Guyana Jaguars’ Leon Johnson and Vishaul Singh scored centuries yesterday as the Red Force endured another miserbale day in the field in their Regional Four-Day match at the Brian Lara Academy, Tarouba. Resuming the second day’s play on 245 for two, overnight batsman Tagenarine Chanderpaul failed to add to his 84 when he nicked a delivery from pacer Daniel St Clair and was caught behind by wicketkeeper Amir Jangoo.
The dismissal failed to ignite the home team as new batsman Vishaul Singh and Leon Johnson (106 not out) combined to take the game away from the hosts. The duo put on 183 for the fourth wicket. Singh, the left-handed batsman with three Tests under his belt, struck an even 100 from 211 balls with seven fours before he was out caught by Jangoo off Bryan Charles. The TT spinner was the only bowler to really trouble the vistors and singlehandedly pulled things back for the hosts, trapping new batsman Anthony Bramble for a duck. The Red Force’s spirits were lifted when Charles got rid of Johnson for a majestic 165 from 360 balls (18 fours) and then had the usually impenetrable Shivnarine Chanderpaul out bowled for just two as Guyana slipped from 390 for two to 402 for six. Guyana were 462 for eight at press time.
Summarised Scores: GUYANA 462/8 - Leon Johnson 165, Vishaul Singh 100, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 84, Keemo Paul 32, Bryan Charles 5/130 vs RED FORCE.