Hurricanes, T&T headed for draw after two big first innings

By February 23, 2019
Leeward Islands batsman Devon Thomas. Leeward Islands batsman Devon Thomas.

The Leeward Islands Hurricanes have a 195-run lead on the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force heading into the final day of their West Indies Championship game at Warner Park on Sunday. 

Unfortunately, the Hurricanes, who scored heavily in the first innings when they made 365 thanks to half centuries from Rahkeem Cornwall, 62, Terrance Ward, 83, and Jahmar Hamilton, 68, were also made to toil when they fielded.

The Red Force made a good fist of getting back into the game by scoring 329 on the back of half centuries from Imran Khan, 86, and Jason Mohammed, 60. Jeremy Solozano also scored a useful 42.

That innings from the Red Force put them in a position where they are not likely to lose. The Hurricanes would have needed to score quickly on today’s day three if they were to force a result, but at 159-3 from 52 overs, maybe they have not gone quickly enough.

The Hurricanes, have Hamilton, 23, and Devon Thomas, 22, at the crease after Montcin Hodge scored a slow 57 from 124 deliveries, and Kieran Powell scored 39 from 68.

With that being said, the Hurricanes will now have to get a more impressive lead to ensure they are not in a position from which they can lose, as well as look to get 10 wickets in less than a day.

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