Guyana pacer Pestano claims famous hat-trick – Simmons, Bravo, Pollard sent packing

By Sports Desk October 14, 2018
Guyana's Clinton Pestano is congratulated by teammate Chandrapaul Hemraj. Guyana's Clinton Pestano is congratulated by teammate Chandrapaul Hemraj.

A remarkable hat-trick from pace bowler Clinton Pestano saw the Guyana Jaguars end the unbeaten streak of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force Force in the CWI Super50 Cup at Brian Lara Cricket Academy on Saturday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Jaguars, anchored by a brisk half-century from Trevon Griffith, posted 291 for 8 before dismissing T&T for 216.

The Guyanese bowler accomplished the rare feat in the 28th over when he accounted for opener, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo.

 In their time at the crease, Griffith’s (70) second-wicket stand of 89 with Leon Johnson (35) and a strong lower order 6th wicket stand of 57 from Raymond Reifer (66) and Ricardo Adams (18) seemed to put the Jaguars in a strong position to win the match.  Ravindaranth Rampaul was the pick of the T&T bowlers after claiming 3 for 56.

In pursuit, the Red Force were, however, in a comfortable position at 133 for two, following two successive half-century stands involving Simmons, whose 70 from 73 balls included six fours and three sixes.

The Red Force had recovered from the early loss of Denesh Ramdin, who was bowled by Raymond Reifer for seven runs.  Mohammed (24) joined Simmons at the crease, putting on 67 for the second wicket.  After he was caught and bowled by Richard Adams, it was Bravo (43) who put together the second stand major for the third wicket along with Simmons before Pestano struck.  It was a blow from which the twin-island republic never recovered.

  

 

 

 

 

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