T&T batsmen hit form ahead of CLT20
Adrian Barath, Jason Mohammed and Denesh Ramdin all struck half centuries in Trinidad and Tobago’s final Twenty20 practice match before leaving for India on Monday for the Champions League Twenty20, which bowls off next Saturday.
Barath and Mohammed, playing for T&T A, hit 56 not out and 54 not out, respectively, in contrasting knocks that helped their team post a challenging 165 for two in 20 overs at the National Cricket Centre, Balmain Couva, yesterday.
Ramdin was the best batsman for T&T B, hitting 66 as they replied with 134 for seven.
For T&T A, Barath faced 57 balls, hitting two fours and a six as he batted through the innings to ensure his team got to a good score.
Yannick Ottley was the best bowler for Team B, taking one for 19 from his four overs.
Mohammed joined the opener following the dismissal of Evin Lewis for a 16-ball 22 (two sixes and one four) and Darren Bravo for 27 off 22 balls (two sixes and two fours).
Mohammed faced 25 balls and hit three sixes and four fours.
Ramdin batted for almost an hour, facing 39 balls and hitting two sixes and four fours to keep his team in the hunt, but did not get support from his teammates.
Adrian Ali (16 off 10 balls) and Yannick Ottley (10 off 17) were the only other T&T B batsmen to reach double figures.
Mohammed, Navin Stewart and Samuel Badree took two wickets each for T&T A, while Sunil Narine chipped in with one for 28.
T&T A 165-2 (20 overs) (Adrian Barath 56 n.o., Jason Mohammed 54 n.o., Darren Bravo 27, Evin Lewis 22; Yannick Ottley 1/19, Shannon Gabriel 0/38, Sherwin Ganga 0/36) vs T&T B 134-7 (20 overs) (Denesh Ramdin 66; Jason Mohammed 2/10, Navin Stewart 2/19, Samuel Badree 2/22, Sunil Narine 1/28, Ravi Rampaul 0/12)--T&T A won by 31 runs