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Web Posted - Sun Apr 09 2006
By Corey Greaves
IT took half century knocks from Barbados captain Ryan Hinds and vice captain Ian Bradshaw to restore the home side to a first innings and post a total of 246 and lead by 35 runs on the second day of the Carib Beer Challenge cricket semifinal at the Carlton Club yesterday.
Guyana made 211 in their first innings and survived an onslaught by the Barbados bowlers to finish on 22 without loss when play was called off with two overs and three balls left in the second day due to a heavy shower.
Hinds was trapped leg before wicket for 52 off the bowling of Guyana's captain Reon King. Hinds innings included eight fours off 98 balls and lasted two hours and ten minutes.
Bradshaw who batted until the end and was the last batsman out scored 81 in a well played innings which lasted three hours and ten minutes and included six fours and four huge sixes.
However it was not all smooth sailing for the homeside who unlike the visitors found themselves in trouble early in the innings when they loss opening batsman Wayne Blackman (0) with the score on four.
Number three batsman Dwayne Smith went soon afterwards when he was bowled by Esaun Crandon for six and the total had only progressed to18.
But in came the captain, Hinds, who steadied the seemingly collapsing innings of his team and along with opener Dale Richards the pair carried the total to the half -century maker.
But Richards fell trapped leg before wicket by Neil McGarrell for 29 soon afterwards and was quickly followed back to the dressing room by Floyd Reifer who was caught and bowled by Mahendra Nagamootoo for seven, as Barbados was once again falter with the score 65/4. Hinds and Alcindo Holder had stemmed the fall of wickets and it looked as though this pair would safely guide Barbados to lunch.
But this was not to be as two more quick wickets fell just before lunch.
Nagamootoo dismissed Holder for 16 and had the new batsman Patrick Browne caught behind the wicket by Derwin Christian without scoring.
anger if not reaching Guyana's first innings total and they went to lunch on 101 for the loss of six wickets, with Hinds on 37.
Vice captain Ian Bradshaw joined his captain, Hinds, in the middle and the two settled the crumbling Barbados innings and put on a 43-run partnership for the seventh wicket. Bradshaw was joined by Ryan Austin with the Barbados score on 144/7.
These two batsman played solid knocks and built up an eighth wicket partnership of 66, Austin allowing Bradshaw to do most of the scoring while he made sure he stayed at the other end.
Bradshaw, who was striking the ball cleanly, was hitting the roof of the pavilion on numerous occasions as Austin played mostly defensive shots at the other end. One run behind Guyanas first innings total of 211, Barbados loss the wicket of Austin for 14 who was bowled by Narsingh Deonarine after spending 108 minutes in the middle.
Tino Best and Bradshaw steered Barbados pass the first innings total of the visitors as they were hitting the ball around the ground.
Bradshaw struck leg-spinner Deonarine for two consecutive sixes in almost the identical spot on top the roof of the pavilion.
But Best, who had struck fast bowler Crandon back down the field for four in his first over back, miss judged a delivery which he offered no shot to, only to see his bails dislodged.
Best scored a quick fire 21 runs, which included three fours and one six.
With only one batting partner left Bradshaw tried to force the scoring and was caught behind by wicketkeeper Derwin Christian playing at a wide delivery from King.
Crandon was the pick of Guyana's bowling capturing three
wickets for 47 runs. He was well supported by Nagamootoo who got three
wickets for 89 runs and King with two wickets for 36 runs.
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