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Jordan sets up Pride’s victory

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St John’s, Antigua – Fast bowler Akeem Jordan produced a devastating four-wicket burst to set up Barbados Pride’s six-wicket victory over Jamaica Scorpions inside three days, yesterday.

The 28-year-old snatched four for 65 to wipe out the top order as Scorpions, resuming the morning at Coolidge Cricket Ground on six without loss in their second innings, crumbled meekly for 151.

At one stage, the innings tottered on 56 for seven before rookie opener Kirk McKenzie, who top-scored with 56, staged a fightback in a 50-run, eighth wicket stand with Ojay Shields (22) and number 10 Gordon Bryan chimed in with a breezy 42.

Left with an uncomplicated 77 for victory, Pride, the defending champions, lost four wickets before overhauling their target, opener Zachary McCaskie top-scoring with 26 and left-arm spinner Patrick Harty picking up three for 26. (CMC)

 

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