Guyana domination hands St Lucia Zouks another defeat
The Guyana Amazon Warriors bowlers put on a clinical performance to restrict the St Lucia Zouks to 138 following which the batsmen chased down the target in 17.2 overs with eight wickets in hand in game 13 of the Caribbean Premier League at Providence Stadium.
Guyana Amazon Warriors won the toss and decided to bowl first. The decision was vindicated straightaway with Sohail Tanvir (2-31) dismissing both the openers - Johnson Charles (0) and Shane Watson (4) in the first over.
By the end of the powerplay, the Zouks were 27 for two. After a 37-run stand for the third wicket between Michael Hussey (64), Andre Fletcher (20) was trapped lbw by Adam Zampa (2-30).
The former Australian batsman added another crucial 62-run stand with David Miller (23) to take the Zouks past the 100-run mark and in the process reached his fifty off 39 deliveries.
Despite, a 18-run 18th over bowled by Tanvir, St Lucia Zouks managed to score just 138 for six in their 20 overs.
In the chase, the Guyana Amazon Warriors openers gave the team the perfect start, bringing the 50-run stand off just 39 deliveries. Martin Guptill (19) was dropped twice by Sammy during this phase.
However, both Dwayne Smith (32) and Guptill fell in successive overs leaving Guyana Warriors at 57 for two by the end of the eighth over.
That was the last of the success, St Lucia Zouks had in the game as Chris Lynn (38 not out) and Jason Mohammed (43 not out) added unbeaten 82 runs for the third wicket off just 56 deliveries to ensure an eight-wicket victory for the Warriors. The pair plundered six maximums and two boundaries during their match-winning stand.
Mohammed was awarded the man of the match. The win helped the Guyana Amazon Warriors consolidate their position at the top with five victories while St Lucia Zouks languish in the bottom of the table.
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