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Scorpions on course for semis

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM


Andre Russell's unbeaten hundred proved the difference as Jamaica Scorpions trounced English county Kent by three wickets, to go top of Group B in the Regional Super50 on Wednesday.

Chasing a competitive 240 for victory at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, the Scorpions reached their target with five balls to spare, with the right-handed Russell ending on 108 not out off 111 deliveries.

Brandon King chipped in with 43 in a 76-run, sixth wicket stand with Russell which pulled the Scorpions out of trouble at 57 for five in the 15th over.

Opener Daniel Bell-Drummond had earlier struck an unbeaten 105 as Kent, sent in, raised 239 for five off their allotted 50 overs.

Wicketkeeper/batsman Adam Rouse stroked 75 not out, but the remainder of the visitors' batting failed to come to grips with the Scorpions' attack.

Fabian Allen finished with two for 35 from his 10 overs, while fellow left-arm spinner Chris Lamont, who bowled the new ball, conceded only 27 runs in a stingy 10-over spell.