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Jaguars in control

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AM


Guyana Jaguars defied half-centuries from Alick Athanaze and Devon Smith and looked set to complete their fourth straight victory after they fortified their hold on their match against Windward Islands Volcanoes in the West Indies Championship yesterday.

Athanaze hit the top score of 66, but the Volcanoes were bowled out for 209 in their first innings just after lunch on the third day of their fourth-round match at the Guyana National Stadium.

Following on, the Volcanoes batted far more steadily, and Smith, last season's leading run scorer, led the way with 65 to anchor the visitors to 167 for three in their second innings when stumps were drawn.

Scores: Jaguars 454 for nine declared (Anthony Bramble 168, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 117 not out; Josh Thomas 4-94). Volcanoes 209 (Alick Athanaze 66; Keemo Paul six for 57) and 167 for three (Devon Smith 65, Kirk Edwards 40 not out).