CPL 2022: Jamaica Tallawahs make it two in two as they beat Guyana Amazon Warriors in a close-fought contest
Jamaica Tallawahs make it Two in Two: Guyana Amazon Warriors locked horns against Jamaica Tallawahs in the fourth match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2022. Warner Park in Basseterre in St Kitts hosted this exciting contest where the Tallawahs came out on top to grab their second win of the competition.
The Guyana Amazon Warriors lost both their openers early in the innings. The Jamaica Tallawahs’ bowlers bowled brilliantly and restricted the Warriors to 15/2 at the end of the powerplay. Shai Hope along with his skipper Shimron Hetmyer led the recovery work for the Warriors.
They put up a 66-run stand before Hope departed on 25. Hetmyer looked good for his 39 and cameos from Romario Shepherd (36 off 17 balls) and Heinrich Klaasen (22* off 15 balls) helped them post 142 on the board. Mohammad Amir finished with three wickets for the Tallawahs as they picked up six wickets in total.
The Tallawahs had a steady start to the chase, scoring 33 at the end of the powerplay for the loss of two wickets. Brandon King played a good hand of 32 at the top of the order before getting dismissed on 32 in the seventh over. Rovman Powell took some time to settle in.
Once Powell got his eye in, he started taking on the bowling but lacked support from the other end. The Tallawahs kept losing wickets at regular intervals and the game went down to the wire. Powell hit some lusty blows and remained unbeaten on 44 to guide his side across the line with four balls to spare to win the game by four wickets.
Guyana Amazon Warriors lose their opening game of the CPL 2022
Guyana Amazon Warriors’ batters struggled to adapt to the conditions as they never got going and only managed to score 142 at the end of their innings. The bowlers tried hard but couldn’t defend the total. They will be eager to register their first win of the CPL 2022 in their next fixture.
Jamaica Tallawahs, meanwhile, have played two games so far and won both. Skipper Rovman Powell led the chase from the front and took his side across the line against the Warriors. They are looking in a solid touch and will look to carry forward the winning momentum in their upcoming games of this edition of the CPL.
Player of the Match
Mohammad Amir was adjudged the player of the match for his outstanding bowling figures of 3/22 in his four overs.
We took proper advantage of the toss. Yesterday, it was raining. As a a new ball bowler, I was getting something out of the wicket. That was the main reason. The wicket was getting better. We knew they have good spinners. But credit goes to Rovman, he played very well.– Mohammad Amir
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It’s a bit bruised (on the leg injury), hopefully, it’ll be worked on tonight and I should be fine. It was difficult (on the chase), they had international spinners, that gave them 12 overs, but I knew the wicket was good to play.– Rovman Powell, Jamaica Tallawahs Skipper
Guyana Amazon Warriors: 142/6 (20)
Jamaica Tallawahs: 143/6 (19.2)
(Rovman Powell 44*, Brandon King 32, Gudakesh Motie 2/10)
Jamaica Tallawahs beat Guyana Amazon Warriors by six wickets.