GHE v JS Day 4 Highlights: A strong start from the scorpion, to the mammoth Target set by the Harpy Eagles

The fourth leg of the West Indies Championship between the Guyana Harpy Eagles and the Jamaica Scorpions at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, ended the fourth day yesterday with a determined display of batting from Jamaica in the final two sessions.

At the end of yesterday’s match, Jamaica were 176-1 in 43 overs to chase the mammoth target of 459 runs set by harpy eagles and they are still 282 runs behind. Eagles declared their second innings at 294 – 7 after the lunch break on Day 3 to add to their 163-run advantage from the first innings.

Tagenarine Chanderpaul launches Abhijai Mansingh to the long-on boundary during his innings of 89.

They started the fourth day with a 301-run lead, with Tagenarine Chandrapaul (60) and Tevin Imlach (50) coming into the middle as the team trailed on 128-4. These two teams managed to build a partnership of 175 runs for the fifth wicket. Chanderpaul was out for 89 runs.

Kevin Sinclair came on just before the end of the first session and promptly sent the shot to Imlach to score his maiden century in the over before the break.

In the second session, the Harpy Eagles scored some quick runs, led by Imlach, assisted by Sinclair (18) and Motie (18*). At that time, Eagles captain Imlach announced that he would be declared while he was unbeaten on 136 off 217 balls.

Marquino Mindley finished with spectacular figures of 6-54 while Jamaican skipper Jermaine Blackwood took 1-41.

Scorpions started their chase in the second session as well when he dismissed Leroy Lugg (10) who contributed the first ten runs of the innings. Skipper Blackwood then came into the middle to partner Tevin Gilzean.

Gilzean and Blackwood both scored half-centuries to give their side a fighting chance of victory going into the final day. Gilzean scored 81 off 134 balls including 14 fours while Blackwood scored 66 off 124 balls with 11 fours.

Ronsford Beaton took the scorpion’s first wicket.

SUMMARY: Guyana Harpy Eagles 278 all out in 88.1 overs (Leon Johnson 150*, Tevin Imlach 46, Kevlon Anderson 36; Marquino Mindley 3-34; Derval Green 2-43, Ojay Shield 2-66) & 294-7 Dec. from 92.4 overs ( Tevin Imlach 136*, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 89, Mindley 6-54; Jermaine Blackwood 1-41) lead Jamaica Scorpions 115 from 35.5 overs (Green 42, Nicholson Gordon 22*; Nial Smith 5-39, Veerasammy Permaul 3-22, Ronsford Beaton 2-22) & 176-1 from 43 overs (Tevin Gilzene 81*, Blackwood 66*; Beaton 1-67) by 282 runs

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