A good all-round performance from Yannic Cariah helped Debe Youth clinch a six-wicket win over Black Caps in the second match of a Coca Cola Endeavour Premier League Twenty20 double header at Avidesh Samaroo Park, Chaguanas on Tuesday night.
With the match reduced to 18 overs, the Trinidad and Tobago leg-spinner, who was part of the Caribbean Premier League franchise the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel last year, grabbed three wickets for nine runs to help dismiss the Black Caps for 92 off the 17.5 overs.
Tariq Abdool also chipped with two wickets for five runs off his two overs.
The Debe Youths skipper Cariah, then hit an unbeaten 28 while Abdool got 20 not out to help their team recover from a poor start to reach 93 for five off 16.5 overs to clinch their third win of the competition which ensures they stay at the top of the Group B standings after four round of the matches.
In the first match of the double header on Tuesday, Smashaaz got the better of CSW Chargers by 23 runs thanks to a good all-round performance from former West Indies Under-19 cricketer Emmanuel Lett.
Lett scored 26 and Kiron Benny hit 34 to help Smashaaz post 127 off their 20 overs. Lett then grabbed four wickets for 19 runs to restrict CSW Chargers to 104 off their 20 overs.
There was only one match on Wednesday night after Tears failed to show up for their 5 p.m. clash against Defence Force.
The second match saw United Combined pulling off an easy five wicket over Rebels.
The Rebels were dismissed for 77 with Valmiki Maharaj grabbing three wickets for 11 runs and Darry Balgobin taking three for seven. Akeel Mohammed and Sanjeev Maharaj grabbed two wickets each.
United Combined replied with 78 for five with Balgobin scoring an unbeaten 24 and Amir Ali Nabbie hitting 28. Ricky Sieuchan grabbed three for 16 for the Rebels who picked up an easy three points.
Yesterday WPI was scheduled to take on Big Man Ting in the 5 p.m. clash while Central Kings and Backstreet Boys was set to meet in the 8 p.m. fixture.
The EPLT20 continues today with Potential Sports up against We Run Tings at 5 p.m. before Flight Spirit and Settlement Boys do battle from 8 p.m. All matches in the competition will be played at Avidesh Samaroo Park in Endeavour, Chaguanas.
Coca Cola ELPT20 scores
Smashaaz 127 (20 overs) (Kiron Benny 34, Emmanuel Lett 26; Narine Roopnarine 3/17) vs CSW chargers 104 (20 overs) (Adesh Dass 34; Emmanuel Lett 4/19)
—Smashaaz won by 23 runs
Black Caps 92 (17.5 overs) (Yannic Cariah 3/9, Tariq Abdool 2/5) vs Debe Youths 93-4 (16.5 overs) (Yannic Cariah 28 n.o., Tariq Abool 20 n.o., Gabriel Blackwell 20 n.o.)
--Debe Youths won by 6 wickets
Defence Force defeated Tears by default
Rebels 77 (Valmiki Maharaj 3/11, Darry Balgobin 3/7) vs United Combined 78-5 (Amir Ali Nabbie 28, Darry Balgobin 24 n.o.; Ricky Sieuchan 3/16)
—United Combined won by five wickets
Today’s Coca Cola
(At Avidesh Samaroo Park)
Potential Sports vs We Run Tings, 5 p.m.
Flight Spirit vs Settlement Boys, 8 p.m.