The bowlers had the edge yesterday, the first day of the three-day trial encounter between a Denesh Ramdin XI and a Rayad Emrit XI at the National Cricket Centre, Couva.
All-rounder Imran Khan top-scored with 68, and Kharry Pierre (48) and opener Evin Lewis chipped in for the Emrit XI, but left-arm orthodox spinner Akeal Hosein took four wickets for the Ramdin XI to reduce their opponents to 281 for nine at stumps yesterday. The match resumes today from 10 a.m.
Rayad Emrit XI 281 for nine off 93 overs (Justin Guillen 36, Evin Lewis 42, Imran Khan 63, Rayad Emrit 29, Khary Pierre 48, Sanjiv Goojar 26 n.o.; Akeal Hosein 4/109, Amit Jaggernauth 2/79, Tevin Robertson 1/20, Dane Teelucksingh 1/44) vs Denesh Ramdin XI.