89*, Chanderpaul 82) lead Leeward Islands 204 by 95 runs
Rain curtailed play on the second day between Guyana and Leewards Islands but Ramnaresh Sarwan's unbeaten 89 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul's 82 helped Guyana move on to 299 for 6, with a lead of 95.
Guyana resumed their innings on 138 for 4, 66 runs behind Leewards' 204 in the first-innings. Chanderpaul and Sarwan steadied the innings with a 145-run stand for the fifth wicket, which gave Guyana the lead. Chanderpaul attacked offspinner Steve Liburd, hitting him for a four and a six, before edging to Runako Morton at first slip. Derwin Christian joined Sarwan and had scored 13 when offspinner Anthony Martin trapped him leg before wicket at 279 for 6. Sarwan was on 89 and Esuan Crandon on 15, when rain halted play.
Combined Campuses & Colleges 97 and 185 for 3 (Jackson 83, Walton 52*) trail Trinidad & Tobago 337 (Pollard 85, Rampaul 58, McClean 4-54, Clarke 4-53) by 55 runs
Simon Jackson and Chadwick Walton scored half-centuries to lead Combined Campuses & Colleges' (CCC) fightback against Trinidad & Tobago on the second day in Bridgetown. Having conceded a massive first-innings lead of 240 after being dismissed for 97, CCC's batsmen regrouped to post 185 for 3 in the second innings and trail by only 55 runs.
Jackson scored 11 fours during his 83 off 173 balls while Watson struck seven fours and a six, during his unbeaten 52 off 74 balls.
Earlier T&T had secured a sizable lead after resuming on 224 for 5. they were eventually dismissed ten minutes before lunch after Ravi Rampaul took advantage of some mediocre bowling to score his second first-class fifty.
T&T's wickets were shared by offspinner Kevin McClean and captain Shirley Clarke, who took 4 for 54 and 4 for 53 respectively.
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Plays of the day from the fifth ODI in Ranchi
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