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Saint Luca Kings grab their first win: Saint Lucia defeated Jamaica Tallawahs in the ninth match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2022 to grab their first win of this edition. Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet in St Lucia hosted this close-fought contest.
After being asked to bat first, the Tallawahs got off to a shay start. Both their openers departed on 19 each and lost three wickets inside the powerplay with 47 on the board. Raymon Reifer walked in at five and held the innings nicely from one end.
He was supported by Imad Wasim (20) from the other end. Reifer brought up his half-century and looked good. He hit 4 fours and as many sixes in his knock of 62 before departing in the penultimate over. His innings helped the Tallwahs post 163 on the board. The Kings picked up eight wickets in total, with Scott Kuggeleijn finishing with three.
The Saint Lucia Kings didn’t have the best of starts to the chase as they reeled at 38/3 at the end of the fielding restrictions. Johnson Charles opening the batting looked good but needed support from the other end. Tim David provided it and started building a partnership for the fifth wicket.
Charles played some wonderful strokes and raced to his fifty in no time. He was dismissed on 62 off 39 balls in the 15th over. Contributions from the lower-order batters David (20), Roshon Primus 22), and David Wiese (20*) helped them chase down the total with one ball to spare. The Tallawahs’ bowlers tried hard and did pick eight wickets in total but failed to hold their nerves in the final moments of the game to lose game.
Saint Lucia Kings hand Jamaica Tallawahs their first loss of CPL 2022
- Saint Luca Kings grab their first win of CPL 2022
- Jamaica Tallawahs registered their first loss of CPL 2022
Jamaica Tallahawas had played two games and won both coming into this game. Their batters did a fine job to post good total on the board but their bowlers failed to hold their nerves as they lost to the Kings in their third game. They have four points to their name and are placed second in the points table.
Saint Lucia Kings, on the other hand, lost their first two games of the CPL 2022. They fired in unison against the Tallawahs to register their first win of this edition. They performed brilliantly in front of their home crowd and will look to repeat their performance in their upcoming fixtures of the CPL 2022.
Player of the Match
Johnson Charles was named the Player of the Match for his brilliant knock of 62 at the top of the order for Saint Lucia Kings
I feel great. Feels good to register your first win. As much as I wanted to go hard, we were losing wickets. So we have to build partnerships. Bowlers study batters and try to work on our weaknesses. Feels lovely to have this sort of support from the home crowd.– Johnson Charles
Huge win, especially when you handle pressure and get over the line. At the halfway stage we felt if we had wickets in hand it will be difficult to end for them with the wet ball.– Faf du Plessis, Saint Lucia Kings Skipper
Jamaica Tallawahs: 163/8 (20)
(Raymon Reifer 62, Imad Wasim 20, Scott Kuggeleijn 3/44)
Saint Lucia Kings: 164/8 (19.5)
(Johnson Charles 62, Roshon Primus 22, Mohammad Amir 3/25)
Saint Lucia Kings beat Jamaica Tallawahs by two wickets to grab their first win of the tournament.