ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Captain Jason Holder has rejected recommendations complacency was behind Barbados Satisfaction’s shock 51-run defeat to Jamaica Scorpions on Sunday night time.
Chasing a modest 219 at Coolidge Cricket Floor for a spot within the semi-finals of the Super50 Cup, Satisfaction slumped from a seemingly impregnable 141 for 2 within the twenty ninth over to 167 all out within the forty second over, shedding their final eight wickets for 26 runs.
Half-time off-spinner Andre McCarthy proved the unlikely hero for Scorpions, snatching a sensational hat-trick within the fortieth over as a part of a career-best six-wicket haul to demolish the Satisfaction batting.
“I don’t assume [it was complacency]. We had a very good chat earlier than we went out to bat and I simply sort of reminded the fellas of what’s at stake and find out how to go about it,” Holder stated.
“You’ve nonetheless obtained to be constructive, put stress on the Jamaica Scorpions bowlers and simply attempt to end the sport clinically.
“It didn’t occur for us and we’ve simply obtained to place our fingers up as people and say we weren’t adequate.”
Satisfaction loved a powerful begin to their run chase as West Indies batting star Shai Hope top-scored with 51 on the prime of the order, posting 52 for the primary wicket with Justin Greaves (36) and an extra 66 for the second wicket with Shamarh Brooks who made 27.
Hope’s demise, nonetheless, caught at level by Brandon King off left-arm spinner Fabian Allen within the twenty ninth over, triggered the collapse earlier than McCarthy accomplished the rout.
Holder stated he was at a loss to elucidate the sudden capitulation.
“I can’t put it to phrases. It was only a poor batting show,” the West Indies Check skipper lamented.
“We had been cruising within the sport at one stage and we simply didn’t take it deep sufficient. One of many prime 4 needed to be accountable to hold it deep.
“However having stated that, we must always have nonetheless gotten the runs. It was just a few fairly poor pictures, some tender dismissals on the very, very finish and it actually price us.”
Satisfaction’s lacklustre effort had began earlier within the subject, on the again finish of the Scorpions innings.
Left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop snatched 5 for 35 to scale back Scorpions to 87 for eight within the twenty fifth over however Satisfaction all of a sudden went flat and allowed quantity 10 Odean Smith to counter-attack with a superb unbeaten 68 of 75 deliveries.
Extra importantly, Smith posted 80 for the ninth wicket with Jamie Service provider (37) and 51 for the final wicket with Jeavor Royal (16) to push Scorpions to a aggressive 218 all out within the forty sixth over.
Nonetheless, Holder defending his aspect’s strategy, conceding that they had merely been outplayed by the Scorpions tail-enders.
“I assumed the three guys on the finish performed rather well,” Holder famous,
“Odean Smith performed a very good knock, he hit the ball rather well and hit the ball cleanly. Partnerships are supposed to be in-built cricket however we must always have gotten that 219.
“We threw round all of our bowlers – our frontline bowlers bowled, our part-time bowlers got here on and bowled.
“We misplaced Chemar Holder on the very very finish with the 2 [high] no-balls which actually didn’t assist the trigger, so I don’t assume there was far more we might’ve actually accomplished. I feel it’s effectively performed to the Jamaican gamers.”
The defeat was the fourth in 5 outings within the competitors for Satisfaction, leaving them backside of the six-team standings with 4 factors. (CMC)