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It's Scorpions vs Pride

Published:Thursday | February 16, 2017 | 9:22 PM

The Jamaica Scorpions will meet Barbados Pride in Saturday's final of the Regional Super50 cricket tournament at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. 

   Earlier tonight, Barbados Pride scored an emphatic 110-run win over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the second semi-final to book their spot.

   Final scores: Barbados Pride 314 for seven (50 overs); Leeward Islands Hurricanes 204 all out in 47.3 overs.

   Man of the Match, wicketkeeper Shai Hope,  paved the way for the Pride's victory with an attacking 125 off 108 balls. He hit eight fours and five sixes. He got good support from opener Kraigg Brathwaite (54) and captain Jason Holder who slammed an unbeaten 42 (2x4, 3x6) off 26 balls. Rahkeem Cornwall took two for 53.

The chase was never on as the Leewards lost half their wickets before they got to a hundred. Montcin Hodge made 63, Jeremiah Louis 41 and Cornwall 30. The destroyers for the Pride were spinner Ashley Nurse with three for 37 and pacer Carlos Brathwaite, three for 56. 

Match time Saturday is 12:30 p.m.