Chadwick Walton blitz flattens Barbados Tridents
Chadwick Walton blasted a 54-ball 97 as Jamaica Tallawahs posted a target of 196 runs and bowled Barbados Tridents out for 159 runs to secure a 36-run victory by DLS method in the rain-affected 20th match in the Caribbean Premier League in Jamaica.
Barbados Tridents won the toss and opted to field first. Just after two balls, a brief spell of rain interrupted the game. However, in the second over, the rain came down once again and this time the delay lasted more than an hour and the game was reduced to 18 overs a side.
Soon after the resumption, Chris Gayle (8) fell in the third over. Kumar Sangakkara (50) and Walton (97) dealt in boundaries and took the score to 58 for one in the powerplay.
Walton raced away to a 26-ball fifty as Jamaica Tallawahs reached 93 for one at the halfway mark. In the next three overs, Jamaica Tallawahs scored 47 runs with Walton doing the bulk of the boundary hitting.
Sangakkara also brought up his fifty in the 14th over. The 15th over saw David Wiese (2-45) removing Sangakkara and Andre Russell (0).
Though Jamaica Tallawahs lost Walton and Shakib Al Hasan (0), a 14-ball cameo from Rovman Powell (34 not out) took the score to 195 for five in 18 overs. Barbados Tridents were given a target of 196 runs after the DLS calculations.
Kyle Hope (13) was caught behind in the second over after a brief cameo. Barbados Tridents lost Ahmed Shehzad (15) and Akeal Hossain (8) in the powerplay and were restricted to 44 for three in six overs.
Shoaib Malik (10) also failed to get going but 17 runs came from the 10th over to push Barbados Tridents to 76 for four at the halfway mark.
With the required run rate already soaring, the pressure resulted in the wickets of Kieron Pollard (16) ad Wiese (0), who fell in the 12th over to Dale Steyn (4-27).
Nicholas Pooran (51) took on the bowlers and raced away to a 23-ball fifty, giving Barbados Tridents some hope in the chase.
However, Pooran, Ashley Nurse (10) and Navin Stewart (0) fell in the space of seven balls and Barbados Tridents were eventually bowled out for 159 runs in 17.4 overs.
With this 36-run win, Jamaica Tallawahs consolidated their position at the top of the points table and secure a place in the play-off while Barbados Tridents remain in the third spot. Walton was the man of the match.
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