Pride have a day to bat to save game against Red Force

By February 09, 2019
Barbados Pride opener Shayne Moseley Barbados Pride opener Shayne Moseley

The Barbados Pride are 15 without loss in chase of 324 for victory headed into the last day of their West Indies Championship game against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Kensington Oval. 

Scores in the match so far, the Red Force, 358 all out and 247 for six, and the Pride, 282 all out and 15 without loss.

Choosing to bat first, the Red Force had scored a massive 358 thanks to innings of 138 from Lendl Simmons and 121 from Jason Mohammed before the Pride responded, recovering from 130-7, to end all out on 282.

The Pride benefitted from rear guard action in the form of wicketkeeper Tevyn Walcott, 63, and Ashley Nurse, 75. Earlier, opener Shayne Moseley had contributed 56 and Aaron James,45, before a mini collapse had threatened to put the Red Force in a very strong position.

The Red Force, however, thanks to another good innings from Simmons, 65, Joshua Da Silva, 65, and skipper Denesh Ramdin, 86, put themselves back in position to, at least, avoid losing this game.

The Pride, who began batting just five overs before the end of play, have to bat the entire day to avoid losing.

They will have to try to do better against the bowling of Yannic Cariah, who took 5-59 in the first innings, and Ravi Rampaul, 2-37.

The Pride now need 309 for victory, while the Red Force go in search of 10 wickets. Moseley is on three, while Rachid Boucher is not out on 12.

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