Marlon Samuels ton leads Windies B to close win over Canada

By October 03, 2018
Samuels' ton gave Windies B a close win over Canada on Wednesday's opening day of the Regional Supe50. Samuels' ton gave Windies B a close win over Canada on Wednesday's opening day of the Regional Supe50.

Windies B head coach said he expected Marlon Samuels to make a positive impact on the team during the Regional Super50 competition that bowled off on Wednesday.

Well, add prophet to Williams’ resume because Samuels scored the first century of the new season as the Windies scored an 11-run victory over Canada in their opening match at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.

Batting first, the Windies B scored 302 for 8 with Samuels’ 101 being the top scorer. The veteran Jamaican hit 10 fours and four sixes in the inning that was the foundation on which the Windies B innings was built.

There were also valuable contributions from Yannic Cariah, who looked set for a century but was dismissed for 73. Kimani Melius also chipped in with a valuable 46 that helped the Windies B break the 300-run mark.

Left-arm medium pacer Romesh Don registered the first five-wicket haul of the season for 31 runs for Canada who also saw left-arm orthodox bowler Salman Nazer take 3 for 60.

Facing a daunting total Canada made a game of it as Rodrigo Thomas (63), Srimantha Wijeyratne (57) and Harsh Thaker (52) took them close.

However, two wickets each from Chemar Holder, Odean Smith and Carriah restricted Canada to 292 for 8.

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