Hodge half-ton leaves Red Force chasing big total

By January 06, 2019
Montcin Hodge Montcin Hodge

Opener Montcin Hodge crafted an entertaining half century that left Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the ascendency against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force on day three of the West Indies Championship, at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on Sunday.

Beginning the day at 149-4, Red Force were eventually dismissed for 252 still some 173 runs short of the Leewards massive first innings total.  Overnight batsman Jeremy Solozano was dismissed soon after the resumption, managing to add just two runs to his overnight total of 78.

In chase of the big total, the Leewards batsmen lost wickets at regular intervals with only Denesh Ramdin(31), Brian Charles (39) and Joshua Da Silva (19) offering any further resistance.  Rahkeem Cornwall was the most of the Leewards bowlers after claiming figures of 4 for 73.  Alazarri Joseph also had had some success with the ball after claiming 3 for 8, while Jeremiah Louis captured two.

In their second time at the crease, Hodge fired an unbeaten 77 off 127 balls as the team with Cornwall adding 22 from 23 as the Hurricanes made 168 before declaring.  Shannon Gabriel was the pick of the bowlers the second time around for T&T after claiming 3 for 35.  In response, the Red Force were 26 without loss and needed 316 to win on the final day.

 

 

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.

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