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Scorpions nonetheless alive – Royal efficiency palms Jamaica lifeline after slim Super50 victory over Hurricanes | Sports activities

The Jamaica Scorpions prevented elimination from the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 match with a six-run win over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes yesterday.

A tremendous efficiency with each the bat and ball from rookie Jeavor Royal gained him the Man-of-the-Match award and powered the Jamaicans ahead beneath the Duckworth Lewis Methodology, of their rain-affected encounter on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

Royal first got here up large with the bat, with Fabian Allen, to assist rescue the Scorpions innings, which was teetering at 135 for 9 within the thirty eighth over.

The duo added a Jamaica document of 85 runs for the tenth wicket, to spruce up the Scorpions rating to 220 all out in 48 overs and a supply.

The correct-handed Royal hit 38 runs from 40 deliveries with two fours and two sixes, whereas Allen scored 44 runs from 42 balls, with three fours and three sixes.

Captain Rovman Powell made 29 and Paul Palmer Jr, 23, as left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd bagged three for 23 from his 10 overs. There have been additionally two wickets every for Quinton Boatswain and Terrence Warde.

Royal then returned along with his left-arm spin to take away the harmful opener Kieron Powell for 17 and the in-form batsman Kacey Carty for 13, because the Hurricanes, who required 194 to win off 43 overs after three rain delays, faltered ultimately at 188 for eight.

Nitish Kumar contributed 51 from 96 balls and Devon Thomas 49 from 53 balls, with the duo sharing in a 64-run fourth-wicket stand.

Off-spinner Jamie Service provider weighed in with three invaluable wickets for 44 runs off 9 overs. There was a wicket apiece for vice-captain Derval Inexperienced, and Powell, who bowled brilliantly within the ultimate two overs, to dissipate the Hurricanes.

FOUR POINTS ON THE BOARD

With the win, the Scorpions get on the board with 4 factors, equal to the Barbados Delight, who they play tomorrow. The winner of that contest will be part of the Trinidad and Tobago Pink Pressure, the Guyana Jaguars, and the Windward Islands Volcanoes within the semi-finals.

For Royal, yesterday’s efficiency has lifted the arrogance of the group.

“I believed everybody pulled their weight, and we performed some good cricket in patches,” he mentioned after the match. “I need to say congrats to the boys. Sunday’s recreation is a giant one, however we have now a win beneath our belts now, and that may give us some confidence and perception to execute in Sunday’s decider.”

Tomorrow’s recreation bowls off on the Coolidge Cricket Floor at 12:30 p.m.

sports activities@gleanerjm.com

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