Sebastien helps Dominica demolish BVI
A five-wicket haul from captain Liam Sebastien carried Dominica to a record-breaking 66-run victory over British Virgin Islands (BVI) in the second match of the 2008 Stanford 2020 tournament.
Off-spinner Sebastien, one of the most experienced players in the Dominica team with 16 First Class matches, became the fourth bowler to take five wickets in this tournament, 5-20 as BVI, chasing 140 for victory, were dismissed for a record low 73 in 17.2 overs.
The previous tournament low was 74 made by Bermuda against Jamaica.
Sebastien, who joined Jerome Taylor of Jamaica (5-10), Kenute Tulloch of Cayman Islands (5-21) and Guyanese Mahendra Nagamootoo (5-15) as bowlers with five wickets in a match, ended with four-overs allotment with Maxford Pile (10), Dorian Auguiste (5), Vishal Bharat (0), Kwesi Sinclair (9) and Lennox Samuel (9) as his victims.
The next best score in BVI's innings was 13 extras
Earlier when Dominica batted, Man-of-the-Match Roy Marshall (who pocketed a stunning US$25,000) hit a quick fire 40 off 26 deliveries to post a competitive, 139 for seven, for his team.
Marshall, who took over from Tyrone Toussaint, who was forced to retire hurt after scoring 37 and Kristen Casimir, who contributed 30, continued his team's dominance with some big shots to all parts of the lush green outfield.
However, the innings was affected by a 58-minute rain delay, but upon the resumption, Marshall took on the bowlers and was the chief run-scorer in a 27-run fourth wicket partnership with Fernix Thomas, who got only six.
In the final over, Thomas left first ball, but Marshall picked up 10 runs in three deliveries before he was run out attempting a second run.
Shane Shillingford, who took a brilliant catch to dismiss Pipe, was given the Play-of-the-Match award worth a staggering US$10,000