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CPL 2022: Shamarh Brooks smashes a scintillating ton to help his side Jamaica Tallawahs reach the final

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Jamaica Tallawahs reach the final: The second qualifier of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2022 saw Guyana Amazon Warriors face the Jamaica Tallawahs at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. It was a high-scoring affair and the Tallawahs defeated the home team to progress to the final.

Guyana Amazon Warriors skipper Shimron Hetmyer won the toss and opted to bowl first. The decision paid off as they got off to a brilliant start, sending both the Tallawahs openers back in the hut in the first three overs. They could have had one more but Rahmanullah Gurbaz dropped a dolly behind the stumps of Shamarh Brooks off Romario Shepherd’s bowling. Brooks made sure that the Warriors pay a heavy price for it.

Brooks, once settled, teed off and played some wonderful strokes. Powell departed on 37 but there was no stopping Brooks as he brought up his half-century. The Warriors’ bowlers were hit all around the park as they had no answers to Brooks. The right-handed batter brought up a scintillating ton. Brooks and Imad Wasim remained unbeaten on 109 and 41 respectively to power their side to 226/4 at the end of their 20 overs.

In reply, the Warriors got off to a solid start. They scored 62 at the end of the powerplay but lost three wickets inside the powerplay. Shai Hope played a good cameo of 31 off 13 balls but couldn’t carry on. Keemo Paul was promoted to the fifth position and he looked good but lacked support from the other end.

The Warriors kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Paul brought up his fifty but was cleaned up by Wasim. Gudakesh Motie and Odean Smith lower down the order hit some lusty blows in the end and remained unbeaten on 22 and 24 respectively but it wasn’t enough as they finished their innings on 189/8, falling short by 37 runs. The Tallawahs bowled beautifully, with Chris Green and Wasim finishing with two scalps each. With this convincing win, the Tallawahs progress to the final of the CPL 2022.

Jamaica Tallawahs will face Barbados Royals in the final of the CPL 2022

The Tallawahs had a rollercoaster of a ride this season. They scrapped their way to the knockout stages of the competition but stepped up when it mattered. Two convincing wins and it sees them qualify for the final of the CPL 2022. They will face Barbados Royals on Friday which will be a mouth-watering contest.

Guyana Amazon Warriors, on the other hand, qualified for the playoffs on the back of four successive wins. They lost to the Royals in the first qualifier. They had a second chance of reaching the final but succumbed to the pressure as they suffered a heavy loss against the Tallawahs. Their dream run comes to an end and will hope to go one step ahead in the next edition of the CPL.

Player of the Match

Shamarh Brooks was adjudged the Player of the Match for his brilliant century.

My second year with the franchise. Coming in last year as a replacement, Jamaica gave me the opportunity to showcase my talent at this level and in this format of cricket. I have enjoyed it ever since, the vibe in the camp is fantastic and I love playing for this franchise. Tonight was just dividends of the mood in the camp.

– Shamarh Brooks

It’s a tremendous feeling to be in the final. Credit to the 16 guys, they fought brilliantly. In between games, we had some problems but we overcame those challenges. My approach to leadership is to try and lead from the front. In each and every game, I try to carry my weight as a batter.

– Rovman Powell, Jamaica Tallawahs Skipper

Score Summary

Jamaica Tallawahs:226/4 (20)
Best Performance(Shamarh Brooks 109*, Imad Wasim 41*, Romario Shepherd 2/43)
Guyana Amazon Warriors:189/8 (20)
Best Performance(Keemo Paul 56, Shai Hope 31, Imad Wasim 2/25)
Match Result:Jamaica Tallawahs beat Guyana Amazon Warriors by 37 runs and reach the final

CPL Final 2022

Jamaica Tallawahs will be pacing Barbodas Royals in the CPL Final of the season.

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