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Hodge, Beaton crush Jamaica Tallawahs

Brad Hodge smacked an unbeaten 65 off just 30 deliveries as Guyana Amazon Warriors defeated Jamaica Tallawahs by 84 runs.
Brad Hodge smacked an unbeaten 65 off just 30 deliveries as Guyana Amazon Warriors defeated Jamaica Tallawahs by 84 runs.
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Guyana Amazon Warriors 179-3 (Hodge 65 no) beat
Jamaica Tallawahs 95 (Russell 28) by 84 runs
22nd match, Caribbean Premier League, Jamaica

Brad Hodge cracked another fine half century, which was backed by a four-wicket haul from Ronsford Beaton, as Guyana Amazon Warriors crushed Jamaica Tallawahs by 84 runs in the 22nd game of the Caribbean Premier League in Jamaica.

After being asked to bat first, Guyana openers Lendl Simmons (36) and Assad Fudadin (54) started very cautiously, managing just 15 runs in the first four overs.

However, things went haywire in the fifth over, when Simmons struck a couple of fours and a six off Andre Russell (1-39).

The 71-run opening stand finally ended with Simmons holing out to long-off.

Fudadin reached his half-century off 38 deliveries and was given a reprieve in the 14th over when Jerome Taylor (1-46) dropped him at long-on off Narsingh Deonarine (0-21).

However, it didn't cost Jamaica much as Krishmar Santokie (1-17) dismissed Fudadin in the next over, leaving Guyana at 107 for two at the start of the 15th over.

But that's when the Hodge (65 not out) show was on display for Guyana as the veteran batsman raced to a 26-ball fifty and added another 15 runs in the final over to take Guyana to 179 for three in their 20 overs.

For Jamaica, barring the opening bowlers, Santokie and Daniel Vettori (0-22), the rest went for over 10 runs per over.

Chasing 180 for a win, Chris Gayle (11) started the innings with a bang, as he smashed a six and a four in the first over from David Wiese (1-30).

However, Jamaica lost both openers, Chadwick Walton (0) and Gayle in successive overs, leaving the home team reeling at 11 for two.

Just when Chris Lynn (16) looked to get into the groove with a four and six, Marchant de Lange (2-17), dismissed him caught at third man.

Jamaica never recovered from the early blows as Sunil Narine (2-9) and Beaton (4-9) ran through the middle and lower order dismissing them for just 95.

The 84-run win helped Guyana to move a spot up to fifth in the points table. Hodge was chosen as the player of the match for his blistering unbeaten 65.

CPL 2015 Points Table

P W L Pts
1 Barbados Tridents 8 5 3 10
2 St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 9 4 5 8
3 Jamaica Tallawahs 7 4 3 8
4 St Lucia Zouks 8 3 4 7
5 Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel 5 2 2 5
6 Guyana Amazon Warriors 5 2 3 4


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