Jangoo, Brathwaite lead Marooners past US

By October 06, 2018
CCC Marooners captain Carlos Brathwaite plays a shot during his innings of 69 against USA Cricket at the University of the West Indies, cave Hill Campus in Barbados. CCC Marooners captain Carlos Brathwaite plays a shot during his innings of 69 against USA Cricket at the University of the West Indies, cave Hill Campus in Barbados.

Half centuries from Amir Jangoo and skipper Carlos Brathwaite, led the CCC Marooners to a 59-riun victory over the United States in their Group B Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Festival game at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus on Saturday. 

Sent into bat, the Marooners scored 221-9 from their 50 overs thanks to 47 from Kjorn Ottley, and 69 apiece from Jangoo and Brathwaite.

The three scored heavily against the bowling of Elmore Hutchinson, 5-42, and Timil Patel, 2-27. Saurabh Netravalkar also grabbed two wickets but was expensive, with his efforts costing 61 from 10 overs.

Ottley was patient for his 47, the total coming from 82 deliveries that only had one boundary and a six.

Jangoo was a little more adventurous, striking six fours and a six in an innings that lasted 77 balls.

Brathwaite, even though he struck just four boundaries and hit two sixes, added some impetus to the innings, his 69 coming off just 61 deliveries.

The total didn’t look like much and the Marooners should have been hard pressed to defend it.

Initially it looked like the United States were not going to have a problem chasing the total, as Monank Patel, 53, and Steven Taylor, 32, had taken them to 81-1 in the 20th over.

Once that partnership was broken, however, there were to be no further challenges for the Marooners, who rotated their bowlers well, ensuring the target remained far away.

For the Marooners, Keron Cottoy was most destructive, taking 3-40, while Khesan Ottley also bowled well, ending with figures of 2-25, to complement the efforts of Jon-Russ Jagessar, who had 2-29.

Brathwaite ended with figures of 1-16, while Akeem Jordan had 1-30, and Jermaine Levy, 1-18.  

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