Port Of Spain, Trinidad – Seasoned international opener Kieran Powell carved out a ninth first class hundred as Leeward Islands suffered a late slide before holding on to edge Barbados Pride by two wickets in the third round of the West Indies Championship.
Resuming the third morning at Queen’s Park Oval on 13 without loss in pursuit of 247 for victory, Hurricanes were lifted by the left-handed Powell’s 104 and captain Jahmar Hamilton’s 55, to get over the line 23 minutes before tea, yesterday.
The result was not without drama, however. Powell and Hamilton posted 120 for the fifth wicket which appeared to have put the game beyond Pride’s reach.
But both perished in successive overs, leading to a swift middle order collapse which saw three wickets tumble for no runs in the space of 18 balls, and leaving Hurricanes tottering on 223 for seven.(CMC)