Friday 18 July 2014 

CPL Wins For Jamaica, Guyana

Sunil Narine bowled a brilliant Super Over to seal victory for Guyana
Sunil Narine bowled a brilliant Super Over to seal victory for Guyana
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The Jamaica Tallawahs beat the Antigua Hawksbills and the Amazon Guyana Warriors beat the Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel in contrasting Caribbean Premier League 2014 clashes.

The Tallawahs beat the Hawksbills by eight wickets while the Warriors needed a Super Over, bowled by Sunil Narine, to beat the Red Steel.

Antigua struggled throughout their innings and were bowled out for 96 in 18.3 overs.

Daniel Vettori opened the bowling and took three for 13 while Jerome Taylor (2-22) and Andre Russell (2-16) also excelled.

Top scorer for Antigua was Sheldon Cottrell, who made 21.

Chadwick Walton then hit an unbeaten 43 in 34 balls and Chris Gayle 37 in 31 to take Jamaica close before Adam Voges struck 12 not out to guide them home in just 14.3 overs as they made it two wins out of two.

Guyana were made to work much harder to take their second victory as Red Steel almost turned them over in front of their home crowd.

Neither side found run-scoring easy, Red Steel hitting 118 for eight and the Warriors making 118 for nine in reply.

Evin Lewis made 39 in 51 balls at the top of the Red Steel's innings as wickets tumbled before some late hitting from Kevin O'Brien (19) and Nicolas Pooran (37 in 17 balls) hauled them up to a competitive score.

In reply, Lendl Simmons hit 32 in 25 balls before the home side slumped to 56 for five.

However, Christopher Barnwell's 37 and Sunil Narine's 16, followed by dramatic scenes at the end, forced the Super Over.

With three needed to win from the final ball, Ronsford Beaton was dropped by Pooran, and completed two runs to tie the scores.

In the one-over eliminator, Kevon Cooper restricted Guyana to 11 runs, meaning the Red Steel needed 12 to win.

Pooran, given the chance to make amends for his drop earlier, failed to score a run off Narine, and was caught in the deep as the spinner delivered a wicket maiden to preserve Guyana's unbeaten start.

© Cricket World 2014

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