Sohail Tanvir and extras take Guyana Amazon Warriors to win on penultimate delivery
The Warriors have now climbed to the second spot in the points table.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 168/7 (20.0 Overs)
Guyana Amazon Warriors169/6 (19.5 Overs)
Chris Gayle (40) and Evin Lewis (28) started in quite an explosive manner for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Gayle, in particular, got stuck into Sohail Tanvir who kept trying to swing the ball away from the ‘Universe Boss’. However, he went for quite a few in his first spell. Evin Lewis was subdued as compared to Gayle but he too showed signs of striking the ball well.
Then there was a bit of lull in the middle phase after which Anton Devcich and Ben Cutting took the attack to the opposition. Meanwhile, Imran Tahir helped to stifle the scoring rate as he picked up four crucial wickets at key times the match.
Although Guyana Amazon Warriors did not run away with the match in their chase, they did enough to remain in the scheme of things. After opener Chadwick Walton got out early, Luke Ronchi (28) and Jason Mohammed’s (36) quick-fire contributions kept the Warriors in the match before Sohail Tanvir (37) got into the act.
Tanvir, who is not particularly famous for his batting prowess, scored at a strike rate of 185 and stitched small partnerships along with other lower order batsmen to take the team to victory on the second last ball of the match. He was duly presented with the player of the match award. The other factor that helped in their victory was the 19 extras conceded by the Patriots. The Warriors have now climbed to the second spot in the points table.
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