Barbados, Jamaica Win Again
Both the Barbados Tridents and the Jamaica Tallawahs won again in the Caribbean Premier League 2014 to leave the St Lucia Zouks and the Antigua Hawksbills eight points adrift of the leading top four sides.
CPL 2014 Points Table
|1||T & T Red Steel||6||5||1||10|
|3||Guyana Amazon Warriros||6||4||2||8|
|6||St Lucia Zouks||5||0||5||0|
Jamaica beat Antigua by seven wickets on the Duckworth/Lewis method while Barbados beat St Lucia by three wickets.
Both matches saw the away team take the points and move to within two points of leaders the Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel.
Johnson Charles (50 in 40 balls) and Sohail Tanvir (50 not out in balls) set up a decent score of 167 for seven for the Zouks, but they still fell short.
Liam Sebastien also made 33 as Kyle Mayers and Kieron Pollard grabbed a brace of wickets apiece.
Barbados lost openers Dwayne Smith and Shane Dowrich early before Jason Holder's 48 in 30 balls justified his promotion to number three.
Shoaib Malik made 22 before Barbados stuttered, but they eventually got over the line thanks to Pollard's unbeaten 37 in 22 balls with two deliveries remaining.
This was perhaps as close as the Zouks have come to forcing a victory but Ray Jordan's three for 39 proved to be in vain for the home side.
The rain-affected game between Antigua and Jamaica saw Antigua manage to reach just 89 for nine in 17 overs before their innings was closed.
Ben Dunk hit 23, Carlos Brathwaite 24 and Shacoya Thomas 12 in another disappointing batting display.
Jerome Taylor returned four for 18 for Jamaica while Nikita Miller picked up three for 17.
And although Antigua removed Chadwick Walton (14), Jermaine Blackwood (11) and Andre Russell (1) cheaply, there was no stopping Chris Gayle.
He stormed to 59 not out in just 36 balls, hitting six sixes and two fours to see Jamaica past their target in 14 overs.
Alongside him was Adam Voges, unbeaten on three.
Tomorrow's double-header sees the Zouks host the Red Steel while the Guyana Amazon Warriors head to Jamaica.
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