Veteran off-spinner Amit Jaggernauth continued his build-up to the Regional four-day tournament with a six-wicket haul in Trinidad and Tobago's innings to steer his team to an innnings and 130-run win over Canada on the final day of their three-day practice match, at the National Cricket Centre, Balmain, Couva, yesterday.
Jaggernauth rattled the Canadians on the final morning of the match to finish with six for 84 from 27.3 overs as the visitors, who are on a one-week tour of Trinidad, were dismissed for 191 in their second innings.
T&T were not required to bat a second time after their first innings effort of 456 for seven declared set the platform for the huge win.
Jaggernauth started the procession of wickets late on the second day, Monday, breaking a threatening 80-run opening stand between Hiral Patel and Ruvindu Gunasekera.
Jaggernauth had Patel caught in the slips, while Gunasekera was caught at cover by Imran Khan.
Yesterday, it only took four overs before Jaggernauth was at it again, this time sending back Nitish Kumar for six.
The Canadian batting showed signs of resistance, but Jaggernauth was on target.
Although he was hit for a few sixes and fours, he got the crucial breakthroughs when they were needed, a trait the T&T team will be hoping he can repeat in the four-day competition this year.
Rizwan Cheema (18) hit two sixes before he was caught at mid-wicket and Damodar Daesrath (13) was trapped lbw in quick succession as Jaggernauth completed his five-wicket haul.
A bit of rain and a stubborn lower order frustrated T&T for a couple of overs before left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh got Tariq Hamza (31) and Juniad Siddiqui to end Canada's resistance.
Canada will be looking for a better showing today when they take on T&T in the first of two Twenty20s, at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre from seven p.m.
The two sides will meet again at the same venue tomorrow, before Canada complete their tour with a 50-over match at the National Cricket Centre on Saturday.
T&T vs Canada
T&T 1st Innings 456/7 dec
Canada 2nd Innings (overnight 94/4)
H Patel c Guillen b Jaggernauth 32
R Gunasekera c Khan b Jaggernauth 44
U Limbada c Guillen b Kantasingh 0
A Hansra lbw Khan 5
N Kumar c Lewis b Jaggernauth 6
D Daesrath lbw Jaggernauth 13
R Cheema C Khan b Jaggernauth 18
T Hamza lbw Kantasingh 31
J Siddiqui lbw Kantasingh 23
R Pathan c Khan b Jaggernauth 8
J Gordon not out 0
EXTRAS (b 10, lb 1) 11
TOTAL (all out; 68.3 overs) 191
Fall of wickets: 80 (Patel), 81 (Limbada), 87 (Hansra), 87 (Gunasekera), 100 (Kumar), 126 (Cheema), 141 (Daesrath), 176 (Siddiqui), 191 (Hamza), 191 (Pathan)
Bowling: Gabriel 4-0-16-0; Emrit 6-1-15-0; Kantasingh 15-6-28-3; Jaggernauth 27.3-10-84-6; Khan 16-5-37-1
Toss: Won by Canada who elected to bat
Result: T&T won by an innings and 130 runs
Umpires: L Rajkumar and S Lakhram