Just like he did on Saturday to swing the balance in Trinidad and Tobago's favour, pacer Ravi Rampaul rose to the challenge with three wickets yesterday to hand the hosts their second regional cricket title for the year.
West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) director Deryck Murray lashed players' behaviour as the Carib Beer Challenge Final ended yesterday at Guaracara Park.
Barbados need 158 runs to win the Carib Beer final
Match home for the Carib Challenge final between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago
Ryan Hinds, the Barbados captain, registered his first century of the 2007 regional first-class season and sixth overall for his country to keep his team in contention for the Carib Beer Challenge title against Trinidad and Tobago at Guaracara Park
An unbeaten 120 by Daren Ganga, the Trinidad & Tobago captain, and two wickets late in the evening gave the home team a slight advantage over Barbados on the first day of the Carib Beer Challenge final
Two players showed real leadership for the home team at Guaracara Park, leaving it up to an assortment of talented but impetuous followers to fail to build on foundations of selflessness and solidity
Preview of the Carib Beer Challenge Final between T&T and Barbados
West Indies captain Brian Lara is available for selection for defending champions Trinidad and Tobago against Barbados in the five-day Carib Beer Series Challenge Final, which starts on Thursday at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre.
Ian Butler and Devon Smith turned in stellar performances with the ball and bat to cement Windward Islands' spot in the KFC Cup final against Trinidad