Amazon Warriors edge Tallawahs for 4th win
Guyana Amazon Warriors came one step closer to cementing their place in the semi-finals of the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 following a tense five-run win over the Jamaica Tallawahs at Sabina Park, Jamaica yesterday.
The Amazon Warriors batted first and made 139 for six off their 20 overs with James Franklin leading the way with a top score of 40 off just 29 balls with two sixes and one four.
The Tallawahs replied with 134 for eight off their 20 overs, with Christopher Barnwell grabbing two wickets and conceeding just four runs in the final over when the Tallawahs needed ten to win.
Barnwell had Vernon Philander caught by Martin Guptill off his first ball for one, before Dave Bernard skied one for the Amazon Warriors to take an easy catch for a first-ball duck.
Spinner Sunil Narine also played a big role in the win, bowling four overs for ten runs with one wickets to help limit the Tallawahs while Krishmar Santokie did his part, removing the dangerous Andre Russell in the penultimate over for 14.
The left-arm pacer also got rid of Tallawahs skipper Chris Gayle in the 15th over for a top-score of 43 off 46 balls with two sixes and three fours.
Amazon Warriors 139-6 (20 overs) (James Franklin 40, Martin Guptill 39, Lendl Simmons 30; Vernon Philander 2/23) vs Tallawahs 134-8 (20 overs) (Chris Gayle 43, Chadwick Walton 36; Christopher Barnwell 2/4, Krishmar Santokie 2/33)—Amazon Warriors won by 5 runs
Player of the Match: Sunil Narine (Amazon Warriors)