Sensational spell from Akeem Jordan sets up remarkable semi-final victory and sets up Grand Final with Guyana Jaguars
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A stunning spell from rookie fast bowler Akeem Jordan blew away a star-studded Trinidad & Tobago Red Force batting line-up and set up a sensational, seven-wicket victory for Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners on Friday here, catapulting them into the Grand Final of the 2018-19 Super50 Cup.
Jordan ripped the heart out of the Red Force batting with a spell of 5-18 from 10 overs to earn the Player-of-the-Match award, as the Group “A” runners-up were dismissed for 92 in 33 overs, after they were put in to bat in the second, day/night semi-final at Kensington Oval.
Dwayne Bravo, who announced his retirement from the international game two days prior, led the way for the Red Force with 27.
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Kjorn Ottley, another T&T-born left-hander, not out on 39, and his captain Carlos Brathwaite, the WINDIES Twenty20 International captain, not out on 29, then ushered the Marooners to victory in 16.2 overs, sharing 41 – unbroken – for the fourth wicket.
The result meant that the Marooners will face 10-time champions Guyana Jaguars in the Grand Final on Sunday at this venue.
The Red Force ran into early trouble, slumping to three runs for four wickets in the third over, after Jordan snared three scalps off the second, fifth and last deliveries of his second over.
Jermaine Levy made the breakthrough, when he had Lendl Simmons caught behind for two, but Jordan left the innings in disarray, when Sunil Narine and Jason Mohammed edged him to the ‘keeper, and Red Force captain Denesh Ramdin mistimed a flick to mid-wicket.
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The rot continued when Nicholas Pooran was caught behind off Jordan from a top-edged cut in the ninth over and the same bowler sealed the fate of the Red Force when he bowled Darren Bravo offering no shot to a ball that moved back.
Red Force were 25 for six, and Bravo’s elder brother Dwayne and Kieron Pollard carried them past 50 with a stand of 33.
Left-arm spinner Yannick Ottley, Kjorn’s younger brother, broke through when Pollard drove him to long-on in the 19th over, and there was neither substance nor stability from the rest of the batting.
Red Force narrowly escaped being dismissed for their lowest total ever in the history of the West Indies 50 overs-a-side competition, but it was the second time that the Marooners had bowled them out for this total which also occurred at this venue.
Though Red Force claimed the scalps of Kyle Corbin, Trinidad & Tobago-born left-handed wicketkeeper/batsman Amir Jangoo and Jonathan Drakes cheaply, the elder Ottley and Brathwaite ensured there was no miracle comeback for the visitors.
|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|
|Mon, Oct 15||WINDIES “B” beat Volcanoes by 3 wickets||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|Wed, Oct 17||Red Force beat Volcanoes by 7 wickets||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|Fri, Oct 19||Red Force vs WINDIES “B”, no result||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|Sun, Oct 21||Guyana vs WINDIES “B”, no result||Brian Lara Cricket Academy|
|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|
|Mon, Oct 15||Jaguars beat Canada by 4 wickets||Queen’s Park Oval|
|Wed, Oct 17||Canada vs WINDIES “B”, no result||Queen’s Park Oval|
|Fri, Oct 19||Volcanoes vs Jaguars, no result||Queen’s Park Oval|
|Sun, Oct 21||Red Force vs Canada, no result||Queen’s Park Oval|
|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 beat Scorpions by six wickets||Three Ws Oval|
|Tue, Oct 16||Pride beat United States by 4 wickets||Three Ws Oval|
|Thu, Oct 18||Hurricanes beat United States by 47 runs (D/L/S)||Three Ws Oval|
|Sat, Oct 20||Marooners vs United States, no result||Windward Cricket Ground|
|Mon, Oct 22||United States beat Scorpions by 74 runs||Three Ws Oval|
|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 beat Hurricanes by 3 wickets||Kensington Oval|
|Tue, Oct 16||Hurricanes vs Scorpions, no result||Kensington Oval|
|Thu, Oct 18||Marooners beat Pride by 125 runs||Kensington Oval|
|Sat, Oct 20||Pride beat Scorpions by 39 runs||Kensington Oval|
|Mon, Oct 22||Marooners beat Hurricanes by 8 wickets||Kensington Oval|
|Thu, Oct 25||SEMI-FINAL #1 – Jaguars beat Scorpions by 1 wicket||Kensington Oval|
|Fri, Oct 26||SEMI-FINAL #2 – Marooners beat Red Force by 7 wickets||Kensington Oval|
- Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; televised on ESPN Caribbean
|Sun, Oct 28||GRAND FINAL – WINNER SF1 vs WINNER SF2||Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)|
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