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Pestano, Eranga Star In Upset Wins

Jaguars’ pacer takes hat-trick to undermine Red Force, Canadian left-armer bags six scalps

 

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A hat-trick from Clinton Pestano and a destructive spell from Romesh Eranga allowed Guyana Jaguars and Canada respectively, to stage stunning upsets in the 2018-19 WINDIES Super50 Cup on Saturday here.

Pestano became the fifth bowler to take a hat-trick in the 42-year history of the WINDIES Super50 Tournament, propelling Guyana Jaguars to a stunning, 75-run victory and end Trinidad & Tobago Red Force’s unbeaten run in Group “A”.

The Sri Lanka-born Eranga grabbed an amazing 6-21 from 10 overs, as Canada delivered a knock-out punch to defending champions Windward Islands Volcanoes in an 18-run victory in the other Group “A” contest.

View full scorecards here: https://www.windiescricket.com/livepage/

 

At the Brian Lara Cricket Academy: Pestano removed Red Force top-scorer Lendl Simmons, and veterans Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo with the third, fourth and fifth deliveries of the 28th over, as the Red Force, chasing 292 for victory, crashed to 216 all out in 47.1 overs.

Red Force looked to be cruising on 133 for two, following two successive half-century stands involving Simmons, whose 70 from 73 balls included six fours and three sixes.

After Denesh Ramdin, opening the batting, fell cheaply in the fourth over, Simmons put on 67 for the second wicket with Jason Mohammed and an even 50 for the third wicket with Darren Bravo.

Mohammed made 24 and Bravo gathered 43 from 72 balls, but Pestano’s intervention knocked Red Force off their stride and they never recovered stability, as the Jaguars erased the memory of their earlier loss in the Tournament and romped to their fourth straight win.

Earlier, half-centuries from opener Trevon Griffith and fellow left-hander Raymon Reifer anchored the Jaguars to 291 for eight from their allocation of 50 overs

Griffith struck seven fours and one six in 70 from 83 balls to hold the top order of the batting together, sharing 60 for the second wicket with his captain and fellow left-hander Leon Johnson.

When Reifer, batting at five, replaced Griffith, Jaguars were 159 for three in the 30th over, and he became the glue that kept the bottom half of the batting together with two fours and four sixes in 55 off 66 balls.

The highlight for Reifer was a 57-run stand for the sixth wicket with Ricardo Adams which ushered the Jags past 250 and put them on course for a bigger total before they were two of three wickets that fell in the closing overs.

 

At Queen’s Park Oval: Chasing 207 for victory, Volcanoes never recovered, after Eranga removed the long-standing opening pair of Devon Smith and Tyrone Theophile for ducks in the space of four balls in the first over.

Volcanoes further slumped to 40 for four in the 12 overs before Alick Athanaze came to the crease and put on 86 for the fifth wicket with Roland Cato.

Cato was run out for an even 50 off 78 balls in the 32nd over and Eranga returned to remove Athanaze bowled for 42 in the next over, as the Volcanoes sunk to 128 for six before failing to mount a rearguard action.

The Canadians had a handful of batsmen get starts without carrying on and limped their way to 206 for nine off their allocation of 50 overs.

Opener Navneet Dhaliwal and Srimantha Wijeyaratne both scored 35, their captain David Jacobs added 32, Bhavindu Adhihetty made 29 and Dilon Heyliger got 20.

Theophile was the main wrecker of the Canadian batting, taking 3-33 from four over with his uncomplicated off-spin, while part-time off-spinner Kavem Hodge and WINDIES Twenty20 fast-medium bowler Kesrick Williams scalped two wickets apiece.

 

HAT-TRICKS IN WINDIES SUPER50 HISTORY

Rajindra Dhanraj – Trinidad & Tobago vs Guyana, Bourda Oval, 1996 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, Kenneth Wong, Roger Harper)

Kieron Pollard – Trinidad & Tobago vs Leeward Islands, Bourda Oval, 2008 (Wilden Cornwall, Devon Thomas, Justin Athanaze)

Anthony Martin – Leeward Islands vs Windward Islands, Sabina Park, 2010 (Lyndon James, Shane Shillingford, Mervin Matthew)

Sunil Narine – Trinidad & Tobago vs Windward Islands, Three Ws Oval, 2018 (Kavem Hodge, Delorn Johnson, Kesrick Williams)

Clinton Pestano – Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, 2018 (Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo)

-ENDS-

 

MATCH SCHEDULE

GROUP “A”

