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CPL 2022: Jason Holder helps Barbados Royals get back to winning ways

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Jason Holder Helps Barbodas: Barbados Royals faced Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 22nd match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2022. Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad hosted this contest where the Royals completed a convincing victory to get back to winning ways.

Grey skies greeted both sides and rain arrived before the start of play. Due to persistent rain, it was a late start to the game and it was reduced to 16 overs per side. Guyana Amazon Warriors skipper Shimron Hetmyer won the toss and opted to bowl first. Rahkeem Cornwall hit some lusty blows at the top of the order for the Royals but departed on 20. It led to a mini-collapse as they lost three wickets in a space of 10 balls.

Jason Holder arrived at the crease and led the fightback. He lacked support from the other end as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Holder remained unbeaten on 40 off 33 balls to take his side to 107 at the end of their quota of 16 overs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman also hit some lusty blows in the end in his cameo of 1* off 9 balls. Chandrapaul Hemraj bowled brilliantly and picked up three wickets for the Warriors.

The revised target according to the DLS method was 111. Chasing it was a difficult one on a tricky surface. The Warriors’ batters took their time to settle in but none of them got going. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals and as a result the required run rate kept climbing up. This allowed the Royals to pull back things.

Only three Royals batters managed to get to double digits as they managed to score only 81 at the end of their innings, falling short by 29 runs. The Royals bowled beautifully and picked up nine wickets in total, with Cornwall, Obed McCoy, and Ramon Simmonds finishing with two each. With this, they get back to winning ways and stay at the top of the table.

Barbados Royals qualify for the playoffs of the CPL 2022

Barbados Royals have sealed a berth in the playoffs with this win. They are on a roll this season and deserve a place in the knockout stages of the CPL 2022. They lost their last fixture against the Jamaica Tallawahs but have made sure that they get back to winning ways quickly. The Royals will look to keep performing in a similar manner going into the playoffs.

Guyana Amazon Warriors’ struggles continue in this year’s CPL. They are languishing at the bottom of the table. They have managed to win only a single game out of six and reel at the bottom with three points to their name. The Warriors are running out of time and need to turn the tables around quickly to stand any chance of qualifying for the playoffs.

Player of the Match

Jason Holder was named the Player of the Match for his fighting knock of 40* before taking one wicket with the ball.

For me it was to just get a partnership going. That was the most important thing. We just had to accelerate at that stage. It was a great total on this wicket. It was important for the team, I just tried to be calm.

– Jason Holder

It was phenomenal play from us, huge partnership at that end, and that really helped us. It’s been a great memory. I have learnt so much as a captain. They players have been phenomenal.

– David Miller, Barbados Royals Skipper

Score Summary

Barbados Royals107/6 (16)
Best Performance(Jason Holder 40*, Rahkeem Cornwall 20, Chandrapaul Hemraj 3/15)
Guyana Amazon Warriors81/9 (16)
Best Performance(Odean Smith 15, Shimron Hetmyer 12, Rahkeem Cornwall 2/12)
Match Result:Barbados Royals beat Guyana Amazon Warriors by 29 runs (DLS Method).