DESPITE a menacing spell of left arm spin bowling from Veerasammy Permaul, host Guyana and Windward Islands ended their third round West Indies Cricket Board Regional four day match at the Guyana National Stadium, yesterday, in a dull draw.
Scores: Windward Islands 307 and 114; Guyana 213 and 171 for 7.
The Windwards who began the day on 96 for 8 with Romel Currency on 41 and Delorn Johnson 1, were bowled out for 114 in their second innings, as Permaul bettered his 6 for 39 against the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) in 2011, with his 7 for 47 to single-handedly dismiss the visitors, ending with match figures of 10 for 116.
His haul yesterday which started the previous day, was a follow up to his first innings 3 for 69, which together with Narsingh Deonarine’s 2 for 35, scuttled out the Windward Islands within the first 30 minutes of play, yesterday.
Johnson was first to go when he lost his middle stump to Devendra Bishoo (1 for 21) before Permaul had Pascal caught at the wicket by Anthony Bramble, leaving Romel Currency unbeaten on 48 (149mins, 117balls, 4×4).
Sewnarine Chattergoon (14, 3×4) and Tagenarine Chanderpaul started positively for Guyana in their hunt for 209 to claim a come from behind win, with Chattergoon hitting Pascal for back to back boundaries, before he lost his leg stump at 19 for 1 in the 7th over.
Once again and for the third time in this contest, rain stopped play at 11:05hrs as the scoreboard showed Guyana being 28 for 1 off 13.1 overs, with Tagenarine Chanderpaul on 8 and Assad Fudadin 5, forcing the players to take an early lunch.
After lunch, the younger Chanderpaul got a four and six off Alston Bobb, realising Guyana’s 50 with the six that went over midwicket off 23.4 overs, of which his contribution was 17 and Fudadin 19.
Guyana lost both Fudadin 22 (77balls, 100mins, 1×4) and Vishal Singh (00) who were lbw to Sebastien at 68, before Deonarine denied the bowler his hat trick by hitting him back over his head for four to open his account and at the same time record his first run in four innings at the venue this year, for this tournament.
As if to show the national selectors that he has self-confidence somewhere inside of him, Deonarine drove Sebastien exquisitely to the extra cover boundary in the next over, pushing Guyana to 82 for 3.
Guyana reached their first 100 off 44.1 overs and 193 minutes of batting with the 17 year old Chanderpaul on 35 and Deonarine 30 and at tea they pushed the score to 107 without further loss, off 48 overs.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul was bowled by Kenroy Peters with a delivery that kept low at 117 for 4, after adding 49 for the fourth wicket with Deonarine 38 (66balls 3×4), with his contribution to the team’s total being 40 scored off 154 balls from 224 minutes batting in which he struck five fours and one six.
Peters removed Deonarine (38) who was caught at slip by Tyrone Theophile and Christopher Barnwell (04) caught at the wicket by Lyndon James after Tagenarine Chanderpaul’s demise, to be 127 for 6.
Two fours by Bramble that were struck off Pascal, pushed Guyana to 143 for 6 and they posted the 150 from 68.3 overs, before the elder Chanderpaul was caught by a diving Theophile at point off Peters three runs later.
A hat trick of boundaries from Permaul off Pascal and Peters pushed the home team, who lost both their first two matches to Barbados and Jamaica, to 171 for 7 before the umpires offered lights at 17:12hrs and Permaul and Bramble accepted same, earning Guyana three points.
Once again, Peters tormented Guyana’s batting to end with 4 for 38 (8 for 80) and Sebastien 2 for 39 for the visitors, while Sunil Ambris was named Man of the Match for his first innings ton.
WINDWARD ISLANDS seoond Innings (O/night 96/8)
D Smith lbw b Deonarine 00
T Theophile c Bramble b Permaul 00
S Ambris c Fudadin b Permaul 06
K Lesporis c&b Deonarine 06
R Currency not out 48
L Sebastien c Fudadin b Permaul 06
L James c Barnwell b Permaul 04
A Bobb c Deonarine b Permaul 16
K Peters lbw b Permaul 06
D Johnson b Bishoo 11
N Pascal c Bramble b Permaul 00
Extras (8b, 1lb) 09
Total (all out off 48.4 overs) 110
Fall of wicket: 1-0, 2-0, 3-07, 4-23, 5-37, 6-43, 7-81, 8-95, 9-109
Bowling: Deonarine 14-4-35-2 Permaul 23.4-6-49-7 Bishoo 11-2-21-1
GUYANA second Innings
S Chattergoon b Pascal 14
T Chanderpaul b Peters 40
A Fudadin lbw b Sebastien 22
V Singh lbw b Sebastien 00
N Deonarine c Theophile b Peters 38
S Chanderpaul c Theophile b Peters 18
C Barnwell c wkpr James b Peters 04
A Bramble not out 15
V Permaul not out 14
Extras (2w, 1b, 1nb, 1lb) 05
Total (for 7 wkts off 72 overs) 171
Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-68, 3-68, 4-117, 5-118, 6-127, 7-153
Did not bat: D Bishoo K Joseph
Bowling: Pascal 14-3-46-1 (1w) Johnson 17-4-29-0 Sebastien 17-4-39-2 Peters 19-4-38-4 (1nb, w1) Bobb 5-2-17-0
(By Calvin Roberts )