Johnson and Singh half-centuries keep Scorpions at bay at Providence

By February 08, 2019

A 101-run fourth-wicket stand between Captain Leon Johnson and Vishual Singh have left the match between the Jamaica Scorpions and Guyana Jaguars interestingly poised at stumps on Day 2 of their West Indies Championship match at the Providence Stadium on Friday.

Johnson eventually fell for 58 and Singh for 61 as the Jaguars ended the day on 203 for 5 still 155 runs behind the Scorpions’ first innings total with five wickets in hand.

The Jaguars were chasing 358 set by the Scorpions thanks mainly to a 108-run ninth-wicket partnership between Derval Green, who scored 86 and Dennis Bulli 33 and a 20-run stand between Green and Taylor.

Green was the last man out to the bowling of Romario Shepherd who finished with 2 for 69.

Resuming on 320 for 8, Bulli only managed to add three runs to his overnight total before he became Veerasammy Permaul’s third wicket of the innings. However, by then the Scorpions had added an additional 18 runs.

Jerome Taylor joined Green and they added an additional 20 valuable runs before Green gave Leon Johnson his third catch of the match and Romario Shepherd his second wicket.

The Jaguars got off to an inauspicious start losing the wickets of Tagenarine Chanderpaul (10), Chandrapaul Hemraj (4) and Sherfane Rutherford (31) with only 62 runs on the board.

However, just when it seemed the Jaguars were about the take a stranglehold on the match, Johnson and Singh blunted the Scorpions ‘ attack and patiently built a partnership of 101 runs. The stand took 281 balls but by then the Jaguars were firmly back in the game.

With the score at 163 for 3, Jermaine Blackwood broke the partnership when he had Johnson trapped lbw for 58. He took 158 balls to compile his runs and struck seven fours.

Singh went 11 overs later with the score at 187 when he gave a catch to Blackwood and gave Bulli his first wicket of the match.

That would be the last success for the Scorpions for the day as  Christopher Barnell (22) and Raymon Reifer (5) have so far added 16 runs for the sixth wicket.

Taylor, Green, Bulli and Rovman Powell have a wicket each for the Scorpions.

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

Related items

  • Hayley Matthews, Stacy Ann King recalled for Ireland/England tour Hayley Matthews, Stacy Ann King recalled for Ireland/England tour

    Barbados allrounder Hayley Matthews and Stacy Ann King have been included in a 14-member Windies Women squad to tour Ireland and England from May 21-June 26.

  • Don Wehby to chair CWI Task Force on Governance Reform Don Wehby to chair CWI Task Force on Governance Reform

    Cricket West Indies has been appointed Jamaican businessman and government senator Don Wehby chairman of a Task Force on Corporate Governance Reform.

  • No place for Amir in Pakistan World Cup squad No place for Amir in Pakistan World Cup squad

    Mohammad Amir has missed out on a spot in Pakistan's 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup.

    The paceman was Player of the Match when Pakistan claimed ICC Champions Trophy glory against India in England two years ago.

    But he has failed to take a wicket in nine of the 14 ODIs he has played since that triumph and has been omitted from Pakistan's team for cricket's showpiece in England and Wales.

    Amir will travel as part of the ODI squad to face England in ODI and T20 series before the World Cup and teams can make changes without ICC consent until May 23.

    The big-hitting Asif Ali is another notable exception, but the vastly experienced duo of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik are included, the former on the proviso he is fit to feature after injuring his hand in the Pakistan Super League.

    "Shoaib Malik and Hafeez have played in World Cups before, which makes them experienced and qualified to provide the required stability to the middle-order," said chairman of Pakistan's men's selection committee Inzamam-ul-Haq.

    "Hafeez has not played any cricket for the past 10-odd weeks, but he has always featured in our plans. 

    "Although his inclusion in the World Cup squad is subject to fitness, yesterday we got a boost when he started playing with a tennis ball with his doctor confirming he will be available for selection for the series against England.

    "Our World Cup opener is on 31 May against the Windies, which is still six weeks away, and we are confident he will be fully fit and ready to display his vast international experience."

    Abid Ali gets the nod as back-up opener over Shan Masood, while teenage pacemen Mohammad Hasnain and Shaheen Shah Afridi are included.

    "Hasnain has been selected due to his sheer pace and speed," Inzamam added.

    "He may not have played many ODIs but he has already made an impact by making the top batsmen hop and run in his brief career while also picking up wickets."

    Eleven members of the squad that won the Champions Trophy are named in the World Cup squad.

     

    Pakistan squad in full: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik

© 2018 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.