Pride in fight to save match against Volcanoes

By February 02, 2019
Devon Smith's 199 has left the Barbados Pride struggling to save their game against the Windward Islands Volcanoes. Devon Smith's 199 has left the Barbados Pride struggling to save their game against the Windward Islands Volcanoes.

The Barbados Pride are in a last-day fight for survival when their West Indies Championship game against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Kensington Oval resumes on Day 4. 

The Pride are still 60 runs shy of the massive first-innings 470 set by the Volcanoes and have just four second-innings wickets still in tact.

Choosing to bat, the Volcanoes had racked up the massive total on the back of Devon Smith’s 199. There were also good contributions from Sunil Ambris, 79, and Dennis Smith, 66.

In response, the Pride fell well short, scoring 253 on the back of Jonathan Carter’s 64.

There were also contributions of 42 from Aaron Jones, 31 from Tevyn Walcott, 27 from Shayne Moseley and 22 from Shamar Springer.

Those knocks came against the bowling of Larry Edward, 5-67, Josh Thomas, 3-41, and Ray Jordan, 2-45.

Asked to follow on, the Pride, despite a fighting 52 from Moseley, and Jones, who was run out for 39, got into some trouble with Edward again in the thick of things, taking 2-42. Kavem Hodge also has two wickets so far, at a cost of 59 runs, while Thomas has figures of 1-26.

At the crease are Springer on 10 and Walcott, who is yet to score, with the Pride, 157-6.

On Friday, Smith fell just short of what would have been a well-deserved double century, the veteran opener, scoring his 36th first-class ton.

Smith faced 351 deliveries and struck 23 boundaries and a six on his way to his tally.

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