The bowlers dominated the first day of the Trinidad and Tobago three-day trial match between the Jason Mohammed XI and the Justin Guillen XI, on Friday saw spin bowlers dominating, but it was the batsmen’s turn yesterday.
It was a complete turnaround for the players as the Mohammed XI reached 339 for eight at stumps, and with Evin Lewis (124) making a strong case for his inclusion in the T&T four-day squad.
Yesterday, the left-handed Lewis hit three sixes and ten fours in his 134-ball knock, making amends for a dismal first day when he hit a six off the first ball before being dismissed for eight. Jason Mohammed also scored an unbeaten 68 off 148 balls, bettering his first innings score of eight off 37 balls.
Earlier in the morning session yesterday, the Guillen XI, added eight to their overnight score to reach 85 before losing their last wicket. Earlier in the morning session yesterday, the Guillen XI, who resumed from an overnight score of 77 for nine, were dismissed for 85, with leg-spinner Yannic Cariah completing his five-wicket haul after trapping overnight batsman Marlon Richards lbw for a top score of 19. Cariah finished with five for 19 from 11.5 overs.
After trailing by 22 runs in the first innings, the Mohammed XI are now in a good position go on to win the match with a lead by 317 runs and a day left in the match. The match concludes today.
Jason Mohammed XI 63 all out (43.2 overs) (Kavesh Kantasingh 5/19, Amit Jaggernauth 3/16, Marlon Richards 2/18) & 339-8 (96 overs) (Evin Lewis 124, Jason Mohammed 68 n.o.; Kjorn Ottley 43, Jonathan Augustus 32) vs Justin Guillen XI 85 all out (44.5 overs) (Yannic Cariah 5/19, Imran Khan 4/38)