Jamaica started their quest to regain the West Indies Cricket Board Regional four-day title with an easy seven wicket win over Guyana at Sabina Park in Jamaica yesterday.
Guyana were skittled out for 117 in their first innings and Jamaica had replied with 294.
Continuing from an overnight position of 219 for eight, the Guyanese tailenders battled to prolong the match with Ronsford Beaton hitting an unbeaten 21 and Keon Joseph hitting 20 in 43-run tenth wicket stand to get the Guyanese past 250.
Jamaican pacer Jerome Taylor grabbed five second innings on the third day before Tamar Lambert and Sheldon Cottrell finished off the Guyanese early in the first session yesterday.
Jamaica lost three wickets but clinched the victory with ease off 25 overs.
GUYANA 117 (Christopher Barnwell 34, Assad Fudadin 21; Jamie Merchant 4/29, Andre Russell 4/33) & 264 (Vishal Singh 73, Narsingh Deonarine 38, Assad Fudadin 33; Jerome Taylor 5/44) vs JAMAICA 294 (Nkrumah Bonner 62, John Campbell 50, Horace Miller 46, Andre Russell 44; Verasammy Permaul 5/76, Davendra Bishoo 2/82) & 89-3 (25 overs) (Nkrumah Bonner 38)
Jamaica won by seven wickets
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