Scorpions beat Red Force by 292 runs ... advance to Super50 final
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC):
Jamaica Scorpions defeated Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by 292 runs, in the first semi-final of the Regional Super50 at Coolidge Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
The Scorpions racked up a staggering 434 for four off their 50 overs with Chadwick Walton leading the way with 117 runs.
He was well supported by Jermaine Blackwood who slammed 108 not out with Rovman Powell falling just short of his century after he was sent back on 95. Steven Taylor added 88 against Ravi Rampaul's two for 83.
The Red Force never got close, crashing to 141 in 26.3 overs with Jason Mohammed (62 not out) showing the only resistance against a torrid Jamaican attack.
Powell returned to claim five for 36, with Jerome Taylor 3-27 and Renard Leveridge 2-31 also ripping through the Red Force batting lineup.
+C Walton lbw b Imran Khan 117
S Taylor c Ottley b Mohammed 88
J Blackwood not out 108
R Powell b Rampaul 95
J Campbell c wkp Ramdin b Rampaul 0
Extras (b1, lb11, w12, nb2) 26
TOTAL (4 wkts, 50 overs) 434
To bat: D Thomas, A McCarthy, D Jacobs, *N Miller, J Taylor, R Leveridge.
Fall of wickets: 1-174 (Taylor), 2-269 (Walton), 3-432 (Powell), 4-434 (Campbell).
Bowling: Gabriel 9-0-91-0 (w3), Rampaul 10-0-83-2 (w1), Emrit 8.3-0-78-0 (w3, nb2), Pierre 6.3-0-77-0 (w1), Mohammed 6-1-24-1 (w1), Imran Khan 10-0-69-1 (w2).
K Hope c Miller b Leveridge 17
E Lewis c wkp Walton b Taylor 18
K Ottley c wkp Walton b Leveridge 1
J Mohammed not out 62
N Alexis lbw b Taylor 0
*+D Ramdin c wkp Walton b Powell 27
I Khan c Blackwood b Powell 6
R Emrit c Taylor b Powell 3
K Pierre c wkp Walton b Powell 2
R Rampaul c wkp Walton b Powell 0
S Gabriel b Taylor 0
Extras (b1, lb1, w4) 6
TOTAL (all out, 26.3 overs) 142
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Lewis), 2-38 (Hope), 3-39 (Ottley), 4-40 (Alexis), 5-103 (Ramdin), 6-118 (Khan), 7-136 (Emrit), 8-141 (Pierre), 9-141 (Rampaul), 10-142 (Gabriel)
Bowling: Taylor 5.3-0-27-3, Leveridge 5-1-31-2 (w2), Jacobs 3-0-24-0 (w1), Powell 8-1-36-5, Miller 5-0-22-0 (w1)
Result: Scorpions won by 292 runs.
Position: Scorpions qualify for Super50 final.
Man-of-the-Match: Rovman Powell.
Toss: Red Force.
Umpires: G Brathwaite, N Duguid; TV – C Tuckett