Russelll ruins it for Guyana
NORTH SOUND – A career-best spell from Andre Russell helped to undermine reigning champions Guyana, and inspired Jamaica to a sensational 50-run victory in a low-scoring match in the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament on Monday night.
Russell collected three wickets for eight runs from three overs, and ran out captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, as Guyana were dismissed for a meagre 65 in 17.3 overs, in reply to Jamaica’s modest 115 for seven off 20 overs in the second match of the competition at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.
No Guyana batsman passed 20, as Travis Dowlin with 14 and Royston Crandon with 11 were the only two batsmen to reach double digits.
Krishmar Santokie ended with the flattering figures of two for nine from 2.3 overs, and Dave Bernard Jr collected two for 17 from three overs and held two catches to complete a tidy all-round performance that earned him the Man Of The Match award.
Marlon Samuels had stroked four boundaries in the top score of 42 from 48 balls for the Jamaicans, after they were sent in to bat. Bernard made 22 and shared 32 for the second wicket with Samuels in the largest stand of the innings before the Jamaicans faded badly in the second half of their innings.
Royston Crandon was the most successful Guyana bowler with three for 21 from his allotment of four overs.
Typically, Guyana failed to get a brisk start from Dowlin and left-handed opening partner Sewnarine Chattergoon when they started the chase.(CMC)