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Pollard knock goes in vain as Jamaica seal 12 run win over Barbados

Kieron Pollard scored 62 off 33 balls in the chase
Kieron Pollard scored 62 off 33 balls in the chase
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Jamaica Tallawahs 154-5 (McCarthy 60) beat
Barbados Tridents 142 (Pollard 62) by 12 runs
Fifth match, Caribbean Premier League, Lauderhill

Jamaica Tallawahs successfully overcame a fluent 62 run knock from Kieron Pollard as they sealed a 12 run win in the fifth match of Caribbean Premier League in Lauderhill on Sunday.

Chasing a target of 155 runs, Barbados lost their overseas stars Kane Williamson (7) and Shoaib Malik (8) early. Even though Dwayne Smith (20) scored useful runs, it came at a strike rate of under 65, creating a lot of pressure on the batsmen to come. At this stage of the match, it makes for a great betting opportunity if you're into that. If you aren't very familiar with what to do, this guide will help you bet on cricket.

It was only Pollard (62), who kept his team's chances alive and even completed his half-century off just 27 deliveries but regular fall of wickets at the other end, hampered his momentum.

Jamaica were left with a target of 43 runs off the final 18 deliveries and Pollard responded with two sixes and a four in the 18th over but a brilliant 19th over bowled by Mohammad Sami (4-12) that saw Wahab Riaz (1) and Pollard dismissed while conceding just four runs, pretty much sealed the game for the Tallawahs.

Barbados were eventually bowled out for 142 in their 20 overs despite heroics from their skipper Pollard. Sami was the pick of the Jamaica bowlers as he claimed four wickets while conceding just 12 runs in his four overs.

Earlier, it was knocks from Lendl Simmons (30), Andy McCarthy (60) and Shakib Al Hasan (44 not out) that helped Jamaica post 154 for five in their 20 overs despite a three wicket haul from Riaz (3-32).

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