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Foundation’s final fight

Jofar Archer playing off his legs during his quickfire 28.

Foundation will be trying to write their names on history’s page after earning the right to contest the final of the Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Under-19 Cricket Tournament.

They achieved the first part of that potential first title milestone by defeating Powergen out of Trinidad and Tobago by five runs under the Duckworth and Lewis method at the Empire Club, Bank Hall, St Michael ground today.

Powergen won the toss and elected to field and by the 10th over Foundation had progressed smoothly to 50 without loss with their opening pair Shamari Davis and Michael Howard looked untroubled at the crease.

The Christ Church school eventually lost their first wicket when Davis went for 40 after top-edging a catch off Powergen’s orthodox left-arm spinner Stefan Lochan.

Lee Gaskin joined Howard at the wicket and the third-wicket pair pressed on with the free scoring. After 22 overs Foundation were 101 for one.

Foundation continued to make steady progress with a run rate of 5.8 but Powergen were not out of it as their spin bowlers would later pull things back with more disciplined bowling that saw the run-rate reduced to 4.3 runs per over.

The visitors enjoyed a good spell from about the 25th over when they snared a few wickets, including the important one of the dogged Howard who was bowled by Justin Joseph for 34 after trying to play a sweep shot.

Right-handed batsman Aaron Jones came to the crease but did not last long, falling for a duck after playing across the line and being comprehensively bowled by Joseph.

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