CG Insurance Super50 Cup Match 3: Carty scores superb century as Leewards win in last over
A superb, unbeaten century by Keacy Carty and a cameo from Hayden Walsh jr, led Leewards Islands Hurricanes to a sensational victory over Barbados Pride in Match 3 of the CG Insurance Super50 Cup on Wednesday night.
Leeward Islands vs Barbados, Match 3, West Indies Insurance Super50 Cup
Leeward Islands 305/6 (49.3 ov)
Barbados 301/8 (50 ov)
Result - Leeward Islands won by 4 wickets
Carty, who was a member of the West Indies team which won the ICC Under-19 World Cup in 2016, produced a memorable knock with 123 not out. He hit nine fours and three sixes, to record his maiden List A hundred on a good pitch at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. He won the CG Insurance Man-of-the-Match award.
In the final stages with an asking rate of close to 14 runs per over, left-hander Walsh smashed three massive sixes in one over to score 28 off just nine balls which kept the chase alive. In a high-scoring contest, Barbados Pride made 301-8, Leewards Islands Hurricanes replied with 305-6 as they reached the target with three balls to spare and picked up their first points of the tournament.
“I just kept going because I kept the team goals in mind. I knew I had to stay there for the team and bat to the end. It was a really good knock but the others around me also played well and overall it was a great win for the team,” the 23-year-old Carty said. “I will look to do a similar kind of job in the next match and the others to come. We are confident and this win will give is a big boost.”
Shamarh Brooks earlier top-scored with 96 off 88 balls while left-hander Jonathan Carter made 58 off 91 balls. They added a record 160 for the third wicket. Fast bowler Quinton Boatswain, who claimed two wickets off successive deliveries in the 48th over, finished with 4-52 — his second four-for in as many matches — while leg-spinner Walsh claimed 3-75.
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