Spin twins Charles, Khan take five-fors as Red Force wreck Volcanoes

By Sports Desk March 03, 2019
Red Force spinner Imran Khan. Red Force spinner Imran Khan.

Spinners Brian Charles and Imran Khan each claimed five wickets as the T&T Red Force wrapped up a comprehensive 190-runs against Windwards Volcanoes, in the West Indies Championship fixture at Arnos Vale.

The Volcanoes began the day behind the eight ball, chasing a sizeable 352 for victory. Charles quickly put an unlikely runs chase under early pressure after removing opener Kimani Melius for just 6 runs after he was caught by Khary Pierre.

Any hopes of even an unlikely draw were surely dashed when top batsman Devon Smith (17) followed four overs later, again the victim of Charles, this time caught by Anderson Phillip.

Roland Cato and Sunil Ambris seemed determined to at least postpone the inevitable after putting on a 40-run partnership for the fourth wicket.  The stand was, however, ended when Khan had Cato stumped by Denesh Ramdin for 21.  He accounted for Ambris two overs later as the batsman was caught by Tion Webster for 27. 

Next at the crease Alick Athanaze and Dennis Smith also did their share to push the score with a 44-run partnership for the sixth wicket but Charles had Athanze caught by Pierre for 15.  Khan then removed Dennis Smith, who was caught by Jason Mohammed for 42, the highest score of the innings.  Charles finished with figures of 5 for 72, while Khan had 5 for 65.

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