PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Jason Mohammed rescued his season with an unbeaten half-century as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force batted all day, to put leaders Guyana Jaguars under pressure in their sixth round Regional Four-Day contest here Friday.
The 32-year-old Mohammed has endured a wretched run in the current campaign, mustering just 91 runs from eight innings. His previous highest score was 19 against Barbados Pride in the last round two weeks ago.
However, he put that dismal form behind him to top score with an unbeaten 79 as Red Force reached 264 for five in their second innings at the close at Queen’s Park Oval.
He struck eight fours in an innings spanning 189 deliveries and just shy of four hours.
Mohammed put on 51 for the fifth wicket with Yannic Cariah (15) and has so far added 83 for the sixth with Imran Khan who was unbeaten on 40 off 94 balls.
Their knocks followed the enterprise of openers Joshua Da Silva who hit 49 and Jeremy Solozano, 45, the pair posting a handsome 84 for the first wicket, after the hosts resumed the day on 13 without loss.
West Indies left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer (2-32) removed both openers in a slide that saw Red Force lose four wickets for 46 runs before Mohammed stepped up to stabilise the innings.
Crucially, Red Force lead by 222 runs heading into day three of the contest.
Cricketwindies is the leading voice for Caribbean and International cricket news, information and opinion. We’re a community of cricket fans who follow all cricket. In other words, a bunch of high-strung, fanatical cricket enthusiasts who have far too much time on their hands.
For many years the West Indies team ruled the cricket world, playing undefeated in a Test series for over 15 years. Recently the West Indies team has suffered several losses but with the emergence of new high-calibre players the future for the West Indies cricket team looks very good!
West Indians are passionate about their cricket, quick to cheer when the team performs well but also quick to criticize a poor performance. Thousands of West Indians always turn out to watch their team play .... and hopefully win!
Cricket is seen as a unifying force in the West Indies, bringing together players (and supporters) from across the region. This gentleman's game has brought considerable exposure to the islands of the Caribbean, with the West Indian cricketers being remembered not only for their incredible talent and skills but also for their deportment and sense of fair play.