Live: Shakib’s heroic knock help Jamaica to get a fighting total

Jamaica Tallawahs have put a total of 154 runs for 5 at the end of their innings against Barbados Tridents.

Shakib Al Hasan’s heroic unbeaten knock of 44 runs of 32 balls alongside Andry McCarthy’s blistering fifty helped Jamaica to get a fighting total after suffering batting collapse.

After winning the toss at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Jamaica Tallawah’s skipper decided to bat first. Coming to bat, opening partnership failed to give a proper start to Jamaica as Kumar Sangakkara was caught by Kane Williamson in Rampaul’s first over.

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Lendl Simmons and McCarthy repaired the innings superbly. They built a partnership of 51 runs. After playing a brilliant knock of 30 runs, Simmions was exulted. Then, the tragedy part for Jamaica was happened as Wahab Riaz sent back three Jamaican batsmen in an over.

Then Shakib Al Hasan joined with McCarthy in the eleventh over after Riaz’s brilliant effort and made a 74 runs partnership. By the time of building this partnership McCarthy brought up his fifty off just 37 balls. Eventually, Shakib started to play blistering knock and score quick runs.

Though McCarthy was dismissed after scoring 60 runs off 44 balls with 3 sixes and 3 fours, Shakib Al Hasan remained unbeaten at the end of the innings. He scored quick 44 runs from just 32 balls to lead Jamaica post a comparative. His innings was included 5 fours and a six.

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