Friday 15 August 2014 

Guyana Breeze Into CPL Final

Jimmy Neesham (front) was one of four Guyana bowlers to take a wicket
Jimmy Neesham (front) was one of four Guyana bowlers to take a wicket
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The Guyana Amazon Warriors will play the Barbados Tridents in the final of the Caribbean Premier League 2014 after they thrashed the Jamaica Tallawahs by 10 wickets in the semi-final.

Unbeaten half-centuries from Lendl Simmons and Martin Guptill made quick work of a target of 135, which they reached in just 14.5 overs.

Batting first, Jamaica's innings never really got going, and although Chadwick Walton made 34 and Chris Gayle 19, they were unable to score at impressive strike-rates.

A wicket apiece for Mohammad Hafeez, Krishmar Santokie, Jimmy Neesham and Sunil Narine checked their progress before Andre Russell hit a quickfire 20 in 12 balls and Jerome Taylor 17 in nine.

Jamaica closed on 134 for six.

Even those cameos proved inadequate, however, as Guyana booked their place in the final by hitting 138 without losing a wicket.

Simmons hit seven fours and three sixes as he scored 71 in 43 balls while Guptill hit six fours and two sixes as he hammered 66 in 46 balls to round off a comprehensive win, ending Jamaica's tournament.

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