Williams rattle Patriots after Sangakkara, Shakib brilliance
After Kumar Sangakkara’s breezy 65 set up a target of 184 runs, a disciplined bowling display from Jamaica Tallawahs bowled St Kitts and Nevis Patriots out for 75 runs to claim a massive 108-run victory in the 17th match of the Caribbean Premier League.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the toss and opted to field first. Jamaica Tallawahs lost Chadwick Walton (8) and Chris Gayle (1) within the first four overs.
Sangakkara (65) and Rovman Powell (35) took Jamaica Tallawahs to 59 for two by the end of the powerplay. The pair went on to add a total of 74 runs in just 7.1 overs, laying a good platform for the finish.
The partnership was broken when Powell holed out down the ground in the 11th over. At that stage Jamaica Tallawahs were 94 for three.
Soon Sangakkara completed a 40-ball 50. Sangakkara and Andre Russell (16) fell in the 16th over. Eventually, Jamaica Tallawahs managed to post 183 for six after Shakib Al Hasan (34 not out) smashed a 17-ball knock.
In the chase, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots were rattled very early and lost Lendl Simmons (0) and Faf du Plessis (12) within the powerplay and were restricted to 33 for two in six overs.
Kesrick Williams (3-19) turned the game on its head by dismissing Jonathan Carter (23), Evin Lewis (17) and Brad Hodge (0) in the ninth over.
Devon Thomas (0) also fell in the next over, as St Kitts and Nevis Patriots collapsed to 60 for six at the halfway mark. The chase proved to be a tough task for the lower order and eventually, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots were bowled out for 75 runs in 15.5 overs.
With this win, Jamaica Tallawahs consolidated their second spot while St Kitts and Nevis Patriots continue to stay in the fifth place. Sangakkara took home the player of the match award.
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