Narine and Red Force roll over Jaguars
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Champion off-spinner Sunil Narine wrecked Guyana Jaguars with a remarkable six-wicket haul as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force stormed to an emphatic 135-run victory in the final of the NAGICO Super50.
It was their 11th regional One-Day crown.
Chasing 201 for victory at Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday night, Jaguars collapsed from 36 without loss to 65 all out off 24 overs, with the ruthless Narine scything through the innings to finish with six for eight from eight overs.
Opener Trevon Griffith top scored with 31 from 28 balls with six fours but once Narine removed him in the seventh over, caught by Kieron Pollard at first slip, the innings plunged into terminal decline, with the visitors losing their last ten wickets for 29 runs.
Griffith was the only batsman to reach double figures for Guyana.
Jason Mohammed, who had earlier stroked a brilliant unbeaten 117, supported with two wickets for three runs with his off-spin while seamer Dwayne Bravo finished with two for 29.
The victory was Red Force’s first regional One-Day title in five years and it made up for the pain of last season’s final when they were beaten by Barbados.
Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 200 for 8 in 50 overs (Jason Mohammed 117 n.o., Jeremy Solozano 21, Rayad Emrit 12 n.o., Dwayne Bravo 10; Veerasammy Permaul 3-22, Royston Crandon 2-27, Paul Wintz 2-44). Guyana Jaguars 65 in 24 overs (Trevon Griffith 31; Sunil Narine 6-9, Jason Mohammed 2-3, Dwayne Bravo 2-29). Red Force won by 135 runs.