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Fading light foils Guyana


Fading light foils Guyana

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GEORGETOWN – Guyana were frustrated in their attempts to secure a crucial victory, as their third-round Regional Four-Day match against the Windward Islands finished in a draw Sunday night.
Chasing 209 for victory, Guyana had reached 171 for seven when Anthony Bramble (15 not out) and Veerasammy Permaul (14 not out) accepted the umpires’ offer for light.
Guyana looked in good shape for a successful run chase when Tagenarine Chanderpaul, who topscored with 40, and Test left-hander Assad Fudadin, 22, were engaged in a solid 49-run, second-wicket stand.
Chanderpaul, the son of veteran Test batsman Shiv Chanderpaul, struck five fours and a six off 154 balls in 224 minutes at the crease, while Fudadin faced 77 balls and hit one boundary.
However, Guyana suffered a double blow when off-spinner Liam Sebastien removed Fudadin and Vishal Singh (0) in successive balls midway through the post-lunch session.
Left-hander Narsingh Deonarine then stepped up the pace with 38 from 66 balls, including three fours, but left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters, then derailed Guyana’s victory bid with a devastating spell of four for 38.
He removed Chanderpaul and Deonarine in successive overs, and also prised out Shiv Chanderpaul (18) and Chris Barnwell (4), as the hosts lost four quick wickets for 36 runs.
Earlier, the Windwards were dismissed for 114 in their second innings, after resuming the day at 96 for eight. Romel Currency finished unbeaten on 48 while left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul picked up seven for 47.