Jaguars beat Volcanoes to rattle off second straight win

first_imgGROS ISLET, St Lucia, (CMC) – Guyana Jaguars made it a little messy in the end but rattled off their second straight win in the Regional four-day championship when they defeated Windward Island Volcanoes by seven wickets inside three days here Saturday.The three-time reigning champions limited the hosts to 244 all out in their second innings, with frontline left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul claiming four for 53 and West Indies A fast bowler Keon Joseph picking up three for 53.Nineteen-year-old seamer Sherfane Rutherford supported with two for 50 to end the match with an eight-wicket haul.Former Test batsman Kirk Edwards top-scored with 54, Kavem Hodge got 44 while skipper Tyrone Theophile scored 37 and Shane Shillingford, 36.Set a mere 39 runs for victory, Jaguars lost three wickets before stumbling over the line, to follow up their victory over Jamaica Scorpions in Georgetown last weekend.Resuming the day on 54 for one – still 152 runs behind – Volcanoes suffered an early blow when Theophile fell in the day’s second over after adding a single run to his overnight 36, edging Joseph to Rajindra Chandrika at second slip with the score on 58.Edwards then anchored a key 58-run, third wicket stand with Roland Cato, who made 19, as Volcanoes rebuilt.Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul claimed four for 53The right-handed Edwards faced 80 balls and struck four boundaries before becoming the first of two wickets to fall in the space of seven balls when he was smartly caught at first slip by Chandrika off Rutherford.Cato followed soon after to leave Volcanoes on 120 for four but Hodge arrived to prop up the innings in a 43-run, fifth wicket partnership with wicketkeeper Gian Benjamin who made 17, before adding a further 35 for the sixth wicket with Shillingford.Hodge struck five fours in a 96-ball knock before he was sixth out, playing on to Joseph, sparking a slide that saw the last five wickets fall for 46 runs, as Permaul ran through the tail.Jaguars then made things difficult for themselves as they lost a handful of wickets before reaching their target.Chandrika top-edged an ill-advised pull at a short ball outside off-stump from pacer Obed McCoy and was caught by Hodge at short leg for seven with the score on nine.With the score on 25, Chandrapaul Hemraj fell for seven, nicking an uncertain prod at pacer Ray Jordan (2-23) and captain Leon Johnson flashed at a wide one from the same bowler and was taken at gully by Audy Alexander for four, with five runs added. VOLCANOES 1st innings 151Jaguars 1st innings 357Volcanoes 2nd Innings(overnight 54 for one)D Smith c Rutherford b Joseph 0*T Theophile c Chandrika b Joseph 39K Edwards c Chandrika b Rutherford 54R Cato c Johnson b Shepherd 19K Hodge b Joseph 44+G Benjamin c Vishaul Singh b Permaul 17S Shillingford c wkp Bramble b Permaul 36A Alexander c Chanderpaul b Permaul 11R Jordan c Permaul b Rutherford 11S Lewis lbw b Permaul 0O McCoy not out 0Extras (b3, lb6, w4, nb2) 15TOTAL (all out, 65.3 overs) 244Fall of wicket: 1-10, 2-58, 3-116, 4-120, 5-163, 6-198, 7-211, 8-236, 9-237, 10-244.Bowling: Joseph 16-4-53-3, Shepherd 13-5-43-1, Hemraj 1-1-1-0, Paul 7-0-36-0, Permaul 20.3-5-53-4, Rutherford 8-1-50-2.JAGUARS 2nd innings (target: 39 runs)T Chanderpaul not out 11R Chandrika c Hodge b McCoy 7C Hemray c wkp Benjamin b Jordan 8*L Johnson c Alexander b Jordan 4V Singh not out 8Extras (w2, nb1) 3TOTAL (3 wkts, 14.5 overs) 41Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-25, 3-30.Bowling: McCoy 3-1-8-1, Jordan 7-1-23-2, Cato 4.5-0-10-0.last_img read more

