Guyana in second place with upset win over Trinidad and Tobago

Sheldon Charles set the platform with 3-21 to restrict Trinidad and Tobago for a paltry score.

Guyana recorded their second win in the Cricket West Indies Regional Under-17 tournament defeating defending champions Trinidad and Tobago by three wickets in a rain-hit thriller at Gilbert Park Saturday.

The Guyanese bowlers did well to restrict Trinidad to a paltry score of 65 after the Trinidadians won the toss and decided to bat.

Pacer, Sheldon Charles provided Guyana with some early promise, striking in his first over and twice more in the first 12 overs of the match to leave Trinidad struggling at 35-4.

After the burst by Charles who ended with 3-21, off spinner Dwain Dick dented the middle order with figures of 3-16 while spinner Nigel Deodat picked up 2-7.

Tariq Mohammed and Rivaldo Ramlogan scored 14 each while Leonardo Julien with 13 was the only batsmen to reach double figures.

Guyana began their chase steadily with openers Sachin Singh and Navindra Persaud adding 24 before Persaud was run out. Singh fell for 21 with Yeudister Persaud, Andre Seepersaud, Shamar Glasgow and Dick soon following to send the Guyana camp in a spot of bother at 47-7.

However, Deodat and Charles returned to steer the innings to safety with scores of eight and nine respectively in a 16-run eighth wicket stand.

Nicholas Ali and Samir Ali took 3-30 and 3-15 respectively.

With two rounds to go, Guyana sits in second place on 12.9 points with two wins and one loss, only behind Leeward Islands by 0.3 point.

Barbados is third on eight points while Trinidad and Tobago and the Windward Islands have 7.2 points each.

Jamaica occupies the cellar position with 1.4 points.

Guyana will now play Jamaica and Barbados today and tomorrow respectively.

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