May 062013

Trinidad & Tobago 170 (Simmons 79, Miller 5-41) and 179 (Khan 50*, Bernard 6-39) beat Jamaica 246 (Baugh 88*, Richards 5-46) and 102 (Baugh 38*, Richards 3-21, Emrit 3-25) by 3 wicketsScorecard

Trinidad & Tobago held on to a three-wicket victory over Jamaica in their semi final, and will proceed to the final on May 9th where they will play Barbados. Jamaica chose to bat, and were at one point 87 for 6 thanks to some incisive bowling from Marlon Richards. Carlton Baugh played the lone hand with an unbeaten 88, with Tamar Lambert scoring a vital 38. Last man Sheldon Cotterrell scored 44 to help boost Jamaica’s innings to 246. Richards would claim 5 for 46.

T&T lost opener Jeremy Solozano through a run out, but Lendl Simmons and Yannick Cariah were involved in a 64-run partnership to help steady the innings. However T&T’s innings was kept in check by Nikita Miller’s spell of 5 for 41. Contributions from Simmons (79), Cariah (26) and Akeal Hosein (24) helped push their score to 170 before they were dismissed.

Jamaica would not fare any better in their second innings, as Richards and Rayad Emrit did the major damage with three wickets each. Apart from a 39-run partnership between David Bernard and Carlton Baugh, who once again top-scored with 38 not out, the team was shot out for 102, leaving T&T 179 runs to chase.

After being reduced to 73 for 6, Imran Khan and Rayad Emrit ensure the team would make it to the target, albeit seven wickets down. Bernard waged a lone war, taking six of the seven wickets that would fall.

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