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Jaguars Retake Lead Courtesy Vishaul 50

Jaguars Retake Lead Courtesy Vishaul 50

KINGSTON, Jamaica (WICB) -- Vishaul Singh struck an unbeaten half-century as reigning champions Guyana Jaguars brushed aside Jamaica Scorpions by seven wickets to regain top spot in the Regional four-day championship here Monday.

Playing on the final day of their sixth round game at Sabina Park, Jaguars successfully chased down a target of 182 to depose Scorpions as leaders, with Vishaul ending unbeaten on 63

They lost just one wicket – that of veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul for five – but Vishaul found an ally in Barbadian all-rounder Raymon Reifer to see Jaguars home in an unbroken 78-run, fourth wicket partnership.

Reifer, who was adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his fine all-rounder efforts in the contest, was unbeaten on 37.

All told, Vishaul faced 103 deliveries in a trifle over three hours at the crease and struck eight fours while fellow left-hander Reifer counted three fours and a six in a 63-ball innings.

Jaguars had resumed the day on 79 for two and benefitted initially from a 27-run partnership between Vishaul and Chanderpaul.

SCORPIONS 1st Innings 255

JAGUARS 1st Innings 262

SCORPIONS 2nd Innings 188

JAGUARS 2nd Innings (target: 182)

(overnight 79 for two)

T Chanderpaul ret. hurt 0

S Hetmyer c Blackwood b Miller 42

*L Johnson c McCarthy b Green 10

V Singh not out 63

S Chanderpaul c wkp Walton b Mindley 5

R Reifer not out 37

Extras (b14, lb7, w5, nb1) 27

TOTAL (3 wkts, 54 overs) 184

Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-79, 3-106.

Bowling: Taylor 8-2-33-0, Green 6-0-29-1 (w4), Mindley 10-0-19-1 (nb1), Miller 20-2-32-1, Jacobs 3-0-16-0, McCarthy 4-0-20-0, Campbell 3-0-14-0.

Result: Jaguars won by seven wickets.

Man-of-the-Match: Raymon Reifer.

Toss: Jaguars.

Umpires: V Smith, J Wilson.