Hodge ton leads Hurricanes to victory over Guyana Jaguars

By January 20, 2019

A century stand between Montcin Hodge and Keacy Carty provided the platform for the Leeward Islands Hurricanes to pull off a two-wicket win over defending champions Guyana Jaguars at Providence Stadium of Sunday.

Hodge made 127 and Carty 67 and both featured in a second-wicket partnership of 153 that helped pave the way for the Hurricanes to navigate a challenging target of 290 for the win.

Resuming from their overnight score of 32 for 1, Hodge was the dominant partner in the partnership that lasted 395 balls, scoring 81 to Carty’s 67. The partnership was broken when the latter offered a catch to Anthony Bramble off the bowling of Keemo Paul who had dismissed Kieron Powell on Saturday evening.

Akeem Saunders came and went for 9, dismissed by Veerasammy Permaul, but Terrence Warde proved to be a useful ally in a stand that yielded 42 runs before he got out for a 50-ball 25 with the score at 222 for 4.

Still ,68 runs away, Romario Shepherd who claimed Warde’s wicket, also dismissed Rahkeem Cornwall for one at 223, to have the Hurricanes in a spot of bother.

However, the dismissals cleared the way for Jaison Peters to come to the crease and put together another crucial partnership with Hodge that produced 59 runs.

With the score at 282, Hodge was caught and bowled by Permaul, the Jaguars got a sniff of victory as Permaul quickly dismissed Orlando Peters for a duck and Jeremiah Louis for 4 and the Hurricanes stumbled to 290 for 8.

It was left to Peters who remained unbeaten on 37 and Damion Jacobs (0) to see the Leewards home.

Permaul returned figures of 4 for 43 while Shepherd and Paul had two wickets each in the losing effort.

Scores: Guyana 196 and 268, Leewards 175 and 296 for 8.

 

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