Motie, Reifer bowl Jaguars into control against woeful Scorpions

By February 10, 2019
Guyana Jaguars Gudakesh Motie and Leon Johnson celebrate a wicket. Guyana Jaguars Gudakesh Motie and Leon Johnson celebrate a wicket.

West Indies Championship title holders, the Guyana Jaguars just need 145 runs to claim their first win in their last three games this season after a poor second innings from the Jamaica Scorpions at the Providence Stadium left the door open for them. 

Batting first, the Scorpions had benefitted from a lower-order fightback to score a competitive 358 all out, before restricting the Jaguars to 321, a lead of 37 runs.

With the game in the balance, the Scorpions were skittled out in their second innings for just 132 in 48 overs, leaving the Jaguars plenty of time to get the runs they will need to claim victory. The Jaguars are now 25 without loss, in chase of 145 more for victory.

Tagenarine Chanderpaul is not out on nine, while Chandrapaul Hemraj is unbeaten on 16.

When the Scorpions, sent into bat, found themselves on 228-7, an innings of 87 from Derval Green and 33 from Dennis Bulli, made the Jaguars wait.

Veerasammy Permaul, 3-76, Sherfane Rutherford, 3-52, Romario Shepherd, 2-69, and Gudakesh Motie, 2-70, were not able to stop the runs from flowing for the Scorpions.

When the Jaguars replied, 58 from Leon Johnson, 61 from Vishaul Singh, 42 from Christopher Barnwell and 45 not out from Anthony Bramble kept them in the game.

Jerome Taylor, 3-27, was the pick of the Scorpions bowlers, while Bulli ended with figures of 3-91.

Rovman Powell ended with 2-43, while there was a wicket apiece for Green, 1-41, and Jermaine Blackwood, 1-9.

The Scorpions had no such long batted a second time as, Chadwick Walton, 23, Blackwood, 23, and Assad Fudadin, 24, got starts but nobody made good on it.

Gudakesh Motie, 3-11, and Raymon Reifer, 3-36, destroyed the innings, taking the slim advantage the Scorpions had away.

Paul-Andre Walker

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