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Trinidad dominates Windwards as Ganga and Barath lead attack

Trinidad dominates Windwards as Ganga and Barath lead attack

Skipper Daren Ganga and rising star Adrian Barath powered host Trinidad and Tobago to a dominating 364 for six at stumps Sunday on the first day of their Carib Beer Series match with the Windward Islands at Guaracara Park.
Ganga (123 not out) won the toss and elected to bat first on a flat pitch that offered little aid to the bowlers.
Sixteen-year-old phenom Barath (101) and the left-handed Gibran Mohammed posted a solid 143 for the opening stand before Mohammed made a well-played 60 for his second half century since being promoted to the top of the side's order.
Barath again outscored his captain in reaching 101, his second century so far in only his third outing for the senior national team this year.
The young batsman followed up his 131 against the Leeward Islands with a blistering knock, notching 16 boundaries in his hundred, which came off just 129 deliveries in 145 minutes at the crease.
Windwards' bowlers gained strength in the middle session when Trinidad slipped from 143 without loss to 211 for five. Left-arm spinner Denis George snapped up three quick wickets, to end the day with figures of three for 73 from 19 overs.
Any hope the Windward squad had of wrapping up the innings quickly were dashed as off spinner Sherwin Ganga joined big brother Daren Ganga in adding 124 for the sixth wicket.
Daren Ganga brought up his eighth regional century in 209 minutes off 142 balls, having stuck seven boundaries and a six. He had just one boundary in his first 50 runs, which used up 90 balls.


Updated : 2021-01-19 04:25 GMT+08:00