Saturday 31 July 2010 

Guyana To Meet Barbados In Caribbean T20 Final

Guyana To Meet Barbados In Caribbean T20 Final
Guyana To Meet Barbados In Caribbean T20 Final
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Guyana held off hard-charging Trinidad & Tobago by four runs to book their place in the final. Batting first, they made 175 for seven in 19 overs thanks to Travis Dowlin's 59 in 39 balls, Sewnarine Chattergoon's 36 and Esuan Crandon's 30 before Kieron Pollard showed his class once again with a haul of four for 31.

Adrian Barath then slammed 54 in 44 balls before T & T lost wickets to put Guyana on top as Royston Crandon took four for 37. However, a late charge was led by Pollard, who smashed 55 in 20 balls, with six sixes before his side was eventually bowled out for 171 with one ball unused.

They will play Barbados in the final after they saw off the challenge of Jamaica to win by six wickets. Danza Hyatt hammered 89 in 50 balls, thumping eight sixes as Jamaica reached 153 for nine from their 20 overs but Barbados kept it tight enough with the ball to prevent any other player passing 16.

Dale Richards (40 in 21 balls) and Jonathan Carter (54 in 34 balls) then set up the run chase before swift unbeaten innings of 13 and 17 from Dwayne Smith and captain Ryan Hinds sealed the game with seven balls to spare.

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