AT CONAREE, Guyana’s batsmen, led by Akashay Homraj, dominated Day 1 against the Windwards and finished in a good position in their bid to get first innings points. Homraj’s even hundred came in 151 minutes, from 103 balls and included 11 fours and three sixes. The number eight batsman breathed some life back into the Guyanese innings.
Up top, young batting sensation, Tagenarine Chanderpaul hit a quick half century. Chanderpaul smashed 11 fours in his knock of 66 to give his side a good start.
The middle of the Guyana innings was well held up by Brian Sattur, who made 46.
Shawn Pereira also batted well down the order, hitting 47, but his innings was much unlike the others, patiently coming off 132 balls. Guyana closed Day 1 in a commanding position on 334/9. The last wicket pair of Vishoal Narayan (0) and Steven Sankar (1) are both at the crease. (WICB website)
Guyana 1st Innings
Tagenarine Chanderpaul c Ray Jordan b Sherman Lewis 66
Shimron Hetmyer lbw Taryck Gabriel 19
Brian Sattur lbw Taryck Gabriel 46
Kamesh Yadram c Gian Benjamin b Ray Jordan 4
Ricardo Adams b Darius Martin 15
Shawn Pereira lbw Larry Edward 47
Romario Shepherd b Sherman Lewis 0
Akashay Homraj c Gian Benjamin b Larry Edward 100
Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai b Larry Edward 9
Vishoal Narayan Not Out 0
Steven Sankar Not Out 1
Total: 334/9 (90 Overs)
Extras: (13B, 2LB, 11NB, 1WD) 27
Windward Islands 1st Innings Bowling: Ray Jordan 9-1-33-1, Sherman Lewis 13-0-63-2, Darius Martin 12-3-38-1, Gidron Pope 3-2-5-0, Taryck Gabriel 28-8-78-2, Denson Hoyte 4-1-13-0, Larry Edward 18-2-81-3, Tonius Simon 3-0-8-0
Toss: Windward Islands won the toss and elected to field