PowerGen clinched a spot in the final of the Premier Division Sunday League 50-over competition after holding off Seenath's Auto Bamboo Sports, who were led by a century from Yannic Cariah, to win their semifinal by ten runs on Wednesday at Kennedy Park, Diamond.
The Trinidad and Tobago allrounder, Cariah, slammed 105 off 97 balls for Bamboo, but that was not enough as they were restricted to 267 for eight, replying to PowerGen's 277 for nine.
Cariah hit eight fours and two sixes in his knock, sharing a 129-run partnership with Terrence Hinds (57) for the fifth wicket which almost took the game away from PowerGen.
Sherwin Ganga (three for 43) eventually broke the stand when Hinds found Jason Mohammed at backward square with the score on 244.
Ganga also removed Cariah, stumped by Gibran Mohammed with 16 runs needed for victory. The other Bamboo batsmen could not bring home the win.
Cariah also had a good night with the ball, snatching three for 51.
He picked up the key wicket of Evin Lewis, who top-scored for PowerGen with 82 off 114 balls.
Lewis hit six fours and two sixes before he was bowled by Cariah—230 for four.
Gregory Mahabir was also among the runs for PowerGen, scoring 70 off 64 balls, while Jason Mohammed hit 30 off 27.
The second semifinal, between reigning champions Queen's Park Cricket Club and Merry Boys, took place yesterday at UWI, St Augustine.