Pollard blasts Warriors bowlers to cruise to a much needed win

Luke Ronchi 24 for Guyana Amazon Warriors
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Stars are set to face Jamaica Tallawahs next within a gap of few hours and they won't mind going in to the match as highly spirited as this.

 

Guyana Amazon Warriors 140/9 (20.0 Overs)

St Lucia Stars 141/4 (18.1 Overs)

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Chadwick Walton and Luke Ronchi got off Amazon Warriors to a decent start with them scoring 12 and 24 respectively. However, the mainstays of the Warriors' batting line-up in Shimron Hetmyer and Shoaib Malik fell in quick succession.

 

Delport and Rutherford then added a few runs but were dismissed before the partnership started looking threatening. Despite lower order contributions from Riyad Emrit and Sohail Tanvir, the team could only manage 140.

 

In reply, Lendl Simmons and Andre Fletcher were going along smoothly for the St Lucia Stars before Veerasammy Permaul came into the picture. The newly recruited left-arm spinner dismissed Lendl Simmons and Rahkeem Cornwall quickly, castling both batsmen.

 

With Andre Fletcher (45 MoM) and David Warner batting on 26 and 19 rain came in at the end of 11 overs. However,  it lasted only for 10 minutes and after a bit of work by the ground staff, play was able to resume without any overs being curtailed.

 

After the rain break, David Warner and Qais Ahmed were dismissed but it was skipper Kieron Pollard who hit the nail on the head at No 6. He stormed to an 18 ball 41, giving no chance to the Warrior's bowlers along with Andre Fletcher.

 

As a result, the team cruised to victory with 11 balls remaining. Stars are set to face Jamaica Tallawahs next within a gap of few hours and they won't mind going in to the match as highly spirited as this.

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