Leeward Islands’ Hurricanes swirled to a memorable six wicket win as they created history by recording the highest-ever fourth innings run-chase in regional cricket by beating Guyana Jaguars by four wickets in Round two action of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Professional Cricket League Digicel Four-day competition at Warner Park on Monday.
The win meant the Hurricanes gave the Jaguars their first loss since November 2014 and now leave them with lotS to ponder as the tournament progresses.
Hurricanes were set an imposing target of 369 and only needed 111.3 overs to pull the epic heist as they resumed the final day on 47-0 to finish at 372-6.
The chase was led by opener Montcin Hodge, who notched up his second First-Class hundred, a solid 114. His innings spanned 287 balls and included 10 fours and six.
Nkrumah Bonner made a stroke-filled 82 off just 112 balls, inclusive of three fours and two sixes, while opener Kieran Powell weighed in with 54 (113 balls, 5x4s, 1×6), Jahmar Hamilton 49 not out (43 balls, 3x4s, 1×6) and Jeremiah Louis 26 not out (40 balls, 2x4s, 1×6).
Bowling for Guyana Jaguars, left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul snared 4 for 109 off 40 overs.
Final scores in the match: Guyana Jaguars 293 and 233-8 declared; Leeward Islands Hurricanes 158 and 372-6.
The Jaguars will now move unto St. Lucia where they play the Windward Island Volcanoes in a day/night match at the Darren Sammy National Stadium beginning on November 26.