Contrasting half-centuries from openers Chandrapaul Hemraj and Tagenarine Chanderpaul along with skipper Leon Johnson, placed the defending Regional 4-day champions, the Guyana Jaguars in a strong position on day one of their opening fixture against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at the North Sound ground in Antigua on Thursday.

The Jaguars won the toss and elected to bat, a decision well rewarded as they posted 210-4 at stumps on the first day of their day/night encounter.

Hemraj and Chanderpaul put on an opening stand of 70 for the first wicket, the aggressor Hemraj who went for 52 (60 alls, 6x4s, 2x6s). Meanwhile, Chanderpaul built a 74-run stand with his skipper Johnson before the latter departed having made 59 (120 balls, 8x4s, 1×6).

Yet another fifty (56) run partnership was formed with Vishaul Singh but Chanderpaul was dismissed on 60 (243 balls, 7x4s).

Singh (25) was the other batsman to be dismissed on the final delivery of the day; Christopher Barnwell was left not out on 3 and will be joined by a new batsman when play resumes on Friday at 14:30hrs.



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