Windwards trounce Barbados to snatch Super50 title

It was jubilation all over the Windward Islands as Roland Cato’s 50 helped the Windwards chase down 233 to defeat Barbados by three wickets in the day-night final of the West Indies Super50 Cricket Festival at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua Saturday night.

Cato came in at 72 for 3 and had a stand of 80 with Kavem Hodge (39) to set up a chase that would require a few contributions from the lower order, according to cricinfo.

In the end, it said Kyle Mayers (32) and Alick Athanaze (23*) hit run-a-ball knocks to help them chase the target down in the last over. Dominic Drakes was Barbados’ most successful bowler, taking 3 for 38 in his ten overs.

Earlier, Barbados had suffered a collapse, falling from 187 for 4 to 195 for 8. Jonathan Carter (80) put on 69 for the second wicket with captain Kraigg Brathwaite (30) and 68 for the third with Roston Chase (44) after Omar Phillips had fallen in the second over, cricinfo said.

But it said the combination of Shane Shillingford (2 for 44), Obed McCoy (2 for 29) and Larry Edwards (2 for 41) chipped away to bring Windward Islands back into the game.

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