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T&T goes under by 7 runs

Defending champions Trinidad and Tobago suffered their second successive loss in the regional U-15 cricket series, when they went under to Guyana by seven runs at Lucas Street.

Batting first, Guyana struggled to 133 all out as the T&T bowlers continued their impressive showing in the tournament. Chasing a relatively simple target of 134 runs to win the match, the T&T batsman barring opener Kyle Roopchand failed to deliver and in the end they were 126 all out. Roopchand the right hander from Naparima College, batted with great assurance but he saw wickets fall regularly at the other end. He counted 37 but could not save his team, as batting mainstay and skipper Tariq Mohammed continued to struggle and recorded his second successive duck.

Versatile Guyanese all rounder Sheldon Charles was the pick of the bowlers for Guyana, taking three wickets for 24 runs. However, doing the early damage was Andre Seepersaud who bowled his 10 overs for just 14 runs and collected two wickets,

Earlier, Guyana struggled on a slow pitch and lost wickets at regular intervals. However, Charles arrived in the middle order to steady the ship and counted 42 runs. He faced 84 balls striking four fours and carried the score past the 100-run mark. The best of the T&T bowlers was all rounder Darren Samlal who grabbed four wickets for just 18 runs. Also among the wickets once again for T&T was Aneil Pittiram who claimed 3/30.


At Lucas Street: Guyana 133 all out (Sheldon Charles 42, Darren
Samlal 4/18, Aniel Pittiram 3/30) vs T&T 126 all out (Kyle Roopchand 37, Sheldon Charles 3/24) – T&T won by 7 runs.

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