An excellent partnership of 162 between century-makers Shai Hope and Jonathan Carter left Barbados Pride in a strong position at the end of the third day of their top-of-the-table West Indies Cricket Board’s PCL match against Guyana Jaguars at Kensington Oval today.
Barbados Pride, after resuming at 71 for 1, eventually declared at a commanding 320 for 4, setting the Jaguars 405 for victory. At the close the visitors had responded positively and were on 52 without loss with openers Tagenarine Chanderpaul on 23 and Rajendra Chandrika on 28.
Earlier Hope finished unbeaten on 114 – his fourth first-class century and second in two matches, while Carter made 100 not out, his third first-class ton. Hope batted for 336 minutes, faced 225 balls and struck six boundaries. He reached his century in 308 minutes off 207 balls with five boundaries.
Carter batted for 141 minutes, faced 104 balls and hit eight fours and three sixes.
At the start of the day Kyle Corbin failed to carry on yet again and was dismissed for 33 trying to hit left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul over the top but edging instead to Leon Johnson at slip.
Shamarh Brooks again looked in good touch but his innings was curtailed after he nicked to Johnson off fast bowler Keon Johnson for 26 with the score on 146.
Roston Chase, who got a five-wicket haul in the Jaguars’ first innings, was then caught at second slip by Assad Fudadin off Joseph for three in the 61st over.
Carter and Hope then took the game completely away from the Jaguars with their partnership.