Keacy Carty's maiden List A century lifts Hurricanes to victory over Pride

By Sports Desk February 11, 2021

A superb, unbeaten century by Keacy Carty and a cameo from Hayden Walsh Jr, led Leewards Islands Hurricanes to a sensational victory over Barbados Pride in Match 3 of the CG Insurance Super50 Cup on Wednesday night.

Man-of-the-Match Carty, who was a member of the West Indies team which won the ICC Under-19 World Cup in 2016, recording his maiden List A century, an unbeaten 123 that included nine fours and three sixes on a good pitch at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.

However, it was Walsh that turned the match when in the final stages, with an asking rate of close to 14 runs per over, the left-handed Walsh smashed three massive sixes of a Chemar Holder over to score 28 off just nine balls which kept the chase alive.

Twenty-six runs came from the over that helped put Leewards on the path to victory while chasing 302.

 In the high-scoring contest, Barbados Pride made 301-8, Leewards Islands Hurricanes replied with 305-6 as they reached the target with three balls to spare and picked up their first points of the tournament.

“I just kept going because I kept the team goals in mind. I knew I had to stay there for the team and bat to the end,” Carty said afterwards.

“It was a really good knock, but the others around me also played well and overall it was a great win for the team. I will look to do a similar kind of job in the next match and the others to come. We are confident and this win will give is a big boost.”

Earlier, Shamarh Brooks top-scored with 96 off 88 balls while left-hander Jonathan Carter made 58 off 91 balls. The pair added a record 160 for the third wicket for the Pride.

Fast bowler Quinton Boatswain, who claimed two wickets off successive deliveries in the 48th over, finished with 4-52 — his second four-for in as many matches — while leg-spinner Walsh claimed 3-75.

 Jamaica Scorpions will take on the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Thursday starting at 9 am (8 am Jamaica).

 

 

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