All-round Miller turns match Jamaica's way
Jamaica 259 (McCarthy 92, Sebastien 7-58) and 128 (Matthew 5-31, Shillingford 5-57) beat Windward Island 212 (Ambris 89, Miller 4-67) and 145 (Smith 50, Miller 5-46) by 30 runs
Nikita Miller's match haul of 9 for 113 and an important knock of 39 in the second innings led Jamaica to a 30-run win over Windward Islands at Sabina Park. Miller, who took five wickets in the second innings, bowled Windward out for 145 in a chase of 176 and added to his first-innings returns of 4 for 67.
With the bat, Miller rescued Jamaica from a score of 25 for 7, sharing a 76-run partnership with Damion Jacobs for the seventh wicket after Shane Shillingford and Mervin Matthew had cut through the batting. Both Shillingford and Matthew finished with five-fors. The partnership between Miller and Jacobs helped stretch Jamaica's first-innings lead of 47 to 175, which proved too much for Windward.
Jamaica posted 259 in their first innings, building around Andre McCarthy's 92, while John Campbell and David Bernard chipped in with 43. Liam Sebastien was the pick of Windward bowlers with figures of 7 for 58. Windward managed 212 in response, the only noteable score being Sunil Ambris' 89. Apart from Miller, Jacobs was also among the wickets in the first innings, taking 3 for 76.