Red Force-Scorpions dead rubber could have interesting final day

By March 16, 2019
Jason Mohammed with 94 and 108 not out ends West indies Championship in fine style. Jason Mohammed with 94 and 108 not out ends West indies Championship in fine style.

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force-Jamaica Scorpions West Indies Championship match, the final of the season, could be headed for a draw, though all three results are still on the table. 

Thanks to an unbeaten century from Jason Mohammed on the penultimate day, at stumps on day three, the Red Force were 282-9, a lead of 324 runs heading into the final day.

The Red Force, choosing to bat, scored 389 all out, to which the Scorpions replied with 347, to be ahead by just 42 runs, before the home team’s current response.

That first innings was bolstered by three half centuries as Mohammed fell short of a century, scoring 94, while Kyle Hope found himself among the runs again with 64 and Jeremy Solozano, who has had a lean 2019, scored 63. Hope and Solozano had combined for an opening partnership worth 127 before Hope the former was first out, struck in front by a delivery from Nicholson Gordon.

Denesh Ramdin also chipped in with 41, while Khary Pierre scored 31 and Lendl Simmons, 30.

Gordon was the best of the Jamaican bowlers, bagging 7-70 while Nkrumah Bonner, 2-43, and Jermaine Levy, 1-86, were the other wickettakers.

The Scorpions’ 347 was compiled thanks in large part to half centuries from Jermaine Blackwood, 66, Brandon King, 59, and Bonner, 61. Paul Palmer chipped in with 30 against the bowling of Anderson Phillip, 5-74 and Shannon Gabriel, 3-51.

Pierre, 1-62, and Imran Khan, 1-72, also got among the wickets.

Mohammed is now on 108 not out with just Kyle Hope, 47, and Odean Smith, 30, contributing anything of significance. Gabriel is at the crease with Mohammed on seven.

Akim Frazer, 3-56, Blackwood, 3-39, and Bonner, 2-72, have been the bowlers to give the Red Force something to think about. Gordon, so far, has 1-48.

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