New Delhi: Surprisingly Guyana remained unbeaten throughtout the Caribbean T20 tournament. They got off to the perfect start by winning their opening match against Windward Islands by five wickets.
Opener Travis Dowlin scored 60 and Jonathan Foo chipped in with 24 towards the latter stages of the innings as the winning target of 158 was chased down in 19.2 overs.
Off-spinner Lennox Cush joined in the party with a superb hattrick as the Combined Colleges and Campuses team were restricted to 142/9 in their 20 overs. Guyana knocked of the runs in the last over with four balls to spare.
The last round of matches in the entire competition was washed out without a ball being bowled, so the Guyana team missed out on an opportunity to clash with Barbados.
The semi finals between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) was a nineteen overs per side affair because of rain. The Guyana team got off to a great start as Dowlin and Sewnarine Chattergoon added 51 for the first wicket before Chattergoon was caught by T&T keeper Dinesh Ramdin of the bowling of Lendl Simmons for 36.
Dowlin continued to press on before he was dismissed with the score on 127. He made 59 of 39 balls and hit four sixes and two fours. Eusuan Crandon batting at number three made a useful contribution of 30 runs as Guyana ended up with a healthy total of 175/7.
Trinidad and Tobago looked to be dead and buried when they lost their sixth wicket with the score on 109 in the 16th over.
Dwayne Bravo bludgeoned 55 of 20 balls in an innings which was studded with six sixes which almost got T&T over the line.
Guyanese spinner Royston Crandon claimed three wickets in the last over to settle the issue in his team's favour by just four runs.
The finals was all about the Jonathan Foo show as Guyana took on Barbados at the Queen's Park Oval. Chasing a modest target of 135 for victory it seemed to be all over for the Guyanese team as they lost their seventh wicket with the score on 78.
But Foo was not having any of it and playing like a man possessed went on to score an unbeaten 42 in no time as Guyana romped to ultimate glory.