Sunday 20 July 2014 

CPL Wins For Barbados, Guyana

Kieron Pollard hit some lusty blows for Barbados
Kieron Pollard hit some lusty blows for Barbados
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The Guyana Amazon Warriors continued their strong start to the Caribbean Premier League 2014 while the Barbados Tridents notched their first win of this year's competition.

After Barbados beat the winless Antigua Hawksbills by five wickets, Guyana thrashed the St Lucia Zouks - also still searching for their first win - by nine wickets.

Antigua captain Marlon Samuels top scored with 84 in 54 balls but with only Ben Dunk (33) and David Hussey (32) also making double figures, Antigua posted 172 for six.

Ravi Rampaul took four for 32 and there was a wicket apiece for Jason Holder and Rayad Emrit.

After Dwayne Smith (21 in 13 balls) and Shane Dowrich (17 in nine) gave Barbados a flying start, Shoaib Malik struck 72 in 50 balls.

Then Kieron Pollard weighed in with 21 in 15 balls before some late blows from Holder, who was unbeaten on 19 in nine balls, got Barbados over the line with four balls to spare.

Carlos Brathwaite took two for 37 and Brad Hogg one for 28 but Antigua were left to rue not taking enough wickets early in Barbados' innings.

Things were much more clear-cut in the later game where Guyana cruised to victory against St Lucia.

St Lucia had slumped to 33 for four even before Sunil Narine was introduced to the attack and it was Krishmar Santokie (4-11) who was the star with the ball.

Sohail Tanvir, drafted for his bowling, top scored for St Lucia with 32 before he was brilliantly caught by Martin Guptill.

Guptill then hit an unbeaten 50 in 47 balls to steer Guyana home with four overs to spare.

© Cricket World 2014

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