Massiah’s century rescues USA
July 15, 2004
HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC - Guyana-born Steve Massiah stroked a patient hundred to rescue the United States of America against home team Bermuda on the opening day of the Intercontinental Cup match at the National Sports Centre on Tuesday.
Electing to bat, the USA posted 297 for nine declared, and Bermuda reached 18 without loss in reply at stumps.
Massiah, 25, hit a patient 104 and was by far his team’s most productive batsman.
Coming in at the fall of the first wicket, at 16, Massiah faced 234 deliveries and struck just five fours in his innings, and was the seventh batsman to be dismissed, with the score on 266.
Along the way, he staged a couple of valuable partnerships, the most substantial of which was the 79 runs he added with Barbadian Tony Reid (26) for the sixth wicket.
For Bermuda, Dennis Archer was the most successful bowler, taking three for 30 from 15 overs.
Bermuda's openers, Stephen Outerbridge and Wendell White, then played watchfully to the close for Bermuda to trail by 279 runs with all 10 first innings wickets standing entering yesterday’s second day of the three-day fixture.