Barbados, T & T head to front of Group A

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Bishop: One of Lewis’ best knocks

Opener Evin Lewis struck a run-a-ball 73 as Trinidad & Tobago defeated Jamaica by 84 runs at Queen’s Park Oval. Lewis propelled his side to a speedy start after electing to bat first before a middle-order collapse saw the hosts fall to 119 for 6 before the halfway point of the innings.

A lower-order revival was led by Rayad Emrit and Marlon Richards, who scored 43 and 31 respectively to get T & T past 200. Legspinner Damion Jacobs finished with 3 for 40 as Jamaica restricted T & T to 137 in 47.2 overs. Richards continued his solid match by ripping out the Jamaica middle order to claim 5 for 36 as the visitors were eventually bowled out for 137 in the 43rd over.

Barbados held off a gritty ICC Americas upset bid to win by four wickets in St Augustine. The Americas squad opted to bat first and were in trouble early at 103 for 8 in the 30th over before Alex Amsterdam‘s 73 off 87 balls propped up his side to a total of 183 in 43.1 overs.

Amsterdam received support from tailender Hammad Shahid with the pair putting on 73-run stand for the ninth wicket before Sulieman Benn claimed both men to wrap up the innings. The left-arm spinner was named Man of the Match for his 4 for 40.

Barbados were in trouble at 132 for 6 after legspinner Timil Patel burrowed into the middle order with a pair of wickets. However, a composed effort from Jonathan Carter saw Barbados across the line with an unbeaten 55 off 84 balls. Carter and Justin Greaves put on an unbroken 52-run seventh-wicket partnership to see Barbados to victory with 7.1 overs to spare.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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