Jaggernauth, Cariah bowl T&T to win
Veteran off-spinner Amit Jaggernauth bagged four for 63 to lead Trinidad and Tobago to a comprehensive 120-run win over the Leeward Islands on the final day of their Regional Four-Day match at Warner Park, St Kitts yesterday.
It was another good day for the T&T spinners who accounted for all the wickets to fall on the final day as the Leewards were dismissed for 214 in their second innings after T&T set them a victory target of 335.
Young leg-spinner Yannic Cariah, who starred with the bat for T&T with 83 in the second innings, again picked up three key wickets to set the Leewards back.
But it was the more experienced leggie, Imran Khan, who got T&T on the path to victory, picking up the first wicket of the day to break a 68-run stand for the second wicket between Leewards skipper Sylvester Joseph and No.3 batsman Orlando Peters.
The pair, who continued the Leewards innings from an overnight position for 45 for two, batted for 32.2 overs between Friday afternoon and just before lunch yesterday to keep the home team in the match before Joseph missed one and was bowled for 39.
Joseph (S) faced 101 balls.
Peters, who top-scored with 45, shared a 52-run stand with Devon Thomas, taking the score to 149 before Cariah got his first second innings wicket.
Thomas was the one to give away his wicket, trying to clear the rope and finding Jaggernauth at mid-on. He made 32 with three fours and a six.
Cariah added the wicket of Peters a few overs later, lbw after spending 200 minutes at the crease. He faced 163 balls and hit four boundaries. Leewards had slipped to 169 for five at that stage.
Cariah got Jahmar Hamilton for 25 before Jaggernauth got the last four wickets to complete the win just before tea.
The T&T off-spinner got the last three Leeward Island wickets in one over with the score on 214.
The victory saw T&T jump from last to fourth in the seven-team standings with 12 points.
They face Guyana at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain when the next round of matches in the tournament bowls off on Wednesday.