Corbin, Bonner lead HPC to another victory

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Kyle Corbin hit a stroke-filled 53, after an incisive spell from leg-spinner Nkrumah Bonner, propelling the West Indies High Performance Centre to a nine-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates in a Twenty20 match that brought the curtain down on their participation in the Carib-Asian Series yesterday.

Rajendra Chandrika

Corbin struck six fours and four sixes from 21 balls and shared 92 for the first wicket with Rajendra Chandrika, as the HPC successfully chased down a victory target of 99, formalising the result with 84 balls remaining in the match at the ICC Global Cricket Academy ground.

Chandrika struck half-dozen fours and a single six in 34 not out from 15 balls, as the result meant that the HPC played through the series unbeaten, including a six-wicket victory over the senior West Indies side.

Bonner had taken four wickets for 18 runs from three overs and Brandon Bess collected two for 14 from four overs, as the UAE were dismissed for 98 in 19.4 overs, after they were sent in to bat.

The bowling from the HPC side restricted the UAE batting, as Shaimon Anwer hit the top score of 23 before becoming one of Bonner’s scalps – but no other batsman from the home team reached 20.

Bess struck early and had UAE wobbling on 28 for three before Chirag Suri and Anwer added 42 for the fourth wicket to give the innings some backbone.

But Bonner cruelly exposed the frailty of the home team’s batting, as the UAE lost their last seven wickets for 28.

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