Leggie Imran Khan routs Hurricanes with five for 25

first_imgRED FORCE 1st innings 221HURRICANES 1st innings (o/n 36 for three)M. Hodge c wkp. Katwaroo b Webster 11K. Powell b St Clair 15K. Carty b Imran Khan 0D. Thomas c Pierre b Phillip 13A. Saunders b Imran Khan 49J. Hamilton b Pierre 28J. Louis c & b Imran Khan 5M. Mathew not out 22C. Holder lbw b Imran Khan 2J. Campbell c Solozano b Pierre 6S. Berridge lbw b Imran Khan 0Extras: (b-1, lb-2, w-1, nb-8) 12Total: (all out, 51 overs) 163Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-28, 3-36, 4-81, 5-110, 6-122, 7-138, 8-141, 9-152.Bowling: Phillip 9-1-38-1, St Clair 9-3-27-1, Webster 8-2-44-1, Imran Khan 15-7-25-5, Pierre 10-2-26-2.RED FORCE 2nd inningsA. Jangoo c Matthew b Berridge 38J. Solozano lbw b Holder 10Y. Cariah c wkp. Hamilton b Holder 7E. Nicholson c Saunders b Mathew 5D. Ramdin c Mathew b Berridge 28T. Webster c wkp. Hamilton b Louis 10S. Katwaroo b Louis 14Imran Khan lbw b Berridge 1K. Pierre not out 8D. St Clair not out 6Extras: (lb-11, w-1, nb-3) 15Total: (8 wkts, 49 overs) 143Fall of wickets: 1-52, 2-55, 3-66, 4-67, 5-86, 6-116, 7-119, 8-131.Bowling: Mathew 9-2-23-1, Louis 14-4-41-2, Berridge 12-1-34-3, Holder 11-1-19-2, Campbell 3-0-15-0.Position: Red Force lead by 202 runs. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Leg-spinner Imran Khan’s 20th five-wicket haul in first-class cricket undermined Leeward Islands Hurricanes and put Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in a good position in their eighth round Regional Four-Day match here yesterday.Khan snatched five for 25 as Hurricanes, resuming the second day at Queen’s Park Oval on 36 for three, struggled to 163 all out in their first innings.Left-arm spinner Khary Pierre supported well with two for 26.Akeem Saunders top-scored with 49 and wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton got 28, while Mervin Mathew hit an unbeaten 22 down the order.Armed with a lead of 58, Red Force also struggled and were 143 for eight in their second innings at the close – an overall lead of 202 runs heading into day three.Left-handed opener Amir Jangoo struck 38 while captain Denesh Ramdin got 28 but they were the only ones to show any resistance.Sheno Berridge claimed three for 34 while off-spinner Chaim Holder (2-19) and seamer Jeremiah Louis (2-41) picked up a brace of wickets apiece.Red Force had started strongly, however, with Jangoo putting on 52 for the first wicket with Jeremy Solozano who made 10.Jangoo was positive, striking six fours and a six in a cameo 30-ball knock but once he perished, the innings went into decline.Earlier, Saunders had rescued the visitors as he narrowly missed out on a well-deserved half-century.He added a promising 45 for the fourth wicket with Devon Thomas (13) and another 29 for the fifth wicket with Hamilton.Saunders faced 57 deliveries and struck eight fours before he was fifth out as part of a slide which saw the last six wickets fall for 53 runs.Khan snatched four of these wickets – including that of Saunders – to lead the rout.last_img read more

PNG 9s remain undefeated

first_imgPNG gave Fiji their first taste of defeat, 18-12 a short time ago.In the other results, Cook Islands drew with Samoa 16-16 and Tonga defeated Solomon Islands.The PNG-Fiji encounter was a close call with PNG leading into the half time break by 4 points.PNG were first on the score board, with a try to inspirational captain Israel Eliab.But the Fijians equalised through Etuate Qionmacawa for a score of 6-6.Fiji have themselves to blame, as their defence could not stop PNG forward Kato Otio from scoring, giving PNG a handy lead 10-0 into the water break.In the second 9 minutes of play, Adex Wera showed his pace, racing 70 metres to score.The 14-6 lead for PNG was cut to two points when Fiji number 13, Wame Turaganivalu scored but the kick was unsuccessful.The home crowd went silent, but it took few seconds only as more action happened. Finally Salias  Gahuna scored from the restart to give PNG an eventual 18-12 win.last_img read more