Permaul, Bishoo strike on familiar grounds

Devindra Bishoo picked up 3-23

Veteran spin twins Veerasammy Permaul and Devindra Bishoo bamoozled the opposition with tantalizing bowling during the second warm up match of the Guyana Amazon Warriors ahead of their first match of the HERO Caribbean Premeir League (CPL) tomorrow.

Left-arm orthodox spinner Permaul, picked up 3-24 while his leg break partner Bishoo snared 3-23 against Reyad Emrit’s XI last evening at the Guyana national Stadium, Providence.Anthony Bramble and Trevon Griffith got off to a blazing start but Permaul ended that collaboration by dismissing of Bramble for 16 while Warriors’ skipper, Shoaib Malik removed Griffith for 14 in the following over.

Both batsmen fell with the score on 32.

Shoaib Malik is settled on the Providence pitch

Gajanand Singh’s torture at the wicket was soon ended by  an unplayable skidder from Bishoo while Chris Green and Roshan Primus were ordinary with the bat. Green could only score four singles and Primus, six, before falling to the leg break bowler.

Christopher Barnwell was the stand out batsman with a 25-ball, 36, an innings that included two sixes and two fours to allow his side to reach 133 all out in 18.4 overs.

Speaking to the media at the end of the match, head Coach of the Warriors, Johan Botha, said the team has impressed during the two warm-up matches and it was easy to select the 12-man  team  heading into the first match against St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots tomorrow.

In reply, skipper of the side, Shoaib Malik and Luke Ronchi both got accustomed to the spinners, milking the bowlers as they notched up 37 and an unbeaten 48  respectively.  The pair shared a stand of 68 that helped their side to post 156 in their allotted overs.

They passed the target during the 16th over after building on the foundation set by the top order.   Chadwick Walton, played his natural game, hit two boundaries before being undone by Keemo Paul while Shimron Hetmyer carted a quartet of boundaries in his innings of 17.

Green picked up 2-20 with Imran Tahir and Keemo Paul picking up one a piece.

CPL bowls off locally on Thursday with Guyana hosting seven matches.

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