Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Pride routed for 78

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PORT OF SPAIN – Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall and part-time medium-pacer Devon Thomas triggered a stunning Barbados Pride batting collapse in the West Indies Four-day Championship yesterday in Trinidad, leaving Leeward Islands Hurricanes to chase 247 to win.

Cornwall claimed five for 19 from 7.2 overs to finish with match figures of 11 for 69, and Thomas grabbed a career-best five for 22 from nine overs at the Queen’s Park Oval, as defending champions Pride – leading by 168 on first innings – were routed for a meagre 78 in their second innings on the second day.

Zachary McCaskie got the top score of 29 and left-handed fellow opener Shayne Moseley made 27. The pair posted 59 for the first wicket, giving Pride a solid start.

But Cornwall opened the floodgates when he removed McCaskie in his third over, and Pride lost their next nine wickets for 19 in the span of 51 balls and were all out for their fourth-lowest total in the modern era of the Championship (from 1966). (CMC)

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