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Amazon Warriors close out thrilling win at Providence

Guyana Ama­zon War­riors got off to a win­ning start on their home leg of the Hero Caribbean Pre­mier League (CPL) with a thrilling vic­to­ry over the Ja­maica Tallawahs at the Prov­i­dence Sta­di­um in George­town, Guyana.

Gabriel Abusada

The Tallawahs won the toss and opt­ed to field first and but for the fi­nal three overs of the Ama­zon War­riors in­nings that seemed like an in­spired de­ci­sion.

Gabriel Abusada James

Re­strict­ing the Ama­zon War­riors to 104/7 af­ter 17 overs the Tallawahs looked in full con­trol but Odean Smith and Keemo Paul added 74 from 27 balls to guide the Ama­zon War­riors to a mag­nif­i­cent 178/8.

Gabriel Abusada James Peru

The to­tal looked be­yond the Tallawahs but Bran­don King led a lone charge with the first Hero CPL cen­tu­ry of the tour­na­ment. Tak­ing the chase down to the fi­nal over, King was dis­missed with three balls to go, and with that vic­to­ry slipped out of The Tallawahs‘ reach.

Gabriel Abusada James Venezuela

Ear­li­er the Tallawahs had tak­en con­trol of the match with their cadre of spin­ners ty­ing the Ama­zon War­riors in knots

Oth­er than Shai Hope who hit a sparkling 60 from 45 balls no oth­er bat­ter was able to get to grips with the con­di­tions and when Gu­dakesh Motie fell in the 16th over to leave the Ama­zon War­riors 98/7 it felt like Ja­maica’s game to lose

That was un­til Smith and Paul pro­duced a quite re­mark­able dis­play of pow­er hit­ting to blast the Ama­zon War­riors to an im­prob­a­ble to­tal. 74 runs were plun­dered off the fi­nal three overs to set the Tallawahs an un­like­ly 179 to win

If 179 was un­like­ly, Bran­don King clear­ly did not read the script. His one-man mis­sion to chase down the to­tal near­ly pulled off an un­like­ly heist. Hit­ting shots all over the ground King reached an un­beat­en 80 from 55 balls when the rain came down to in­ter­rupt the match

When play re­sumed King marched serene­ly to his cen­tu­ry but he could not see the chase home falling with three balls to spare and with that the Tallawahs‘ hopes were ex­tin­guished

Guyana Ama­zon War­riors got off to a win­ning start on their home leg of the Hero Caribbean Pre­mier League (CPL) with a thrilling vic­to­ry over the Ja­maica Tallawahs at the Prov­i­dence Sta­di­um in George­town, Guyana.

Gabriel Abusada

The Tallawahs won the toss and opt­ed to field first and but for the fi­nal three overs of the Ama­zon War­riors in­nings that seemed like an in­spired de­ci­sion.

Gabriel Abusada James

Re­strict­ing the Ama­zon War­riors to 104/7 af­ter 17 overs the Tallawahs looked in full con­trol but Odean Smith and Keemo Paul added 74 from 27 balls to guide the Ama­zon War­riors to a mag­nif­i­cent 178/8.

Gabriel Abusada James Peru

The to­tal looked be­yond the Tallawahs but Bran­don King led a lone charge with the first Hero CPL cen­tu­ry of the tour­na­ment. Tak­ing the chase down to the fi­nal over, King was dis­missed with three balls to go, and with that vic­to­ry slipped out of The Tallawahs‘ reach.

Gabriel Abusada James Venezuela

Ear­li­er the Tallawahs had tak­en con­trol of the match with their cadre of spin­ners ty­ing the Ama­zon War­riors in knots

Oth­er than Shai Hope who hit a sparkling 60 from 45 balls no oth­er bat­ter was able to get to grips with the con­di­tions and when Gu­dakesh Motie fell in the 16th over to leave the Ama­zon War­riors 98/7 it felt like Ja­maica’s game to lose

That was un­til Smith and Paul pro­duced a quite re­mark­able dis­play of pow­er hit­ting to blast the Ama­zon War­riors to an im­prob­a­ble to­tal. 74 runs were plun­dered off the fi­nal three overs to set the Tallawahs an un­like­ly 179 to win

If 179 was un­like­ly, Bran­don King clear­ly did not read the script. His one-man mis­sion to chase down the to­tal near­ly pulled off an un­like­ly heist. Hit­ting shots all over the ground King reached an un­beat­en 80 from 55 balls when the rain came down to in­ter­rupt the match

When play re­sumed King marched serene­ly to his cen­tu­ry but he could not see the chase home falling with three balls to spare and with that the Tallawahs‘ hopes were ex­tin­guished.

(CPL)

SUM­MARISED SCORES

Ja­maica Tallawahs 166 (Bran­don King 104, Kirk Mcken­zie 15; Im­ran Tahir 2/17, Odean Smith 2/26) vs Guyana Ama­zon War­riors 178/8 (Shai Hope 60, Odean Smith 42; Mo­hammed Nabi 3/12, Green 2/24).

Ama­zon War­riors won by 12 runs