Narine savage six show lifts Tigers past Windies B

By July 10, 2018
Sunil Narine. Sunil Narine.

A brutal onslaught by Windies T20 all-rounder Sunil Narine led Montreal Tigers to a six-wicket win over West Indies B in the Global T20 cricket tournament at the Maple Leaf North-West Ground on Tuesday.

After being sent in to bat Shamar Springer led the way for the Windies B with a brisk 62 from 40 balls, while Brandon King (23) and Nicholas Pooran (25) also made fair contributions.  Spinner Sandeep Lamichhane accounted for all three players, however, which triggered the collapse of the rest of the Windies B batting order.

In response, taking the crease at the top of the order Narine blasted 61 off 25 balls to get the Tigers runs chase off in blistering fashion.  The knock was part of a crucial 71-run partnership with Moises Henriques for the second wicket, following the loss of opener Nicholas Kirton for 3. 

In the end, the team posted 165-4 in 17.3 overs. 

In pursuit, Narine was belligerent blasting nine sixes and one four before being caught by Fabian Allen off the bowling of Khary Pierre.  Pierre was the Windies B best bowler after claiming figures of 2 for 25.  Sikandar Raza (32 not out) and Najibullah Zadran (29 not out off 12 balls) led Montreal to victory.

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

Related items

  • Harding five-for rips through Leewards to give Pride advantage Harding five-for rips through Leewards to give Pride advantage

    Barbados Pride pace bowler Keon Harding ripped through Leewards Islands Hurricanes batting order to claim a five-for that saw the team dismissed for 90, in day one of the West Indies Championship match at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.   

    Opener Montcin Hodge was the team’s top batsman on 24 and one of only three to make it into double figures after facing bruising spells from Harding and Miguel Cummins. 

    Cummins struck in the first ball of the first over when he had opener Keacy Carty caught for a duck by Jonathan Carter.  The consistent Devon Thomas and Hodge sought to repair the damage and settled in to put on 36 for the second wicket.  Any hopes of a full recovery were, however, quickly dashed when Thomas was caught for 11 by Roston Chase off Harding.  He returned to claim the scalp of Hodge six overs later as the batsman’s resistance came to an end when he was caught by Marquino Mindley.  The team continued to struggle to establish themselves at the crease as Harding then dismissed Akeem Saunders for 5.  Jahmar Hamilton failed to add to the score when he was caught for a duck off Cummins, with Terrance Ward (19) and Alzzari Joseph the only batsmen reaching double digits as the order collapsed.  Harding ended with figures of 5 for 29, with Cummins claiming 3 for 34.

    In response, Barbados were in early trouble after losing opener Shayne Moseley and Kraigg Brathwaite with only 10 runs on the board.  Moseley was run out for 1 by Nelson Bolan with Brathwaite caught by Devon Thomas off the bowling of Cornwall.  Shamarh Brooks, however, put an end to the slide as his unbeaten 79 from 144 pushed Barbados to 154 for 4.  Shane Dowrich (28) was the team’s other unbeaten batsman as the Pride ended the day with a 64-run lead.

  • Holder taking positives from England tour of Windies Holder taking positives from England tour of Windies

    Windies captain Jason Holder has insisted the team will take the positives from the recent tour of England, despite ending on a low note in a one-sided T20I series.

    The regional team created unwanted history in the final match against the tourists after becoming the first team to be bowled out for less than 75 in successive Twenty20 Internationals.  It was an indicator of how the T20 series had gone overall, with an easy 3-0 win for England but not of the tour overall.

    The Windies shocked a more fancied England with several dominant performances to win the Test series 2-1 and then put in another strong showing to draw the series 2-2.

     “We’re a bit disappointed but there are still a lot of positives,” Holder said.

    “I definitely would have accepted these results when England started their tour. Winning the Test series was exceptional and parts of the ODI series were equally as good,” he added.

    “We probably let ourselves down in other parts of the ODI series but England played some great cricket as well. And we were just outplayed in the T20 series. But we’ve seen Sheldon Cottrell come into the side and do well and Oshane Thomas, too. And Chris Gayle has been outstanding. So overall, I’m pretty pleased.”

  • CWI set to take financial hit for St Kitts T20I games - Report CWI set to take financial hit for St Kitts T20I games - Report

    Cricket West Indies has been good at improving its financial health in recent times but two extra T20I games against England have not been one of those things, with Sky Sports, the Windies-England series’ broadcast partners, refusing to pay more for the games. 

© 2018 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.