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Chris Lynn powers Guyana to victory despite Colin Munro's century

Colin Munro became the first foreign player to score a century in CPL.
Colin Munro became the first foreign player to score a century in CPL.

Guyana Amazon Warriors 166-4 (Lynn 77) beat
Trinbago Knight Riders 162-5 (Munro 100no) by six wickets
Fifth match, Caribbean Premier League, Trinidad

An unbeaten century from Colin Munro went in vain as a 43-ball 77 from Chris Lynn helped Guyana Amazon Warriors chase down a target of 163 runs and claim a six-wicket victory against Trinbago Knight Riders in the fifth match of the Caribbean Premier League in Trinidad.

Guyana Amazon Warriors opted to bowl first after winning the toss. Trinbago Knight Riders lost Brendon McCullum (0) and Hashim Amla (6) inside five overs and were reduced to 36 for two in the powerplay.

Munro (100 not out) kept hitting the boundaries and raced away to a 34-ball fifty as Trinbago Knight Riders reached 74 for two at the halfway mark.

Munro and Darren Bravo (12) added 74 runs for the third wicket. Once this partnership was broken with the wicket of Darren, the run rate came down with a few tight overs.

Dwayne Bravo (18) and Umar Akmal (1) fell in quick succession but Munro stayed unbeaten and completed his century while taking Trinbago Knight Riders to 162 for five in 20 overs.

Dwayne Smith (26) got the innings to a blazing start but fell in the fourth over after his 18-ball cameo.

Martin Guptill (25) and Lynn (77) helped Guyana Amazon Warriors post 50 for one in the powerplay.

Lynn took the freedom to play his shots but Guptill was castled by Nikita Miller (1-28) in the 10th over.

At the halfway mark, Guyana Amazon Warriors needed 82 runs. As he reached his half-century, Lynn quickly shifted gears and took the bowling attack, dealing mainly in sixes.

A 21-run 16th over brought the equation down to 20 runs from 24 balls. Despite losing Lynn and Chris Barnwell (0) in the 19th over, Jason Mohammed (33 not out) ensured a victory with four balls to spare.

The Guyana Amazon Warriors jumped to the top of the points table with this six-wicket win. For his century, Munro was picked as the player of the match.

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