Man-of-the-match Andre McCarthy’s run-a-ball century and Nikita Miller’s four-wicket haul combined to hand the Jamaica Scorpions 46-run victory (D/L) over the Guyana jaguars at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua on Thursday.
It was the Scorpions’ second win of the CWI Super50 competition.
Chasing 215 off 34 overs after rain had delayed play for more than an hour, the Guyana Jaguars had their middle order ripped out by off-spinner Nikita Miller who finished with 4 for 22 to lead the Scorpions to victory.
Only Shimron Hetmeyer, who scored 40 from 43 balls, offered any real resistance as the Jaguars were bowled out for 168 off 30.2 overs. Russell took 2 for 24 off his six overs.
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.
He was eventually yorked 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.
Walton went on to make 33 before he was trapped lbw by Shefane Rutherford.
Andre 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.