Jaggernauth XI ahead in practice match
First innings centurion and topscorer Justin Guillen failed to score yesterday on the second day of the three-day practice match between an Amit Jaggernauth XI and a Gibran Mohammed XI.
At the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva, after the Jaggernauth XI restricted their opponents to 288 all out in 80.2 overs for a 61-run lead, they closed on 14 for one, with Guillen the lone scalp, out to pacer Uthman Muhammad off the fifth ball of his first over.
Isaiah Rajah (six not out) and Vikash Mohan (five not out) were at the crease for the Jaggernauth XI at stumps.
After they had wrapped up the Jaggernauth XI's first innings for 349, the Gibran Mohammed XI's batting effort was built around contributions from Imran Khan, Mark Deyal and Ewart Nicholson.
Khan faced 154 balls in 198 minutes for 86, which was laced with seven fours. Deyal made sure the run rate did not suffer during his stay of just over an hour, his 53-ball 61 including eight fours and a solitary six. And Nicholson put up 78 (six fours, one six) runs in almost two hours, off 101 balls.
The spin of Sanjiv Gooljar, Amit Jaggernauth and Emile Rajah proved their undoing, though. Gooljar was a bit expensive, but snared five wickets for 92 runs, while Jaggernauth and Rajah (E) supported with two wickets each.
Only one day earlier, Guillen had led the way with 158 for the Jaggernauth XI, his third ton in as many innings.
Today is the third and final day of the match, with play starting at 10 a.m.
Amit Jaggernauth XI 349 all out (80.2 overs) (Justin Guillen 158, Isaiah Rajah 146; Imran Khan 7/76, Akeal Hosein 3/17) and 14/1 (7 overs) (Uthman Mohammed 1/8) vs Gibran Mohammed XI 288 all out (80.2 overs) (Imran Khan 86, Mark Deyal 61, Ewart Nicholson 78, Akeal Hosein 35; Sanjiv Gooljar 5/92, Amit Jaggernauth 2/49, Emile Rajah 2/54)