Tridents lose first CPL match
The Guyana Amazon Warriors, led by a good all-round performance from Mohammad Hafeez, ended the Barbados Tridents’ winning streak in the Limacol Caribbean Premier League Twenty20, beating the Kieron Pollard-led side by 27 runs in their match at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain yesterday.
The Warriors took first strike and despite a first-ball duck by leading run-scorer Lendl Simmons; they still managed to post a competitive 149 for nine with Player of the Match Martin Guptill stepping up with 73 off just 55 balls with four fours and four sixes.
Hafeez supported with 35 off 37 balls which included two fours and two sixes as the New Zealander and the Pakistani put on 98 for the second wicket.
But the Warriors could not build on that momentum as they slipped from 136 for three in the 18th over to 149 for nine off 20.
The Tridents were reeling at 48 for three in their reply after Hafeez struck twice in his first over to send back the dangerous Dwayne Smith for 28 off 24 balls before Umar Akmal was stumped by Denesh Ramdin first ball.
Hafeez also got Kyle Mayers, while Pollard was bowled by Steven Jacobs for one as the Warriors took control, eventually dismissing the Tridents for 122 in 19.4 overs.
But when the match started, the Warriors were the ones on the back foot.
Simmons was bowled first ball by Jason Holder but the Warriors were right back in the match thanks to Guptill and Hafeez.
Hafeez was in into his knock yesterday, hitting two sixes, one off medium pacer Rayad Emrit and the other off spinner Shakib Al Hasan, and two fours in a 37-ball knock that ensured the Amazon Warriors innings did not lose momentum.
The Pakistani was eventually caught by Pollard while trying to clear wide long-on before Guptill smashed Smith around the ground for two sixes and a four to boost the total before the Warriors’ batting collapsed in the last three overs.
The Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel were in action against the Antigua Hawksbills in the second match of yesterday’s double header at the Oval last night.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
vs Barbados Tridents
Amazon Warriors Inns
L Simmons b Brathwaite 0
M Guptill c Pollard b Emrit 73
M Hafeez c Pollard b Smith 35
J Franklin c Smith b Emrit 16
C Barnwell c Pollard b Al Hasan 0
R Sarwan c Nurse b Al Hasan 1
S Narine run out 7
D Ramdin c Smith b Emrit 0
S Jacobs not out 1
V Permaul run out 1
Extras (B1, LB9, W5) 15
TOTAL (for eight wkts; 20 overs) 149
Did not bat: Santokie
Wickets at: 0 (Simmons), 98 (Hafeez), 136 (Franklin), 137 (Guptill), 138 (Barnwell), 139 (Sarwan), 142 (Ramdin), 147 (Narine), 149 (Permaul)
BOWLING: Holder 4-0-15-1; Braithwaite2-0-18-0 (1w); Al Hasan 4-0-25-2 (1w); Emrit 4-0-27-3 (1w); Pollard 1-0-10-0 (1w); Nurse 3-0-18-0; Smith 2-0-26-1 (1w)
K Edwards stpd wkpr Ramdin b Permaul 1
D Smith lbw Hafeez 28
S Malik c Hafeez b Santokie 48
U Akmal stpd wkpr Ramdin b Hafeez 0
K Mayers c Sarwan b Hafeez 2
K Pollard b Jacobs 1
S Al Hasan c Franklin b Jacobs 3
C Braithwaite c Santokie b Narine 18
A Nurse not out 1
R Emrit c Hafeez b Santokie 0
J Holder stpd wkpr Ramdin b Narine 16
Extras (W4) 4
TOTAL (all out; 19.4 overs) 122
Wickets at: 17 (Edwards), 48 (Smith), 48 (Akmal), 54 (Pollard), 55 (Pollard), 63 (Al Hasan), 104 (Braithwaite), 106 (Malik), 106 (Emrit), 122 (Holder)
BOWLING: Barnwell 1-0-12-0 (4w); Santokie 4-0-21-2; Permaul 3-1-9-1; Narine 3.4-0-2-46; Jacobs 4-1-15-2; Hafeez 4-0-19-3
Toss: Amazon Warriors
Result: Amazon Warriors won by 27 runs
Points: Amazon Warriors 2, Tridents 0
Player of the Match: Martin Guptill (Amazon Warriors)
Umpires: D Ramdhanie, J Wilson
TV Umpire: P Nero