Jamaica Scorpions defeated defending champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force when they amassed a record 434-4 in the first semi-final match of the Regional Super50 Tournament at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua on Wednesday. The Scorpions’ 292-run victory was led by man-of-the-match Rovman Powell, who smashed 95 runs and took five wickets. Chadwick Walton (117 runs), Jermaine Blackwood (108) and Steven Taylor (88) aided the carnage.
Jamaica Scorpions will face the the Barbados Pride in the final on Saturday.
SCORPIONS 434 for four off 50 overs (Chadwick Walton 117, Jermaine Blackwood 108 not out, Rovman Powell 95, Steven Taylor 88; Ravi Rampaul 2-83)
RED FORCE 141 off 26.3 overs (Jason Mohammed 62 not out, Denesh Ramdin 27; Rovman Powell 5-36, Jerome Taylor 3-27, Renard Leveridge 2-31)
+C Walton lbw b Imran Khan 117
S Taylor c Ottley b Mohammed 88
J Blackwood not out 108
R Powell b Rampaul 95
J Campbell c wkp Ramdin b Rampaul 0
Extras (b1, lb11, w12, nb2) 26
TOTAL (4 wkts, 50 overs) 434
To bat: D Thomas, A McCarthy, D Jacobs, *N Miller, J Taylor, R Leveridge.
Fall of wickets: 1-174 (Taylor), 2-269 (Walton), 3-432 (Powell), 4-434 (Campbell).
Bowling: Gabriel 9-0-91-0 (w3), Rampaul 10-0-83-2 (w1), Emrit 8.3-0-78-0 (w3, nb2), Pierre 6.3-0-77-0 (w1), Mohammed 6-1-24-1 (w1), Imran Khan 10-0-69-1 (w2).
K Hope c Miller b Leveridge 17
E Lewis c wkp Walton b Taylor 18
K Ottley c wkp Walton b Leveridge 1
J Mohammed not out 62
N Alexis lbw b Taylor 0
*+D Ramdin c wkp Walton b Powell 27
I Khan c Blackwood b Powell 6
R Emrit c Taylor b Powell 3
K Pierre c wkp Walton b Powell 2
R Rampaul c wkp Walton b Powell 0
S Gabriel b Taylor 0
Extras (b1, lb1, w4) 6
TOTAL (all out, 26.3 overs) 142
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Lewis), 2-38 (Hope), 3-39 (Ottley), 4-40 (Alexis), 5-103 (Ramdin), 6-118 (Khan), 7-136 (Emrit), 8-141 (Pierre), 9-141 (Rampaul), 10-142 (Gabriel)
Bowling: Taylor 5.3-0-27-3, Leveridge 5-1-31-2 (w2), Jacobs 3-0-24-0 (w1), Powell 8-1-36-5, Miller 5-0-22-0 (w1)
Result: Scorpions won by 292 runs.
Position: Scorpions qualify for Super50 final.
Man-of-the-Match: Rovman Powell.
Toss: Red Force.
Umpires: G Brathwaite, N Duguid; TV – C Tuckett