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Singh points to complacency

Published:Friday | December 5, 2014 | 12:00 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):

Captain of Guyana Jaguars Vishaul Singh has blamed complacency as the reason for his side's two-run loss to Barbados Pride in the third round of the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL) four-day regional match on Monday.

Chasing a paltry 69 for victory with more than two sessions left on the final day, the Guyana Jaguars were bundled out for 66, undermined by a maiden first-class five-wicket haul by Dwayne Smith.

Before that, the Jaguars were dominating the game, scoring 261 and then dismissing the Bajans for 101 to enforce the follow-on.

"We played three very good days of cricket up until that hour ...," Singh told the Guyana Times.

"But I'd say our batting was just a little bit complacent and we got hit, and by the time we decided the game was on, it was too late".

Comprehensive Victories

Guyana's defeat followed comprehensive victories over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes and the Windward Islands Volcanoes.

The captain says his players are undeterred by the shift in fortunes and that confidence remains high as Guyana continue to lead the tournament.

"The camp is still in good spirits, you know," declared Singh, who is leading Guyana for the first time.

"It's one of those things that can happen to anyone on a given day, but we are still on top of the table and we have an entire season ahead of us".

Jaguars play Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Queen's Park Oval when the PCL enters round four today.