Tarouba (Trinidad and Tobago), August 20
Keemo Paul snared the primary four-wicket haul of the match and Shimron Hetmyer smashed a 44-ball 71 as Guyana Amazon Warriors logged their first win of the Hero Caribbean Premier League, beating St Kitts & Nevis Patriots by three wickets right here.
Hetmyer smacked three sixes and eight fours in his entertaining knock, serving to his aspect chase down a modest goal of 128.
Warriors gained the toss and despatched the Patriots to take the strike first. It was a shaky begin although Evin Lewis (30) scored quick, together with serving to his group to 18 in Naveen ul Haq’s second over.
But the introduction of Imran Tahir helped as he dismissed Chris Lynn (16).
Then some sensible bowling by Chris Green and nice wicket-keeping from Nicholas Pooran noticed Lewis stumped for 30 and Patriots ended powerplay at 54/2.
Joshua Da Silva’s exclusion appeared to harm as his substitute Nick Kelly fell early to Keemo Paul when Hetmyer held a pointy likelihood. As Warriors bowled tightly not yielding any boundaries for 18 balls, Patriots had been annoyed.
The stress instructed, as first Denesh Ramdin was strangled down the leg-side off Paul after which Jahmar Hamilton fell to the googly from Tahir.
As Patriots reeled at 83 for five, Ben Dunk (29) and captain Rayad Emrit (17) scored just a few however boundaries had been nonetheless exhausting to return by. The runs got here slowly however wickets fell at common intervals and Patriots ended their 20 overs for 127 for eight.
As the Warriors started their chase, final 12 months’s prolific scorer Brandon King started with a straight drive and sq. minimize. But Sheldon Cottrell broke by way of dismissing King.
In got here Hetmyer and he confirmed his class with a flurry of early boundaries, together with a six that almost took out the scoreboard.
Warriors cruised to 54/1 on the finish of the Powerplay. Hemraj was run out within the eighth over failing to beat a robust throw from Dominic Drakes however the chase was nicely beneath management.
Hetmyer was dropped by substitute Kieran Powell at cowl, and Hetmyer celebrated with a straight hit for 4 the subsequent ball.
A large most shot over Ish Sodhi’s head introduced up Hetmyer’s second fifty in two video games and this one got here in simply 31 balls.
For Patriots Rayad Emrit tried a fightback with two wickets in two balls together with Pooran for a first-ball duck. Hetmyer was dismissed with an incredible catch by Dunk off Drakes, however the job was executed safely with three overs and three wickets nonetheless left.
In one other match, Jamaica Tallawahs defeated St Lucia Zouks by 5 wickets to start out their CPL 2020 marketing campaign on a successful notice.
Jamaica Tallawahs first restricted St Lucia to 158 for seven after electing to discipline after which rode on Glenn Phillips (44) and Ais Ali’s (47 not out) tremendous knocks to chase down the goal comfortably with seven balls to spare.