St Kitts and Nevis kick-start CPL 2017 campaign with victory
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 124-6 (Brathwaite 31) beat
Guyana Amazon Warriors 123-7 (Walton 60) by four wickets
Second match, Caribbean Premier League, Lauderhill
After St Kitts and Nevis Patriots restricted Guyana Amazon Warriors to 123 for seven in the 20 overs, valiant knocks from Jonathan Carter and Carlos Brathwaite proved clinical as they completed the chase in 19 overs with four wickets in hand in the second game of the Caribbean Premier League in the Lauderhill leg of the tournament.
Chasing a total of 124 runs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots were dealt a major blow when they dismissed Evin Lewis (1). Chris Gayle (15), Mohammad Hafeez (19) and Brandon King (11) all got starts but failed to carry on and at halfway mark, they were reduced to 56 for four.
The Patriots were precariously placed at 57 for five and it needed special efforts from Carter (29 not out) and Brathwaite (31) to take the team out of the woods. The duo shared a 49 run stand between them to put them in course of victory.
Even though, Brathwaite fell following a 19-ball innings that proved to be a game changer, Carter ensured he saw the team through the chase which they completed in 19 overs with four wickets in hand.
Earlier, it was Chadwick Walton's (60) 51-ball knock and brief supports from Martin Guptill (23) and Babar Azam (21) that provided a solid platform for Guyana but Hasan Ali (2-19) and Sheldon Cottrell (2-18) helped the Patriots stage a comeback to reduce them for 123 for seven in the 20 overs.
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