T&T Red Force gains upper hand on the Hurricanes

By January 16, 2020
Jahmar Hamilton's 55 saved the Hurricanes blushes at Tarouba on Thursday. Jahmar Hamilton's 55 saved the Hurricanes blushes at Tarouba on Thursday.

Odean Smith was the chief destroyer as the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force gained the early ascendancy on the first day of their second-round regional-four day match against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Tarouba on Thursday.

Batting first, Hurricanes were dismissed for 185 from just 58.4 overs.

Smith returned figures of 4 for 50 from 12 overs and Akeal Hosein 2 for 32 who met little resistance from the Leewards batting.

Had it not been for a battling half-century from Jahmar Hamilton who scored 55 and Alzarri Joseph who propped up the lower order with an unbeaten 35, things would have been much worse. A fourth-wicket partnership of 51 between Hamilton and Kacey Carty (27) and fifth-wicket stand of 45 between Hamilton and Amir Jangoo (17) helped the Hurricanes save face.

At the close, the Red Force were 74 for 1 with Darren Bravo unbeaten on 36 and Keegan Simmons at the other end on 32.

 

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