SKN PULSE – Defending champions of the Windies Professional Cricket League, Guyana Jaguars ably assisted by a vintage batting performance by Chanderpaul were able to stave off a defeat at hands of the Leewards Islands Hurricanes.
After piling on a massive 412-9, the Hurricanes put real pressure on the Jaguars, bowling them out for 210 before asking the defending champions to follow on, something they did successfully, batting for time until stumps on the final day, closing the innings on 305-7, a lead of 103.
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The Leewards’ first innings total was built on an all-round batting performances from Montcin Hodge (91), Keacy Carty (82), Jahmar Hamilton (52) and Terence Ward (52).
A determined Leeward Islands Hurricanes came out aggressively and had Jaguars struggling at the end of the second day with 53 for 6 only to make it to 206 all out. Vishaul Singh topped scored with 97.
Warde bagging 4-48 as the Jaguars fell 202 short.
At 53-2, at the start of Sunday’s final day, the Jaguars, still 152 runs in arrears, needed to bat through the day to ensure the Hurricanes did not come up with a famous win at Warner Park in St Kitts.
Veteran Shivnarine Chanerpaul batted with patience as he scored 109 from 147 deliveries to save his team.