Brathwaite all-round fireworks too much for Pride

The USA won their first match of the domestic Super50 tournament. .

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – West Indies Twenty20 captain Carlos Brathwaite warmed up for next month’s tour of India with a scintillating Man-of-the-Match all-round performance as Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners stunned Barbados Pride by seven wickets here Wednesday.

The 30-year-old seamer claimed three for 21 from 10 superb overs as Pride, sent in at 3W’s Oval, were bundled out cheaply for 174 in the final over of their 50 allotted.

Opener Shayne Moseley struck a patient 49 and all-rounder Kevin Stoute, 37, but Pride’s top order once again struggled to string partnerships together.

Brathwaite, the Marooners captain, then shone with the bat, blasting an unbeaten 50 from 31 balls – his third List A half-century – as the hosts overcame a minor hiccup to reach their target in the 32nd over.

The barrel-chested right-hander smashed three fours and three sixes and was the catalyst for a match-winning unbroken 90-run, fourth-wicket partnership with Jonathan Drakes who ended on 41 not out.

Kjorn Ottley chipped in with 42 while fellow opener Kyle Corbin scored 40, as Marooners put together their most clinical performance of the Regional Super50 to upset their neighbours.

The defeat left Pride still in fourth spot without a win in three matches and with all to do if they are to climb into the top two in Group B and qualify for the semi-finals.

Marooners, meanwhile, collected their second win and will now climb into second above Leeward Islands Hurricanes who failed to beat USA in the day/night contest also on Wednesday.

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