Three sparkling centuries as batters find their feet
Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Gudakesh Motie struck brilliant hundreds to punish leaders Barbados Pride, while Brandon King added one of his own for Jamaica Scorpions to put them in command against Windward Islands Volcanoes on the second day of the third round of matches in the West Indies Championship, on Thursday.
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Starting the day on 64, the left-hander Chanderpaul finished on 140 not out as Harpy Eagles piled up a massive 490-7 declared in their first innings at Queen’s Park Oval. Motie, more known for his steady left-arm spin, then arrived at Number 9 to showcase his prowess with a sizzling 110 from 118 balls, in a 143-run seventh wicket partnership with the determined Chanderpaul.
In reply, Barbados lost captain Kraigg Brathwaite (17) and Shamarh Brooks (2) cheaply to slip to 48-2 , trailing by 442 runs heading into Friday’s third day.
Hurricanes were put in total command by Jeremiah Louis who first slammed 42 not out from 43 balls to energise the lower order after the visitors resumed on 308-7. He then produced a deadly new ball burst to send Red Force tumbling to 10-4, going on to finish with figures of 4-32 while Colin Archibald claimed 4- for 27. With his lovely left-arm quick bowling.
Da Silva struck 11 fours in a 115-ball knock, posting 64 for the seventh wicket with Bryan Charles (25) to prop up the innings.Jayden Seales continued to very impressive with finished with 5-49 in the Hurricanes first innings – his first five-for for the Red Force.