Shiv sparks WI to massive win
Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer
A workmanlike century from Man of the Match Shivnarine Chanderpaul guided the West Indies to a comprehensive 208-run win over Canada in their Supreme Ventures Sports Betting (SVSB) Jamaica Cricket Festival one-day international clash at Sabina Park yesterday.
Playing as an opener as the West Indies seek to find a winning combination ahead of this month's ICC World Twenty20 championship, Chanderpaul scored 101 off 121 balls as the home team, after winning the toss, posted 316-4 off their allotted 50 overs.
In reply Canada, who were never in with a chance, were bundled out for 108 off 39.2 overs.
It was Chanderpaul's 11th one-day hundred and came after a three-hour occupation of the crease. He ticked off a mere six boundaries and a six, and shared in two valuable top-order partnerships.
The first was with opening partner and stand-in wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher, who made 48 off 56 balls.
Caught at short midwicket
The two put on 88 for the first wicket before Fletcher, going for one shot too many across the line, was caught at short midwicket off the bowling of 19-year-old left-arm orthodox spinner Parth Ajaykumar Desai.
Chanderpaul then teamed up with World Twenty20 reserve batsman Darren Bravo and the pair put on 143 for the second wicket before the Trinidadian, who was eyeing his first one-day hundred in his seventh match, was cleaned bowled by a yorker from pacer Rizwan Ahmed Cheema for a near run-a-ball 74, which included two sixes and six fours.
Darren's dismissal then brought to the crease Ramnaresh Sarwan who, prior to the match, like Chanderpaul, was struggling for runs after the first two games of the festival.
The pair added eight runs before Chanderpaul, one ball after reaching his century landmark, was caught at long on off the bowling of pacer Umar Bhatti with the score on 239 in the 42nd over.
Sarwan, who went on to compile an uncharacteristic 26-ball unbeaten 47, and the in-form Narsingh Deonarine, who made 31 off 24 balls before falling with two balls remaining in the innings, then guided the West Indies to their imposing total.
Wavell Hinds, who did not face a ball, was the other not out batsman.
Eighteen year-old left-arm spinner Hiral Patel, bowling at the death, claimed 1-28 off four overs to end as Canada's best bowler.
In their turn at the crease the Canadians lost their first wicket in the second over with the score on nine and never recovered.
Bhatti, 32 not out, and Zubin Surkari, 19, ended as their top scorers against spinner Nikita Miller, who ended with 3-15 of 9.2 overs. Stand-in captain Darren Sammy and Sulieman Benn finished with two wickets apiece.
The West Indies will next turn their attention to Ireland, who they will play tomorrow in a one-day international at Sabina Park, then on to the weekend when they will play back-to-back Twenty20 matches against Ireland and Canada at the same venue.
+A Fletcher c Cheema b Desai 48S Chanderpaul c Surkari b Bhatti 101D Bravo b Cheema 74R Sarwan not out 47N Deonarine c Limbada b Patel 31W Hinds not out 0Extras (lb5, w9, nb1) 15TOTAL (4 wkts, 50 overs) 316
Did not bat:D Sammy, D Bernard, N Miller, R Rampaul, S Benn.
Fall of wickets: 1-88, 2-231, 3-239, 4-311.
Bowling: Osinde 5-0-26-0, Choham 10-2-47-0, Bhatti 10-0-61-1, Cheema 7-0-63-1, Desai 9-1-60-1, Bastiampillai 2-0-11-0, Dhaniram 3-0-15-0, Patel 4-0-28-1.
T Bastiampillai run out 2R Cheema b Bernard 10Z Surkari c wkp Fletcher b Sammy 19+A Bagai c Sammy b Rampaul 4U Limbada st Fletcher b Benn 5S Dhaniram c Sarwan b Sammy 8H Patel st Fletcher b Benn 6U Bhatti not out 32K Choham c Sarwan b Miller 3H Osinde b Miller 7P Desai c Bravo b Miller 2Extras (lb5, w4, nb1) 10TOTAL (all out, 39.2 overs) 108
Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-23, 3-28, 4-44, 5-46, 6-52, 7-61, 8-76, 9-92, 10-108.
Bowling: Rampaul 6-0-15-1, Bernard 4-0-24-1, Benn 10-2-24-2,Sammy 6-2-14-2, Miller 9.2-2-15-3, Deonarine 4-0-11-0.
Result: West Indies won by 208 runs.
Toss: West Indies
Umpires: Norman Malcolm, Ian Ramage.
Match referee: Jeff Crowe.