News day / Sent in to bat, the hosts, winners of the 2016 competition, were dismissed for 148 runs in 36.4 overs with Avinash Mahabirsingh topscoring with 63, off 61 balls, with 10 fours and a six.
S Gerson was the chief destroyer for the Windwards with 4/17 while G Serieux chipped in with 2/29.
Set a revised target of 147, under the Duckworth/Lewis system, the Windwards reached 149/8 in 47.2 overs, with Serieux leading the way with 54 while J Alexander was unbeaten on 22. D Auguste also struck 22 for the victors.
Mahabirsingh returned with the ball to take 3/22 and Jayden Seales 3/23.
Entering tomorrows final round of matches, TT have a record of three wins and one loss, while the Windwards have two wins, a loss and a no-result – similar to Barbados.
The Leeward Islands and Guyana each have two wins and two losses, while Jamaica were beaten in all four of their matches to-date.
At the National Cricket Centre, Couva, Barbados took care of the Leewards by 19 runs.
Rashawn Worrell hit the first century of the tournament – 101 (114 deliveries, 12 boundaries and one six), while N Reifer, M Forde and T Gibson each made 31, as the Bajans tallied 258/9 in their allotted 50 overs. Z White got 2/38 for the Leewards.
Despite P Millers 42, T Francis 38 and D Bentas 32, the Leewards were only able to muster 239/9 in their 50 overs in response. R Headley did the damage with the ball with 4/44 while Forde took 2/57.
And, at the Queens Park Oval, St Clair, Guyana trounced Jamaica by 81 runs.
The Guyanese posted 182/4 in 50 overs and then dismissed Jamaica for 101.
Final Round Fixtures (Tuesday) – Trinidad and Tobago vs Leeward Islands, National Cricket Centre, Couva; Guyana vs Barbados, Gilbert Park, Couva; Jamaica vs Windward Islands, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba.
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