T&T Red Force crush Jaguars to lift title
Trinidad (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago Red Force crushed Guyana Jaguars by 135 runs to win the final of the NAGICO Super50 yesterday.
Led by a six-wicket haul from champion off-spinner Sunil Narine, Red Force bowled out Jaguars for a paltry 65 off 24 overs at Queen's Park Oval, to secure a ruthless victory.
Narine finished with remarkable figures of six wickets for nine runs from eight overs as Jaguars, chasing 201 for victory, crashed from a position of 36 without loss to lose their last 10 wickets for 29 runs.
Opener Trevon Griffith top scored with 31 from 28 balls, but once Narine removed him in the seventh over, caught by Kieron Pollard at first slip, the innings plunged into terminal decline.
Jason Mohammed, who had earlier stroked a brilliant unbeaten 117, supported with two wickets for three runs, while seamer Dwayne Bravo finished with two for 29.
Griffith, meanwhile, was the only batsman to get into double figures.
Mohammed had earlier rescued Red Force with a well-controlled maiden regional one-day hundred to help fire Trinidad and Tobago Red Force up to 200 for eight off their 50 overs.
With wickets tumbling around him, the right-hander stood firm to unfurl an innings of class - an unbeaten 117 off 132 balls.
Surviving a chance on 69, Mohammed went on to count 11 fours and five sixes, helping to rally the innings with four key partnerships after Guyana Jaguars had made early inroads with their varied attack.
Mohammed put on 38 for the third wicket with opener Jeremy Solozano (21), 43 for the fifth wicket with Dwayne Bravo (10) and another 34 for the sixth wicket with Kieron Pollard (nine).
However, it was Mohammed's unbroken ninth-wicket partnership of 52 off 33 balls with captain Rayad Emrit, who finished 12 not out, that turned the game around for Red Force.
Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul finished with three for 22, while seamers Royston Crandon (2-27) and Wintz (2-44) picked up two wickets apiece.
Mohammed and Solozano were the only two batsmen to pass 20.