Scorpions against the ropes against Red Force at Sabina

By January 11, 2019

Yannic Cariah scored a solid half-century and Anderson Phillips took three-wicket to put TT Red Force in command on Friday, the second day of their West Indies Championship match against the Jamaica Scorpions at Sabina Park.

Resuming from their overnight 135 for 7, with Cariah on 22 and Khary Pierre,16, the Red Force eventually achieved their target of 200 runs, 203 in fact, from 66 overs.

Cariah was ninth out for a top-score of 61 from 116 balls before he was eventually bowled by Nikita Miller, who finished with 5 for 62.

However, by then the Red Force had achieved what turned out to be a competitive total.

The relatively modest total proved to be a mountain that the Scorpions were unable to climb.

Opener Chadwick Walton made 35 and Paul Palmer 26 but the Red Force bowling led by Phillips, who took 3 for 26, ripped through the Scorpions middle order, reducing the home side to 8 for 65 before they were eventually dismissed for 112 from 38.3 overs.

Had it not been for a ninth-wicket stand of 22 between Palmer and Oshane Thomas and a 10th-wicket partnership of 25, the highest of the innings, between Palmer and Rovmon Powell (19), the Scorpions would have been in an even deeper hole.

There were two wickets each for Daniel St. Clair, Khary Pierre, who made 35 in a 78-run eighth-wicket stand with Cariah, and Odean Smith.

At the close, the Red Force were 62 for 2, a lead of 153, with Darren Bravo unbeaten on 20 and Pierre 2. Nikita Miller has the two wickets to fall.

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