Kane insists he can get better of Van Dijk and help Spurs upset Liverpool

first_imgHARRY KANE is challenging Tottenham to smash the Anfield fortress — claiming: Liverpool are NOT invincible.No Premier League team has managed to beat Jurgen Klopp’s troops so far this season.2 Kane has vowed to get one over on Van Dijk… and LiverpooollCredit: GettyAlready some Kop fans are dreaming of staying unbeaten until May and emulating Arsenal’s 2003-04 Invincibles campaign.In fact, Liverpool have not lost on Merseyside since a Carabao Cup exit to Chelsea in September 2018.And you have to go back to April 23, 2017, for the Reds’ last league defeat at home — against Crystal Palace.But talismanic striker Kane, 26, urged his team-mates to make history today, saying: “Momentum-wise, a victory would give us a huge lift.“Probably not many people will expect us to win away at Anfield, so if we can do that it will hopefully give our Premier League season a big boost.“Liverpool have started the season as good as anyone else — especially their home form.“They have a great crowd who really get behind their team and try to push them on, so we’re expecting a tough game.”But we have been there before, we’ve picked up results there before, so we just have to concentrate on us and do what we can to claim the win.”Spurs are already 13 points off leaders Liverpool after just nine matches and have had a stop-start beginning to the campaign.If they need any encouragement, then Manchester United showed in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last weekend that there is a game plan to stop and frustrate Liverpool.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Chelsea, Newcastle and Liverpool vs Spurs scores this coming week and win £100United came within five minutes of an upset before Adam Lallana’s dramatic leveller.In one clip which went viral on social media, United striker Marcus Rashford managed to get the better of PFA Player of the Year Virgil van Dijk, out-muscling the defender during a tussle for the ball.Asked if he had seen Rashford’s battle with the Dutchman, Kane replied: “I didn’t see it live but I saw a load of pictures on Instagram.“Van Dijk is a great defender but he’s not invincible and Liverpool are not invincible. We just have to concentrate on ourselves.”Any team can be beaten on any day and we just have to try to make sure we do that at Anfield.”Kane has scored five goals in ten matches against Liverpool and the clash with towering Van Dijk, 28, could prove decisive in the outcome this afternoon.He said: “As a striker, it’s not just one versus one on the pitch, there’s a lot that goes into it.“Van Dijk is an amazing defender and he has had a fantastic couple of years at Liverpool.“So from my point of view, it’s just about playing my game and making my movements, doing my runs and trying to get on the scoresheet, trying to get assists.“At the end of the day, it’s a team game, so we all have to be on it with each other — so that’s the main aim.”We’ve had a little bit of a rivalry over the past couple of years because we’ve been competing at the top of the Premier League and in the Champions League.Kane on Spurs vs LiverpoolLiverpool beat Tottenham three times in 2018-19, ending the season with a 2-0 triumph in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1.Kane played in that showpiece occasion but was an ineffectual figure, and not fully fit, having suffered an ankle injury two months earlier.Clearly, it is still a painful memory for a player who holds himself and those around him to the highest possible standards.Kane admitted: “We’ve had a little bit of a rivalry over the past couple of years because we’ve been competing at the top of the Premier League and in the Champions League.“And that’s what happens when you get two good teams at a high level. You want to win, you want to come out on top.“They came out on top in May or June, whenever it was… I’ve tried to forget it!“It’s the first time we have played them since but, look, that is in the past.”We have to concentrate on us now and we have a lot to do to turn our Premier League season around.“Liverpool have a great attacking trio or four — but so have a lot of teams in the Premier League these days.2MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this year“When you look at the top six teams now, there are a lot of great attacking players.“It’s not just the attack that is going to win the game, it’s the defence, the whole team, and that’s what we have to do.“We just have to stick together and try to deliver the victory.”Liverpool vs Tottenham – Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for big Premier League clashlast_img read more