Hero CPL 2021 Match 21 :Jamaica Tallawahs overturn St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Hero CPL 2021 Match 21 :Jamaica Tallawahs overturn St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 22 runs at Warner Park, Basseterre today
Jamaica Tallawahs 169/8 (20 ov)
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 147/8 (20 ov)
Result - Jamaica Tallawahs won by 22 runs.
Jamaica Tallawahs inflicted the third successive defeat on St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League with a 22 run victory at Warner Park.
The Patriots won the toss and opted to bowl, yet the Tallawahs were able to post a sizeable score of 169/8, largely thanks to some power hitting from captain Rovman Powell and Andre Russell.
The Patriots were unable to accelerate and chase the total as Tallawah bowlers Imad Wasim, Veerasammy Permaul and Migael Pretorius helped produce a disciplined bowling performance which earned the franchise their third win of this year’s Hero CPL.
Jamaica Tallawahs got off to a steady start, openers Kennar Lewis and youngster Kirk McKenzie batting through the first five overs before Lewis was caught out on the boundary. Shamarh Brooks top scored with 43 runs from 39 balls to consolidate, before Powell and Russell hit fast runs to take the score to a substantial total. Patriot’s stand out bowlers were spinners Jon-Russ Jaggesar and veteran Fawad Ahmed, who ensured their side took wickets throughout the innings, while maintaining low economy rates of five and under.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in contrast had an indifferent start, losing batsman Evin Lewis in the second over, closely followed by captain Chris Gayle. Devon Thomas and Joshua da Silva accumulated runs in search of building a foundation, but wickets tumbled and only Dominic Drakes later on in the innings was able to strike at the required velocity to chase the target, hitting 22 runs from just 12 balls. Once Drakes was out, and Fabian Allen dismissed in the 19th over, any hopes of a Patriots win evaporated and the Tallawahs were able to successfully defend their target.
Jamaica Tallawahs jump into a play-off spot with this victory, and will be hoping to stay there for the duration of this year’s league stages.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots - Evin Lewis, Devon Thomas, Chris Gayle(c), Andre McCarthy, Ravi Bopara, Fabian Allen, Joshua Da Silva(wk), Dominic Drakes, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Paul van Meekeren, Fawad Ahmed
Jamaica Tallawahs - Kennar Lewis(wk), Kirk McKenzie, Haider Ali, Shamarh Brooks, Rovman Powell(c),Carlos Brathwaite, Andre Russell, Imad Wasim, Migael Pretorius, Chris Green, Veerasammy Permaul
Start Time: 15:00
Toss: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre
Officials: Christopher Taylor, Leslie Reifer, Nigel Duguid, Deighton Butler, Michael Ragoonath
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