Adams snaps up his sixth ‘five for’

Stabroek News Sunday - - SUNDAY SPORT - By Roys­ton Alkins

Esse­quibo ended day one of their Guyana Cricket Board/Fran­chise League three–day com­pe­ti­tion against East Bank on 6 – 0 af­ter two overs of seam when bad light stopped play, trail­ing East Bank by 283 runs at the Tuschen Sports club ground, East Bank Esse­quibo yes­ter­day.

The open­ing day saw three bats­men from East Coast fail­ing to carry on af­ter scor­ing fifties as left – arm spin­ner An­thony Adams snared his sixth, five-wicket haul or more in this year’s com­pe­ti­tion.

The day be­gan with East Coast win­ning the toss and elect­ing to bat. Their open­ing pair of Ra­jen­dra Chan­drika and Brian Sat­taur took the side to lunch with the score sit­ting in 100 with­out loss at the break.

The pair saw off any at­tempt by the Esse­quib­ians to break the part­ner­ship with both bats­men un­beaten on 42 af­ter dish­ing out a few lovely shots along the way as their part­ner­ship blos­somed.

Both bats­men reached their fifties af­ter the break, Sat­taur be­fore Chan­drika who reached his from 79 de­liv­er­ies which in­cluded five fours and two sixes. He then threw his wicket away, hol­ing out to long off for 51 with the score on 110 – 1.

Chan­drika, mean­while, got to his, edg­ing a ball through the slip cordon. His half cen­tury came off 84 de­liv­er­ies and spanned 115 min­utes.

West Indies un­der – 19 bats­man, Bhaskar Yadram, who joined Chan­drika at the fall of Sat­taur’s wicket, helped Chan­drika carry the score to 157 – 2 be­fore Yadram, who smashed three sixes in his brisk 30, per­ished go­ing for another max­i­mum to give Akinie Adams his first wicket.

Akinie Adams had his sec­ond 15 runs later, re­mov­ing Chan­drika for (Roys­ton Alkins photo) 68, which spanned 114 de­liv­er­ies and in­clu­sive of nine bound­aries and a soli­tary max­i­mum.

Kamesh Yadram and Joshua Per­saud then came to East Bank’s aid af­ter three quick wick­ets fell. The for­mer was es­pe­cially pleas­ing on the eyes, eas­ing An­thony Adams through the cov­ers and whip­ping a de­liv­ery from him back­ward square for bound­aries as he got his in­nings go­ing.

Their part­ner­ship yielded 68 runs in an un­bro­ken stand to carry their side to 240 – 3 at tea. Yadram re­mained un­beaten on 23 from 77 balls while Per­saud, who played one of the shots of the day - a scin­til­lat­ing on drive for four, fin­ished the ses­sion on 44, be­ing the ag­gres­sor in the part­ner­ship.

Per­saud, who played a smart in­nings by work­ing the ball into the gaps while pick­ing up the odd bound­ary, reached his fifty in the sec­ond over af­ter the break by clip­ping seamer Nealand Cado­gan off his pads to reach his mile­stone.

Per­saud how­ever, soon af­ter per­ished like the bats­men be­fore him, play­ing an ill-ad­vised shot af­ter em­ploy­ing a poorly ex­e­cuted sweep shot to fall for 56 with five fours and three sixes, while the score moved to 265 for four.

It was soon 274 – 6 when Cado­gan re­moved Yadram (30) and Ram­nar­ine Chatura (7) in quick suc­ces­sion.

They were even­tu­ally dis­missed for 289 in the 86th over as Adams, who caused the lower or­der much worry, ended with 6 – 81 to con­tinue his im­pres­sive run in the league. His brother, Akinie Adams ended with 2 – 73 while Cado­gan had 2 – 55.

Left arm spin­ner An­thony Adams was once again among the wick­ets claim­ing 6 – 81 to dis­miss East Coast

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