All-rounder Kevon Cooper slammed four sixes and four fours in a 68-ball 69 before his teammate Imran Khan snatched four wickets for 15 runs with his leg-spin to lead the Trinidad and Tobago A to a 57-run win over T&T B in the final Super50 trial match at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain yesterday.
Khan also contributed with the bat, hitting 43 off 67 balls to help T&T A reach a competitive 187 all out off 44.5 overs.
Leg-spinner Yannic Cariah was the chief wicket-taker for T&T B, grabbing five for 30 from 8.5 overs, including the wickets of Cooper and Khan.
When T&T B batted, Cariah top-scored with 34 and Sherwin Ganga made 27, but in the end T&T B could only muster 130 for eight when the overs ran out.
Khan played a key role with the ball, conceding just 15 runs off his ten overs.
It was the final 50-over trial match, and T&T Cricket Board chairman of selectors Alec Burns said that final squad for the Super50 tournament should be finalised by next week.
He also noted that the deadline date for submitting the squad to the West Indies Cricket Board for the tournament is January 10.
Meanwhile, the players will clash again this weekend in a three-day trial match at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva, starting on Friday.
T&T A 187 (44.5 overs) (Kevon Cooper 69, Imran Khan 43, Jason Mohammed 20; Yannic Cariah 5/30, Vishal Naipaul 2/18, Marlon Richards 2/47) vs T&T B 130-8 (50 overs) (Yannic Cariah 34, Sherwin Ganga 27; Imran Khan 4/15, Navin Stewart 2/16)
—T&T A won by 57 runs