After missing out on a place in the Trinidad and Tobago Super50 squad, teenage wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran made a strong case for his inclusion in the four-day squad after slamming a chanceless unbeaten 130 on the final day of the second T&T Cricket Board three-day trial match at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva yesterday.

Pooran created a buzz with his big hitting in last year’s Limacol Caribbean Premier League Twenty20, slamming 54 off 24 balls with six sixes and one four to draw the attention of the commentators during his first match in the tournament against the Guyana Amazon Warriors.

Yesterday in Couva, the left-handed batsman had a similar type innings for the Yannick Ottley XI against the Jason Mohammed XI…

Summarised scores
Jason Mohammed XI 276 (85.3 overs) (Jonathan Augustus 85, Yannic Cariah 45, Jason Mohammed 44; Imran Khan 3/31, Kavesh Kantasingh 2/26) & 161-6 (41 overs) (Daron Cruickshank 78, Steven Katwaroo 25 n.o.; Sherwin Ganga 2/6, Adrian Barath 2/22)

Yannick Ottley XI 459 (112.3 overs) (Nicholas Pooran 130 n.o., Rayad Emrit 72, Petrock Nicholas 60; Shannon Gabriel 3/72, Amit Jaggernauth 2/58)
—Match Drawn


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