Big totals were always possible - Miller

February 18, 2017
Jermaine Blackwood hits a six during the 1st semi-final match between Jamaica Scorpions and T&T Red Force in the Regional Super50 Tournament on Wednesday.
Nikita Miller

Captain Nikita Miller believes Jamaica Scorpions always had it in them to post big totals and it was just a matter of time.

He made the disclosure following the teams mega 292 runs win over ousted champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the semi-final action of the WICB Regional Super50 Tournament on Wednesday.

"Before the final we spoke about some the previous games we batted whereby we set up innings nicely, but we just did not close it out,'' expressed Miller.

"We then said this is the game for us to close it out given the type of players that we have we are capable of scoring big runs. It subsequently happened and we are thankful.''


Record-breaking 434


Jamaica, who are into their first final since 2011-2012 when they won the title, amassed a record-breaking 434 for four off their 50 overs. The Robert Samuels-coached unit then returned to bowl out Trinidad for 142

The innings of the Scorpions brought about several records. This includes registering the highest margin of victory since the tournament was inaugurated in 1972 and Jamaica's biggest one-day total ever.

The team also made a record of the most sixes hit by a team, 27.

Openers Chadwick Walton and Steven Taylor, who put on a record 174 runs laid the foundation for the Scorpions with Jermaine Blackwood following through with 108, and Man-of-The-Match, Rovman Powell, a late-order 95. The later also returned to take five for 36.

Miller, in the meanwhile, is hoping that his charges will be able to put in a similar display against Barbados Pride in the final today, also at Coolidge.

"It's a final and you don't really have a choice. You just have to bring your 'A' game,'' expressed Miller.

"I want thank the team for the character they have shown so. We didn't play well in our first game and loss, but we did not hang our heads down.

"We held it up, and we have since played some good cricket and have excited the crowd, and hopefully come the final we will continue in that vein.''

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