WICB Media Release Trinidad and Tobago
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (WICB) — Rahkeem Cornwall’s half-century was in vain as Leeward Islands Hurricanes went down to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by nine wickets, on the final day of their eighth round contest here Monday.
Resuming the day in a dodgy position on 147 for five at the National Cricket Centre, Hurricanes rallied to 287 all out in their second innings, largely due to Cornwall’s bold 65.
Orlando Peters stroked 39 while Jeremiah Louis hit a defiant unbeaten 32.
Leg-spinner Imran Khan was the main wicket-taker with four for 80 and was supported by part-time off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine (2-44) and left-arm spinner Yannic Cariah (2-48).
Set 107 for victory, Red Force wasted little time in racing to their target off 13.3 overs, with opener Evin Lewis smashing a quick-fire 56 off 41 deliveries.
He struck nine fours and a six and posted 97 for the first wicket with Barbadian Kyle Hope who carved out an unbeaten 34 off 36 deliveries with four fours and a six.
Cornwall had earlier proved the mainstay of the Hurricanes innings with his second half-century in as many games.
All told, he counted seven fours and two sixes off 97 deliveries in 129 minutes at the crease.
He stretched his overnight sixth wicket stand with Peters to 75 and then put on another 50 for the eighth wicket with Louis, who struck six fours and a six off 62 balls.
Cornwall was eighth out, lbw to Imran Khan, as Hurricanes lost their last three wickets for 21 runs.
With the victory, Red Force picked up 18 points to move into third place in the standings on 74 points while Hurricanes earned three points to remain bottom on 39 points.
HURRICANES 225 all out (Jahmar Hamilton 53, Nkrumah Bonner 47, Rahkeem Cornwall 31, Montcin Hodge 24; Rayad Emrit 3-55, Marlon Richards 3-55, Imran Khan 2-63) and 287 all out (Rahkeem Cornwall 65, Keacy Carty 59, Montcin Hodge 40, Orlando Peters 39)
RED FORCE 406 all out (Imran Khan 82, Narsingh Deonarine 68, Steven Katwaroo 50, Marlon Richards 31 not out, Yannic Cariah 30; Rahkeem Cornwall 3-46, Gavin Tonge 2-56) and 111 for one (Evin Lewis 56, Kyle Hope 33 not out)
HURRICANES 1st Innings 225
RED FORCE 1st Innings 406
HURRICANES 2nd Innings (overnight 147 for five)
M Hodge c Hope b Richards 40
K Carty b Jagessar 59
D Cruickshank c Lewis b Cariah 4
O Peters b Imaran Khan 39
J Taylor lbw b Cariah 0
*N Bonner lbw b Imran Khan 18
R Cornwall lbw b Imran Khan 65
+J Hamilton lbw b Deonarine 1
J Louis not out 32
G Tonge c and b Imran Khan 0
A Joseph c Jagessar b Deonarine 10
Extras (b16, lb2, nb1) 19
TOTAL (all out, 94.3 overs) 287
Fall of wickets: 1-89, 2-108, 3-108, 4-112, 5-140, 6-215, 7-216, 8-266, 9-266, 10-287.
Bowling: Richards 13-3-41-1, Lewis 2-1-9-0, Imran Khan 30-7-80-4, Jagessar 19-5-38-1 (nb1), Deonarine 15.3-3-44-2, Cariah 12-2-48-2, Y Ottley 3-1-9-0.
RED FORCE 2nd Innings (target: 107 runs)
E Lewis c Peters b Bonner 56
K Hope not out 34
M Richards not out 4
Extras (b4, ln1, w10, nb2) 17
TOTAL (1 wkt, 13.3 overs) 111
Fall of wicket: 1-97.
Bowling: Tonge 2-0-15-0, Louis 1-0-11-0 (w5), Taylor 3-1-14-0, Cornwall 3-0-30-0 (nb2), Joseph 2.3-0-23-0, (w5), Bonner 2-1-12-1.
Result: Red Force won by nine wickets.
Points: Red Force 18, Hurricanes 3.
Man-of-the-Match: Imran Khan.
Toss: Red Force.
Umpires: Nandkumar Shivsankar, Christopher Taylor.