Mindley pulls Pride over line in two-wicket win over Scorpions

By Sports Desk March 10, 2019
Marquino Mindley. Marquino Mindley.

Marquino Mindley proved the hero as Barbados Pride secured a nervous two-wicket win over Jamaica Scorpions, after rash batting late on left the West Indies Championship encounter at Sabina Park in the balance on Sunday.

Entering the day needing just 157 to win, Barbados seemed well on their way to a comfortable win after a half century from Shamar Brooks, who made 71 from 146, put the team in pole position. 

Brooks, who came to the crease following the departure of opener Shayne Mosely (3), was a steadying influence as wickets fell at regular intervals.  He was the central part of key middle order partnerships with Jonathan Carter (6), Roston Chase (18) and Shamar Springer (18).  He was, however, eventually bowled by Nikita Miller to leave the team at 143 for 6.

 With just 14 runs remaining to get, however, it seemed the Pride would have little trouble coasting to the line. 

The quick dismissals of Tevyn Walcott (6), who caught by Nicholas Gordon off the bowling of Akim Frazer (0) and Keon Harding, who was bowled by Nikita Miller, left the team in a tenuous position.  Mindley, however, made a determined 12 from 11 deliveries to see the Pride over the line.  At the other end Miguel Cummins was not out on 2.

Frazer and Miller each claimed three wickets apiece for the Scorpions.

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