first_img-Alimohamed grabs five wickets in second inningsLEON Johnson was a class above the rest over the weekend as he lifted home team, the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), to an emphatic innings and 254-run victory over a disappointing University of Guyana side in the 2019 GISE Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall First Division Two Day clash at the Bourda ground.The national skipper, who ended the opening day (Saturday) on 154 not out, continued his majestic strokeplay on Sunday morning to push the home team to 405-8 before they declared. In the process, he registered a double-century. His 200 unbeaten runs came off 153 balls and included 12 fours and eight sixes.Ronaldo Alimohamed finished with match figures of 8-20 from 17.4 overs.Johnson’s innings was not just an aggressive, boundary-laden performance. It was clinical: a mixture of delicate strokes, controlled aggression and smart shot selection.When the dust had settled, UG, who were slaughtered for 47 in their first innings, were given an insurmountable total to overhaul.By lunch, they were already struggling at 40-2, with the openers back in the pavilion. The second session proved relatively fruitful for the home side as six wickets fell, including that of Omesh Danram, who topped scored with 29 and Linden Austin who scored 20. The home team could not, however, end the game before the break as UG’s tail wagged momentarily.After tea, Alimohamed proved decisive to pick up his fourth and fifth wickets of the innings in quick successions. He knocked Devon Paul’s off stump out of the ground, before he delivered a ball that kept low and trapped Y. Favourite LBW later in the over.In the second innings, the pacer finished with 5-13 from 11.4 overs, taking match figures of 8-20 from 17.4 overs.UG were able to get to three figures (104-all out in 46.3 overs), but the clash was always one-sided.last_img

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