“Trinidad plays the best 50-over cricket in the Caribbean for a while..”- Scorpions Skipper Rovman Powell

Powell’s Scorpions qualified for the final with a three-wicket win over the Guyana Harpy Eagles in Thursday’s semi-final at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Harpy Eagles scored 318/7 in 50 overs, while Scorpions scored 322/7 in 48.1 overs. Powell scored an unbeaten 105 off 92 balls, including 7 fours and 3 sixes.

The Jamaica Scorpions captain believes his unbeaten 105 against the Guyana Harpy Eagles on Thursday night was one of the best scores he has played in his career.

He put on a crucial fourth-wicket stand of 45 with Alvin Williams and then shared 34 and 37 with Dennis Bully (17) and Odean Smith (19) for an unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 37 with Javier.

Brandon Ling
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Powell came to the crease after Brandon King was dismissed for the third wicket after scoring 64 with the score on 101. About his innings, he said, “I think it is one of my better 100s.”

“I got a very good start. It was a very good wicket, to be honest, and so once I paced the innings and stayed at the wicket we would win.”

The skipper hailed King’s half-century, his second of the season, which sealed the win for the Scorpions.

“It was very important. It was important that someone get us off to a flying start and I think Brandon did that. It was just unfortunate that he couldn’t go a little longer.”

“We were looking to get to 100 in 15 or so overs for the middle order to settle in and push around the ball and I think Brandon’s innings really set that up nicely.”

Speaking further, Scorpions Skipper said that if they have any chance of dethroning the Trinidadian unit, it is imperative that his team improve in all three aspects of batting, bowling and fielding.

“Trinidad plays the best 50-over cricket in the Caribbean for a while now so it’s important for us to play very good cricket and improve batting, bowling, and fielding.”

“Today (Thursday) we dropped a few catches. In the final, we cannot drop Trinidad’s big players like that.”

CG Super 50, final will be played between the Red Force and the Scorpions at the Sir Vivian Richard Stadium, Antigua on Saturday at 2 pm.

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