Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Another century for Guillen

Opening batsman Justin Guillen scored his second century in as many innings as his team batted out the final day of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board three-day practice match against the Amit Jaggernauth XI, which ended in a draw at the National Cricket Centre, Balmain Couva yesterday.

Guillen, who scored 115 in the first innings on the first day of the match against the Jaggernauth XI on Friday, followed up with 130 in his team's second innings which ensured the match was drawn.

The left-hand batsman faced 169 balls for his runs, hitting 18 fours and one six to lead the Justin Guillen XI to 317 for nine in their second innings after the Jaggernauth team was dismissed for 360 in their first innings off the first ball of the final day yesterday.

Also making runs yesterday was all-rounder Sherwin Ganga who hit 55 off 101 balls with six fours and a six and opener Mark Deyal who made 43 off 69 balls with six fours and a six.

Guillen and Deyal put on 120 for the first wicket to give their team a solid start before Deyal was caught behind by wicketkeeper Steven Katwaroo to give Jaggernauth his first of four wickets.

The prolific T&T off-spinner Jaggernauth bowled Ewart Nicholson shortly after before Ganga and his captain repaired the innings with a 71-run stand for the third wicket.

Leg-spinner Imran Khan (two for 59) was the one to break the partnership when Guillen was caught by Khary Pierre before Jaggernauth sent back Ganga with the score 280.

Some handy contributions from the lower order then ensured Guillen's team batted out the rest of the day.

Summarised scores

Guillen XI 277 all out (90.2 overs) (Justin Guillen 115; Imran Khan 3/57, Uthman Mohammed 3/35) & 317-9 (80.3 overs) (Justin Guillen 130, Sherwin Ganga 55, Mark Deyal 43; Amit Jaggernauth 4/43, Akeal Hosein 2/46, Imran Khan 2/59) vs Jaggernauth XI 360-9 (102.1 overs) (Khary Pierre 65, Isaiah Rajah 56; Kavesh Kantasingh 3/59, Sanjiv Gooljar 3/80)

Match Drawn