Barbados snatch narrow advantage as Guyana rally

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Barbados snatched two key wickets to hold the edge against Guyana heading into today’s final day of their second round match in the Regional Under-19 Championship at Verchilds.

The Barbadians extended their overnight 140 for five to 207 all out to secure a first innings lead of 65 runs before striking twice as Guyana ended the second day on 75 for two – a lead of just 10 runs.

Kevelon Anderson, batting at number three, was resisting with an unbeaten 30 while opener Raymond Perez made 29.

The pair came together after Aley Algoo fell cheaply for five with 12 on the board, putting on a crucial 47 for the second wicket.

Anderson has so far faced 99 balls and struck a single boundary while Perez counted four boundaries in his 69-ball innings.

Earlier, Kilano Brathwaite completed a responsible 57 but Barbados lost their last five wickets for 67 runs to squander some of their advantage.

Resuming the day on 24, Brathwaite faced 121 deliveries in 139 minutes and counted seven boundaries, before he was ninth out.

He put on an important 34 for the seventh wicket with Raneil Smith who made nine.

Off-spinner Kevin Sinclair was the best bowler with five for 57.

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