Exciting West Indies all-rounder Keemo Paul conjured up magical performances with bat and ball to twice hurt Trinidad and Tobago Red Force – as leaders Guyana Jaguars kept their noses in front on a dramatic opening day of their sixth-round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship here yesterday.
Twenty wickets fell at Queen’s Park Oval as Red Force, sent in, were bundled out for 108 before Jaguars then tumbled for 150 in reply to eke out a 42-run first innings lead.
At the close, Red Force were 13 without loss in their second innings.
The 20-year-old Paul was never out of the spotlight, first coming to the fore by taking three for 26 with his brisk pace to help dismantle Red Force’s innings before lashing a whirlwind unbeaten 66 at number eight.
Paul now has 16 wickets in three matches since returning from the tour of Bangladesh with West Indies last month.