Red Force romp to victory after abysmal Volcanoes batting

By October 18, 2018
Nicholas Pooran Nicholas Pooran

The Trinidad & Tobago Red Force enjoyed an easy day at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on Wednesday after the Windward Islands Volcanoes had a horrible day with the bat. 

Sent into the bat, the Volcanoes were summarily dismissed in 22.1 overs, for just 78 runs. The Red Force wasted no time in overhauling the runs, getting to the target in just 9.4 overs at the expense of three wickets.

Gidron Pope, former West Indies Under 19 World Cup winner, was the best of the Volcanoes batsmen, scoring 37 from 44 deliveries, with now other batsmen getting into double figures.

The Volcanoes were done in by an all-round bowling performance, led by Imran Khan, who ended with figures of 3-13 from four overs, while Khary Pierre bagged 2-7 from 3.1.

Rayad Emrit was devastating as well, bowling four overs which cost his team eight runs and and cost his opponents two wickets.

Joason Mohammed, 1-16, Dwayne Bravo, 1-15, and Ravi Rampaul 1-16, were also among the wickets.

In response, Lendl Simmons scored 52 from 30, Nicholas Pooran, a savage 25 from 11 deliveries were all that was needed to get the Red Force over the line.

Kavem Hodge, while he became expensive because of the onslaught from Pooran and Simmons, was very good, creating a few scary moments as he removed Kieron Pollard for a duck, Mohammed for three and Darren Bravo for a naught.

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