Mohammed, Lynn ensures top two finish for Guyana Amazon Warriors
Chris Lynn and Jason Mohammed scored 57 runs apiece as Guyana Amazon Warriors chased down 159 against Barbados Tridents with six wickets in hand in the 28th game of the Caribbean Premier League in Lauderhill to secure a top two finish in the tournament.
Barbados Tridents won the toss and elected to bat first. Steven Taylor (37) playing in his home ground struck five boundaries in the first six overs to take the Barbados Tridents to 38 for one in the powerplay despite losing Ahmed Shehzad (6) early.
After adding 32 runs in four overs with Shoaib Malik (35), Taylor was dismissed by Adam Zampa (1-17) in the eighth over. At the halfway mark, Barbados Tridents were 60 for two. In the overs 14 and 15, Malik and Kieron Pollard (46) plundered 29 runs combined to take the Tridents to 111 for two.
However, Guyana Amazon Warriors came back strong in the last five overs, dismissing Malik, Pollard and Nicholas Pooran (9) to restrict Barbados Tridents to 158 for six in the 20 overs.
Guyana Amazon Warriors lost Dwayne Smith (0) in the first ball of the chase but Lynn (57) continued his rich vein of form scoring four boundaries and a six in the first two overs. They ended the powerplay at 44 for two.
In the next four overs, Lynn and Mohammed (57 not out) scored only 18 runs as the required-run-rate went close to 10.
Lynn upped the ante with two sixes in the 11th over and Mohammed followed the suit with two more maximums in the 13th over to bring the chase on track.
Even though, Guyana Amazon Warriors lost Lynn and Anthony Bramble (1), Mohammed held his nerve and along with Chris Barnwell (16 not out) ensured they reached the target in 19.3 overs.
The win has confirmed a top two finish for the Guyana Amazon Warriors while Barbados Tridents campaign in the tournament comes to an end. Mohammed was awarded the man of the match.
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