16 wickets fall as Jaguars and Scorpions locked in tense battle at Sabina

By February 21, 2019

Off-spinner Akim Fraser took four wickets on debut as the Jamaica Scorpions were locked in a tense battle at for first-innings honours at stumps on day one of their match against the Guyana Jaguars at Sabina Park.

Bowlers thrived on Thursday when 16 wickets fell as the Scorpions replying to Guyana’s paltry score of 158 all out, were struggling at 108 for 6 at the close still 50 runs adrift.

Assad Fudadin will resume on 31 and Kenroy Williams 4 when play starts on Friday.

Clinton Pestano was the main destroyer for the Jaguars with figures of 4 for 16 from six overs that helped wrest the advantage from the home side keen on revenge.

Pestano took the first three wickets to fall and then added a fourth as the Scorpions crumbled for 30 for 5 in the 12th over.

Had it not been a quickfire sixth-wicket stand of 68 between Fudadin and Derval Green (40), the Scorpions would have been in greater trouble.

The partnership came off just 71 balls, with Green being the more belligerent hitting seven fours in his 38-ball cameo that took Jamaica closer to their initial target.

So far, Williams and  Fudadin have added 10 runs and will need a lot more to get Jamaica closer to their target.

Earlier, Fraser took the first three wickets to have the defending champions tottering at 44 for 3.

Vishaul Singh and Captain Leon Johnson staged a mini-recovery with a fourth-wicket partnership of 45 before Singh was dismissed by Reynard Leveridge for 27 in the 34th over.

The Jaguars then lost their next four wickets for just 10 runs in eight overs. Fraser claimed his fourth wicket with the fifth ball of the next over when he had Christopher Barnwell stumped by Aldaine Thomas without scoring.

Derval Green then bowled Raymon Reifer for 1 as Guyana slumped to 99 for 7.

Anthony Bramble (36) and Romario Shepherd 16 put on 42 for the eighth wicket before Jerome Taylor cleaned up the tail to finish with 3 for 24.

Fraser ended with 4 for 69 off 23 overs while Derval Green took 2 for 31.

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