WINDIES skipper Jason Holder’s four-for led Barbados Pride to a 32-run win over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the CWI Super50 at Kensington Oval on Sunday.
After winning the toss and choosing to bat Shai Hope (45) and Roston Chase (46) led the way for the Pride batsmen as they compiled a competitive 235-7. In response, the Red Force were in trouble early but clung on grimly before eventually being all out for 203.
The Red Force secured an early breakthrough after opener Kevin Stoute was run-out on 5 by Imran Khan. His opening partner Kraigg Brathwaite (34) was next to be dismissed as he was caught by Roshon Primus off a Khary Pierre delivery which left the Pride struggling at 2 for 64.
A 47-run partnership between Hope and Jonathan Carter (30), however, put the Pride back in good shape and another lower-order partnership between Holder (32) and Carlos Brathwaite (31) worth 53 runs pushed the score along. Shannon Gabriel was the Red Force’s most lethal bowler after claiming 2 for 43.
The victory for the hosts was their second over Red Force in the competition following the opening day result, and it moved them to 23 points with Red Force remaining on 23 in second.
A furious opening from Holder seriously handicapped the Trinidad and Tobago response. The Red Force lost both openers Tion Webster and Amir Jango, to find themselves struggling at 2 for 29 when Holder struck twice in the first five overs.
Experienced batsman Denesh Ramdin followed soon afterwards as he was dismissed lbw to become Holder’s third victim. Nicholas Pooran (29) and Isiah Raj (39) briefly gave the Red Force some stability with a fourth-wicket stand of 58.
The partnership was however broken when Pooran was caught by Hope off the bowling of Carlos Brathwaite before Holder returned to account for Raj.
Up next Roshon Primus and Sunil Narine did little to boost the Red Force run chase and only powerful lower-order batting from Imran Khan who made 33 from 54 and Sheldon Cottrell 30 from 23 kept the interest going in the contest.
- Brathwaite c Primus b Pierre 34
- Stoute run-out 5
- Hope c Pierre b Cottrell 45
- Carter c wkp. Ramdin b Primus 30
- Chase b Gabriel 46
- Holder c Primus b Gabriel 32
- Brathwaite run-out 31
- Nurse not out 1
Extras: (lb-4, w-7) 11
Total: (7 wkts, 50 overs) 235
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-64, 3-111, 4-138, 5-173, 6-226, 7-234.
Bowling: Cottrell 10-0-60-1, Gabriel 9-1-43-2, Primus 6-0-25-1, Pierre 10-0-43-1, Narine 10-1-33-0, Imran Khan 5-0-27-0.
RED FORCE innings
- Jangoo c Stoute b Holder 15
- Webster c wkp. Hope b Holder 10
- Rajah b Holder 39
- Ramdin lbw b Holder 3
- Pooran c wkp. Hope b C Brathwaite 29
- Primus c Carter b Nurse 3
- Narine run-out 15
Imran Khan c Stoute b Roach 33
- Pierre c & b Roach 2
- Cottrell c (sub.) H Walsh Jr b Benn 30
- Gabriel not out 11
Extras: (lb-1, w-12) 13
Total: (all out, 48.4 overs) 203
Fall of wickets: 1-23, 2-29, 3-34, 4-92, 5-99, 6-114, 7-125, 8-127, 9-186.
Bowling: Roach 7-1-34-2, Holder 10-2-38-4, C Brathwaite 7-1-32-1, Drakes 10-1-44-0, Nurse 10-2-27-1, Benn 4.4-0-27-1.