Guyana Jaguars are in serious battle against the Leeward Island Hurricanes as they seek to avoid their first defeat in 16 matches of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League (PCL) 4-day tournament that continued on Sunday.
Playing the Vivian Richard Cricket Ground, Antigua, Jaguars ended close of play in their second innings on 108-2, with Captain Leon Johnson and Vishaul Singh at the crease on 51 and 16 respectively.
Guyana began day three 61-3 in their first innings but were bowled out for just 190 in 80.1 overs; Former West Indies seamer Gavin Tonge was the chief wicket taker with figures of 4-37.
At lunch, Jaguars were 160-6 as Singh (25), Devendra Bishoo (08) and Christopher Barnwell (07) all fell cheaply. Raymon Reifer (45) and the experienced Shivnarine Chanderpaul (48) help their side avoid some amount of embarrassment.
Off-spinner Rakheeem Cornwall picked up 3-59 and West Indies Under-19 pacer, Alazarri Joseph copped 2-34.
With a lead of 240, Hurricanes enforced the follow-on which immediately brought success as opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul was bowled by Joseph for 08 to leave the Jaguars 19-1 in the sixth over at tea.
The final session of the day saw Johnson and Test opener Rajendra Chandrika (20) bring up the team’s 50 after which Cornwall brought the demise of Chandrika to leave Guyana in a precarious position at 54-2.
Johnson and Singh then forged an unbroken 54-run third partnership to keep the Jaguars in the match heading into today’s final day.
The Jaguars will need to make 132 runs to make the Hurricanes bat again with eight wickets intact.