Nash leads fight back after spinners make key strikes

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, – CMC – Discarded Test batsman Brendan Nash was leading a Jamaica fightback after Guyana?s spinners struck key blows to leave the fourth round Regional Four-Day contest evenly poised after the second day here Saturday.

Brendan Nash

The left-handed Nash was unbeaten on 46 at the close as Jamaica reached 146 for three at the close at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.

He was partnered by captain Tamar Lambert (13 not out) with whom he has so far shared a fourth wicket stand of 63.

Earlier, Guyana were dismissed for 294 after resuming the day on 217 for six.

The in-form Assad Fudadin got 39 while Royston Crandon scored 33.

Leg-spinner Odean Brown bowled superbly to finish with six for 100 while left-arm spinner Nikita Miller took two for 56.

Jamaica were cruising at 49 without loss before captain and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul (2-24) and Test leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo (1-34) combined to engineer a minor collapse.

Opener Danza Hyatt was caught at slip by Leon Johnson off Permaul for 21 at 49 for one before fellow opener Brenton Parchment was prised out by Bishoo for 35 at 69 for two.

Permaul then claimed Donovan Pagon for 15 before Nash and Lambert came to Jamaica?s aid.

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