Hinds' maiden ton, Hosein's four-for, push Hurricanes to the brink of defeat

By January 19, 2020

A maiden hundred from rookie tail-ender Terrance Hinds combined with a destructive spell from left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein put hosts Trinidad & Tobago on the brink of victory over Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the West Indies Championship on Saturday.

Hinds, playing in only his second match for Red Force, cracked an undefeated 102, batting at nine, to help the home team pile up a 366-run, first-innings lead over Hurricanes, whose second innings batting was undermined by a destructive spell from Hosein on the third day of second-round matches in the Championship.

Left-arm spinner Hosein grabbed 4-56 from 19 overs to trigger a Hurricanes second innings batting collapse.

Openers Montcin Hodge and Kieran Powell gave Hurricanes a strong start, sharing 84 for the first wicket, but they lost seven wickets for 68 either side of tea to put Red Force within reach of victory.

Earlier, Hinds became the second century-maker in the Red Force first innings to pile the pressure on the Hurricanes before they declared in the final hour before tea.

Resuming from their overnight total of 337 for four, Red Force were 383 for five when spinner Jacques Taylor removed Joshua da Silva for 80.

Da Silva’s dismissal triggered a collapse in the Red Force batting as they lost four wickets for 26 in the space of 64 balls, including left-hander Yannic Cariah for 46.

But Hinds dominated a ninth-wicket stand of 122 with Bryan Charles that stopped the Hurricanes advance and gave Red Force complete command.

Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs bowled Charles for 43, but Red Force extended the innings long enough for Hinds to reach his landmark before declaring.

 

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