Mohammed's 122 takes TT Red Force to three-wicket victory over Barbados Pride

By February 15, 2021

Jason Mohammed scored a timely hundred and Evin Lewis 61, as the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force battled to a three-wicket win with five balls to spare over the Barbados Pride in the CG Insurance Super 50 tournament in Antigua earlier today.

Chasing a relatively modest target of 254, Trinidad started out well despite losing the wicket of Kjorn Ottley for four in the second over of the innings. His dismissal brought Mohammed, who provided a well-needed backbone to the Trinidad line up. He and Lewis put on 117 for the second wicket in 19 overs.

When Lewis got out to Roston Chase for 61, Mohammed and Denesh Ramdin added 29 over the next eight overs as the bowling tightened.

Then came the slide that saw Trinidad fall away from 150 for 2 to 158 for 5 as Ramdin fell for 10 and Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran went without scoring.

However, Mohammed found a useful partner in Sunil Narine who scored 18 in a partnership worth 49.

Akeal Hosein helped Mohammed add another 45 before the latter fell for 122 that included 10 fours and two sixes and brought Trinidad to within sight of victory at 252 for 7. Hosein was unbeaten at the end on 20 as Trinidad managed to get to 256 without further loss.

Chase, who also got the wickets of Pooran and Ramdin finished 3-21 from his 10 overs and Dominic Drake 2-47.

Earlier, half-centuries from Justin Greaves, Johnathan Carter and Roston Chase were undermined by a five-wicket haul from Kieron Pollard as Barbados Pride scored 253 for 9 from their 50 overs.

Greaves hit six fours and a six in his score of 62 and featured in an opening stand of 44 with Zachary McCaskie (16) and 42 with Shamarh Brooks who made 20.

However, it was Carter and Chase, who came together at 106 for 3, who managed to push the score along producing a fourth-wicket stand of 102 before Carter got out to Akeal Hosein for 56.

Red Force captain Kieron Pollard then went to work taking the next five wickets including that of Chase for 56, as the Pride slumped from 208 for 4 to 253 for 9.

Chase and Holder had managed to put together 33 runs between them before the latter was dismissed for 18 with the score at 241 in the 48th over.

Pollard finished with 5 for 17 from three overs while Akeal Hosein took 2-44.

 

 

 

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