(in Trinidad)

  • Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; Webcast available on the WINDIES Cricket YouTube channel
DATE MATCH VENUE
Wed, Oct 3 WINDIES “B” beat Canada by 10 runs Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Fri, Oct 5 Volcanoes beat Canada by 73 runs Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Sun, Oct 7 Jaguars beat WINDIES “B” by 9 wickets Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Tue, Oct 9 Jaguars beat Canada by 7 wickets Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Thu, Oct 11 Jaguars beat Volcanoes by 93 runs Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Sat, Oct 13 Jaguars beat Red Force by 75 runs Brian Lara Cricket Academy (11:30 am start)
Mon, Oct 15 Volcanoes vs WINDIES “B” Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Wed, Oct 17 Red Force vs Volcanoes Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Fri, Oct 19 Red Force vs WINDIES “B” Brian Lara Cricket Academy (11:30 am start)
Sun, Oct 21 Guyana vs WINDIES “B” Brian Lara Cricket Academy

 

  • Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; Webcast available on the WINDIES Cricket YouTube channel
DATE MATCH VENUE
Wed, Oct 3 Red Force beat Volcanoes by 75 runs Queen’s Park Oval
Fri, Oct 5 Red Force beat Jaguars by 35 runs Queen’s Park Oval
Sun, Oct 7 Red Force beat Canada by 2 wickets Queen’s Park Oval
Tue, Oct 9 WINDIES “B” vs Volcanoes, no result Queen’s Park Oval
Thu, Oct 11 Red Force beat WINDIES “B” by 70 runs Queen’s Park Oval
Sat, Oct 13 Canada beat Volcanoes by 18 runs Queen’s Park Oval (11:30 am start)
Mon, Oct 15 Jaguars vs Canada Queen’s Park Oval
Wed, Oct 17 Canada vs WINDIES “B” Queen’s Park Oval
Fri, Oct 19 Volcanoes vs Jaguars Queen’s Park Oval (11:30 am start)
Sun, Oct 21 Red Force vs Canada Queen’s Park Oval

 

GROUP “B”

(in Barbados)

  • Matches starting at 9 am, except where indicated in brackets; Webcast available on the WINDIES Cricket YouTube channel
DATE MATCH VENUE
Thu, Oct 4 Scorpions beat Marooners by 7 wickets Three Ws Oval
Sat, Oct 6 Marooners beat United States by 59 runs Three Ws Oval
Mon, Oct 8 Hurricanes beat Maroons by 9 runs Three Ws Oval
Wed, Oct 10 Marooners beat Pride by 7 wickets Three Ws Oval
Fri, Oct 12 Scorpions beat Hurricanes by 7 wickets Three Ws Oval
Sun, Oct 14 Marooners vs Scorpions Three Ws Oval
Tue, Oct 16 Pride vs United States Three Ws Oval
Thu, Oct 18 Hurricanes vs United States Three Ws Oval
Sat, Oct 20 Marooners vs United States Windward Cricket Ground
Mon, Oct 22 Scorpions vs United States Three Ws Oval

 

  • Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; Televised on ESPN Caribbean, with video highlights on the WINDIES Cricket YouTube channel
DATE MATCH VENUE
Thu, Oct 4 Pride vs Hurricanes, no result Kensington Oval
Sat, Oct 6 Scorpions beat Pride by 33 runs Kensington Oval
Mon, Oct 8 Scorpions beat United States by 7 wickets Kensington Oval
Wed, Oct 10 United States beat Hurricanes by 88 runs Kensington Oval
Fri, Oct 12 Pride beat United States by 3 wickets Kensington Oval
Sun, Oct 14 Pride vs Hurricanes Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)
Tue, Oct 16 Hurricanes vs Scorpions Kensington Oval
Thu, Oct 18 Pride vs Marooners Kensington Oval
Sat, Oct 20 Pride vs Scorpions Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)
Mon, Oct 22 Hurricanes vs Marooners Kensington Oval

 

THE FINALS

(in Barbados)

  • Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; Televised on ESPN Caribbean, with video highlights on the WINDIES Cricket YouTube channel
DATE MATCH VENUE
Thu, Oct 25 SEMI-FINAL #1 – 1st Group “A” vs 2nd Group “B” Kensington Oval
Fri, Oct 26 SEMI-FINAL #2 – 1st Group “B” vs 2nd Group “A” Kensington Oval
Sun, Oct 28 GRAND FINAL – WINNER SF1 vs WINNER SF2 Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)

 

NOTES

 

-CWI

 

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