Guyana 484 for 8 dec (Johnson 165, Vishaul 100, Charles 5-134) beat Trinidad & Tobago 120 (Jangoo 39, Permaul 4-43, Motie 4-46) and 147 (St Clair 28, Permaul 5-54, Paul 4-26) by an innings and 217 runs
Centuries from Leon Johnson and Vishaul Singh, along with Veerasammy Permaul’s nine wickets in the match, steered Guyana to an innings-and-217-run victory over Trinidad & Tobago in Port of Spain. The victory bolstered Guyana’s position at the top of the table, with three wins from four games.
Tagenarine Chanderpau gave Guyana a good start with 85 off 235 balls, his fifth first-class fifty, and shared a 174-run second-wicket stand with Johnson, who played out 360 deliveries for his 165. After Chanderpaul’s dismissal, Vishaul scored his ninth first-class century, 100 off 211 balls. They hit a total of 25 fours between them before Bryan Charles – who bagged a five-for – dismissed them both in the 140th over. Guyana slumped from 390 for 2 to 445 for 8, before Permaul and Gudakesh Motie stitched together an unbeaten 39-run stand for the ninth wicket to help the side declare on 484 for 8.
T&T slumped to 120 all out as Permaul and Motie ran through the side with their left-arm spin, taking four wickets each. This was after fast bowler Keon Joseph had dismissed opener Amir Jangoo and No. 3 Yannic Cariah in successive overs, following T&T’s opening partnership of 66.
Guyana enforced the follow-on and T&T were only marginally better in the second innings. Permaul was once again the chief wicket-taker, with 5 for 54. Fast bowler Keemo Paul also stepped up for Guyana, taking 4 for 26. Paul accounted for four of the first six T&T wickets, leaving them reeling at 62 for 6. T&T’s top scores were knocks of 28 from Imran Khan and Daniel St Clair, with captain Denesh Ramdin unbeaten on 22.