Hope, Ottley partnership secures T & T win

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Bishop: Exceptional partnership by Hope, Ottley

Defending champions Trinidad & Tobago made it two from two to start the 2016 Nagico Super50 with a nine-wicket trouncing of Barbados at Port-of-Spain on Saturday. Kyle Hope and Kjorn Ottley each finished unbeaten with 70 and 80 respectively in a 162-run second-wicket stand to blow past a Barbados first innings total of 161 with 14.1 overs to spare.

Barbados found themselves in trouble inside the power play after choosing to bat when openers Dwayne Smith and Kevin Stoute were dismissed for single figures. Roston Chase top-scored with 50 at No. 5 for Barbados but the next best contribution came from Justin Greaves who made 31 before being the ninth wicket to fall, the second to Rayad Emrit. Jon-Russ Jagessar wrapped up the innings in the final over by claiming Ashley Nurse for 21 and finished with figures of 3 for 24 to set up a brisk chase by Hope and Ottley.

Jamaica registered their first win of the competition with a 184-run demolition of ICC Americas in St Augustine. Batting first, Jamaica were 27 for 2 in the eighth over before Andre McCarthy wrested momentum for Jamaica with 118 off 119 balls in their total of 260 for 8.

McCarthy dominated a 105-run fourth-wicket stand with Tamar Lambert, who chipped in with 28. Jeremy Gordon took 3 for 32 and Ali Khan claimed 2 for 63 on List A debut but the spin combo of Danial Ahmed and Timil Patel went wicketless on the day.

In contrast, legspinner Damion Jacobs ran through the ICC Americas middle order to claim 5 for 22 as the Associate squad was bowled out for 76 in just 26.4 overs. Opener Steven Taylor made 12 and Nitish Kumar made 42 at No. 3 but no one else reached double digits in the chase.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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