South Florida Cricket Round-Up: Three Crack Centuries In Semis

first_imgThree batsmen thrilled fans with a century each as the semi-finals of the South Florida Cricket Alliance, (SFCA), concluded last weekend.At MAQ ground, Lauderhill Jammers faced Port St. Lucie and decided to bat after winning the toss. However, they were soon reeling at 28 for 3 with wickets falling at 0, 21 and 28. It was then that Dean Morgan and Galvin Wallace came together, putting on a 270-run partnership.By the time the fourth wicket had fallen, Dean Morgan had added well-played 131 runs, which included 6 sixes and 4 fours. Wallace then found a useful partner in Elvis Watson and the pair added another 63 runs before Galvin Wallace departed with a top score of 178 runs off 82 balls. His innings contained16 sixes and 6 fours.Jammers went on to score 378 in their allotted 40 overs. The best bowlers for Port St. Lucie were Aaron Baldeau and Ricardo Mills who bagged 2 for 50 and 2 for 72, respectively. In reply, Port St. Lucie could only muster 118 for 7 in their allotted 40 overs with Neil Greene adding 56 including 3 sixes and 2 fours and Elton Tucker Jr. 12. They were the only batsmen who got into double figures. Omari Williams grabbed 3 for 33 from 8 overs which included 2 maidens, to give the Lauderhill Jammers a massive 260 run victory. St. Bess Vs TropicsSt. Bess faced Tropics at Miramar Regional Park north and batted first after skipper St. Christopher Brown won the toss and elected to bat. St. Bess reached 269 for 8 in their allotted 40 overs with Brian Trooper Gayle top scoring with 126 runs, which included 9 sixes and 5 fours from 85 balls. Shane Ford chipped in with 55 while Masood Mohammed added 24 and Clevon Sailsman, 18. Bowling for Tropics, Oswin Howard bagged 4 for 47 from 8 overs. In reply, Tropics were bowled out for 100 runs with Oswin Howard scoring 22 and St. Christopher Brown, 19. Bowling for St Bess, Sherwlyn Powell grabbed 4 for 16 from 6.2 overs and Chrishna Graham, 3 for 19 to hand St. Bess a 169 run victory.last_img read more

WI crush Pakistan to level series

first_img West Indies struck a major blow when they got the prized wicket of veteran Younis Khan for five, leg before wicket to Holder at 27 for three, but it was in the fifth over before the break that Gabriel turned the game on its head. With the second delivery, he removed skipper Misbah-ul-Haq without scoring to a catch at gully by Shai Hope after that batsman edged one into his pads, and was given out via DRS after the initial appeal went unheeded. Two balls later, new batsman Asad Shafiq also fell without scoring, nicking Gabriel to first slip where Kieran Powell held a juggling catch. Needing a virtual miracle after lunch to survive, Pakistan found themselves in deeper trouble when they lost two further wickets in the first 16 balls on resumption. The decisive third Test begins next Wednesday at Windsor Park. SCOREBOARD WEST INDIES 1st Innings 312 PAKISTAN 1st Innings 393 WEST INDIES 2nd Innings (overnight 264 for nine) D. Bishoo c Azhar Ali b Yasir Shah 20 A. Joseph c Mohammad Amir b Yasir Shah 7 S. Gabriel not out 0 Extras (b16, lb2, w3, nb1)22 Total (all out, 101.5 overs) 268 Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Powell), 2-41 (Hetmyer), 3-97 (Brathwaite), 4-155 (Chase), 5-235 (Hope), 6-235 (Singh), 7-236 (Holder), 8-252 (Dowrich), 9-261 (Joseph), 10-268 (Bishoo) Bowling: Mohammad Amir 21-8-44-1 (w1), Mohammad Abbas 25-6-57-2, Yasir Shah 39.5-12-94-7, Shadab Khan 17-0-55-0. PAKISTAN 2nd Innings (target: 188 runs) Azhar Ali c Hetmyer b Gabriel 10 Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Joseph 14 Babar Azam c wk Dowrich b Joseph 0 Younis Khan lbw b Holder 5 *Misbah-ul-Haq c Hope b Gabriel 0 Asad Shafiq c Powell b Gabriel 0 +Sarfraz Ahmed c Chase b Holder 23 Shadab Khan c wk Dowrich b Holder 1 M. Amir c Vishaul Singh b Gabriel 20 Yasir Shah b Gabriel 0 M. Abbas not out 0 Extras (b4, lb1, nb3) 8 TOTAL (all out; 34.4 overs) 81 Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Azhar Ali), 2-11 (Babar Azam), 3-27 (Younis Khan), 4-30 (Misbah-ul-Haq), 5-30 (Asad Shafiq), 6-35 (Ahmed Shehzad), 7-36 (Shadab Khan), 8-78 (M. Amir), 9-81 (Yasir Shah), 10-81 (Sarfraz Ahmed) Bowling: Gabriel 11-4-11-5 (nb1), Joseph 12-1-42-2, Holder 11.4-4-23-3 (nb2). Result: West Indies won by 106 runs. Series: Three-match series tied 1-1. Man-of-the-Match: Shannon Gabriel. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: R Kettleborough, B Oxenford; TV – R Illingworth. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC: A rampant West Indies flattened Pakistan for a record-equalling low at Kensington Oval as they romped to an emphatic 106-run victory in the second Test yesterday, to level the three-match series and set up a decider in Dominica next week. Set 188 for victory on the final day of the pivotal contest, Pakistan folded meekly for a paltry 81, about 38 minutes before the scheduled tea interval, to slump to their fourth loss in seven games at the historic venue and maintain their unenviable record of having never won a Test at the ground. The total equalled the previous lowest posted by India 20 years ago here and was also Pakistan’s second lowest-ever against West Indies, surpassing their record low of 77 in Lahore, 31 years ago. For West Indies, the victory came just 11 days after they lost the opening Test in Jamaica by seven wickets and marked only their third Test win in 17 outings over the last two years. “It was obviously a very good game for us. It was a collective team effort,” captain Jason Holder said afterwards. “I always thought once we could give them in excess of 170, I felt we would be in with a very good chance on a day five pitch, the way it has deteriorated here.” West Indies were fired by speedster Shannon Gabriel who turned in a Man-of-the-Match effort with five for 11 from 11 overs, to claim his second five-wicket haul in Tests and end with match figures of nine for 92. Holder claimed three for 23 while 20-year-old pacer Alzarri Joseph supported with two for 42. Resuming the morning on 264 for nine, West Indies added only four runs before the innings ended, when Devendra Bishoo holed out to Azhar Ali at mid-off for 20, off the fifth ball of the day from leg-spinner Yasir Shah who ended with seven for 94. Gabriel then produced a lethal three-wicket burst to wipe out Pakistan’s top order and reduce the innings to rubble at 35 for five at lunch. He prised out Azhar in the seventh over of the innings for 10, pulling a short ball to Shimron Hetmyer at short mid-wicket with as many runs on the board and four balls later in the next over, Babar Azam completed a pair in the match when he touched a leg-side catch to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich off Joseph. Major blowlast_img read more