Jaguars wrap up Hurricanes early on final day

Gudakesh Motie wrapped up the match early on the final day.

Guyana Jaguars extended their unbeaten streak to 13 matches after swiftly wrapping up the Leeward Islands Hurricanes, winning their second round match by nine wickets on the final day of the Cricket West Indies Regional four-day tournament.

The defending champions, who last lost a match during the ninth round, two seasons ago to the very team, needed less than an hour yesterday to finish proceedings.

Hurricanes, resuming on 130-7 with a lead of 23 runs, only batting 12 balls before losing their final two wickets being dismissed for 138 in 58.1 overs.

Rajendra Chandrika was unable to resume his innings due to a finger injury.

Jaguars, in their second innings, reached 32-1 from 6.3 overs, losing Tagenarine Chanderpaul along the way.

The 23-year-old, left-arm spinner, Gudakesh Motie dismissed Jeremiah Louis with the penultimate ball of his first over.

Louis was unable to add to his overnight score of 17 as he was caught by Jaguar’s captain, Leon Johnson.

Motie also struck with his next delivery which trapped Sheno Berridge leg before wicket, leaving Alzarri Joseph stranded on 23 from 35 balls.

Motie ended with 3-11 while left-arm orthodox spinner Veerasammy Permaul took 5-57.

When Jaguars came out to bat, Chanderpaul fell to the first ball of the second over, caught by substitute fielder, Terrence Warde for one.

However, Trevon Griffith and Johnson finished proceedings swiftly, ending on 13 and 15 respectively.

The tournament will now take a break for the Christmas holidays with action resuming on January 4. Jaguars will take on Barbados Pride in Barbados with the Hurricanes to battle Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in Trinidad.

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