CRICKET-UPDATE: Scorpions 82-7 chasing 67 for victory against Hurricanes
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Scorpions were left on the back foot on 82-7 at the Tea interval, still needing a further 67 runs for victory against Leeward Island Hurricanes on day three of their historic day/night Digicel Regional Four-day match at Sabina Park on Sunday.
Jermaine Blackwood and Jerome Taylor were unbeaten on 36 and 10, respectively and carry the hopes of a Scorpion victory.
Jeremiah Louis, who took 4-4 in the first innings has so far grabbed 4-23, and was aided by young West Indies seamer Alzarri Joseph (2-30) in inflicting the damage with the ball.
At lunch, the Scorpions were 11-0, chasing a victory target of 149, after dismissing Leeward Island Hurricanes for 133.
Earlier, the Hurricanes, who held a slight first innings lead of 15 runs, resumed their second innings from an overnight score of 32-5.
The visitors recovered well thanks to a 63-run eight wicket stand between wicketkeeper/batsman Jahmar Hamilton (45) and Jeremiah Louis (23) to post what could be deemed a respectable total under the circumstances.
Four bowlers took two wickets each in the Scorpions bowling attack.
First innings hero Jerome Taylor (2-21), Rovman Powell (2-12), leg-spinner Damion Jacobs (2-28) and Captain Nikita Miller (2-43), shared the wickets.