Barbados Pride on verge of yet another victory today
Barbados Pride are on the brink of handing the Trinidad & Tobago Red Force yet another defeat as they enter the fourth and final day today at Kensington Oval.
After capturing a first innings lead thanks to a late order batting stand, the home team led by an undefeated knock of 155 runs by opening batsman Shayne Moseley, posted a second innings score of 342/5.
The Pride started the day on 127 for 2 with Moseley on 49 runs and then he went on to share in two century partnerships, the first with opening partner and captain Kraigg Brathwaite on the second day and then with middle-order batsman Kevin Stoute for the sixth wicket, which they declared with Stoute on 55 and Moseley on 155.
Moseley’s 155 runs came off 314 balls and included 17 boundaries.
Stoute’s 55 runs came off 99 balls and included six boundaries.
This gave the Pride an overall lead of 376 runs with the Red Force given just over a day in order to chase it down for victory.
However, the opening bowlers for the Pride ripped their way through the top order batsmen of the Red Force with four wickets falling in the opening seven overs of their second innings.
Chemar Holder got things rolling with the first two wickets and then Kemar Roach picked up his two wickets in the seventh over, which were Denish Ramdin and Jason Mohammed.
The Red Force will be looking to recover from their slump as they are 48 for four off 18 overs at the close of play on the third day.
The Barbados Pride went into the fifth round match in the West Indies first-class Championship at Kensington Oval at the top of the table and will be looking to extend their lead by the end of today. (CG)