SUPER50: McCarthy scores century as Scorpions beat Jaguars by 46 runs
Jamaica Scorpions, playing without explosive opener Chris Gayle for successive games, scored a 46-run victory over Guyana Jaguars under the Duckworth-Lewis method in their fourth round match of the 2018 Regional Super50 in Antigua on Thursday.
The victory represents the second for Scorpions, which had lost their first two matches.
Man-of-the-match Andre McCarthy’s run-a-ball century and offspinner Nikita Miller’s four-wicket haul combined to hand Scorpions the victory at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.
Chasing 215 off 34 overs after rain had delayed play for more than an hour, Guyana Jaguars were bowled out for 168 off 30.2 overs with Miller picking up 4 for 22 from 7 overs. Allrounder Andre Russell supported with2 for 24 from 6 overs.
Only Shimron Hetmyer, who scored 40 from 43 balls, offered any real resistance.
Earlier, McCarthy hit five fours and six sixes as he and Fabian Allen who remained unbeaten on 47 shared in a 110-run fourth-wicket stand that laid the foundation for the Scorpions’ 264 for 9 of their allotment of 50 overs.
McCarthy was eventually dismissed for 105 by Keemo Paul on the last ball of the 45th over. Paul ended with figures of 3 for 46 off eight overs.
The Scorpions also got useful contributions from Rovman Powell, who while batting at three, mounted a second-wicket stand of 57 after they lost Steven Taylor three balls into the first over for a duck with only three runs on the board.
Powell went on to make 34 from 53 balls.
Russell has a brief cameo of 15 before he was caught on the long off boundary by Paul off the bowling of Romario Shepherd who cleaned up the Scorpions tail to end with 3 for 67 off his 10 overs.
In the other Group B fixture, English County Club Kent defeated USA by 27 runs.
Scores in the game: Kent 215 for 9 off 50 overs; USA 188 for 9 off 50 overs.
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