Smith fires Barbados to sensational win
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):
Dwayne Smith's maiden first-class five-wicket haul helped Barbados Pride seal an astonishing come-from-behind two-run victory over Guyana Jaguars in their third-round WICB Professional Cricket League contest yesterday.
Set a paltry 69 for victory after Barbados were dismissed for 228 in their second innings inside the first half-hour of the final day, Guyana were spectacularly bundled out for 66 at the National Stadium at Providence.
Smith, who opened the bowling, grabbed five for 17 with his right-arm seam, while new-ball partner, left-arm spinner Ryan Hinds, finished with two for 21. Part-time seamer Jonathan Carter picked up two for 13.
Only opener Rajindra Chandrika, with 30, offered any resistance, and he was one of only three batsmen who made it into double figures.
Guyana were tottering on 10 for four in the sixth over as Smith and Hinds shared the wickets and the hosts never recovered, with Smith sealing victory when he trapped Veerasammy Permaul lbw for six at 11:45 a.m.