Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 7th 2017 Contents A52 sports
guardian.co.tt Monday, August 7, 2017
From Fort Lauderdale, USA
As the fans were settling down to enjoying
a good drink on Sheriff Street in Georgetown,
thinking that the Amazon Warriors were me-
andering to victory in the Hero CPL, a spark of
genius from Fabien Allen turned their Sunday
afternoon upside down. The Warriors chasing 133
runs for victory were
well set at 103 for
three in the 16th over
when Fabiel Allen flew
like Spiderman on the
boundary edge to pull off a brilliant one-hand catch to
change the course of the match---giving St Kitts Patriots
victory by four runs. He sent back the batting mainstay
Jason Mohammed for 41, as Guyana crashed to 128 for
The Warriors bowlers were good enough to keep Chris
Gayle down to 66 not out in all of 20 overs, as Patriots
made 130 for three. They then looked good for victory on
the back of Mohammed's 41 and 28 by Gajanand Singh.
When Mohammed fell after facing 41 balls and hitting
a four and a six, Patriots roared back into the contest, so
much so that they were left to get eight runs off the final
over to win the contest. The first ball bowled by Carlos
Brathwaite went for a single, skipper Rayad Emrit was
run out of the next ball which was a wide. Singh was
bowled two balls later and the Tanveer was run out of
the penultimate over. It was done to the final ball with
five runs needed and Rashi Khan failed to score.
Earlier, Guyana won the toss and decided to send the
Patriots in, given the fact that they struggled in the open-
ing match batting first.
The Warriors bowlers were on spot from early on and
kept things very tight. The normally free scoring Gayle
had to be circumspect to guide the innings along. He lost
the free spirited Evin Lewis who left home early and was
stumped. Next in was the Pakistani Mohammed Hafeez
who was unfortunately run out cheaply. This put more
pressure on Gayle and he and Brandon King had to rebuild
the innings. This they did, although at a slow rate which
kept Guyana in the game.
Gayle struck a few signature blows but more often than
not, batting was a grind in the Florida humidity. Young
King looked much better than he did on Saturday and
played the conditions well. He and Gayle added 97 runs
of 12.2 overs. King was run out in the final over for 38 of 35
balls with two sixes and two fours. Gayle finished 66 not
out, having faced 55 balls with four fours and two sixes.
Hope, Blackwood get half-centuries
Jermaine Blackwood continued
to press his case for a return
to the Test side with another
half-century while Shai Hope
was again among the runs, as
West Indies rallied against Kent
on the opening day of their
three-day tour game yesterday.
Opting to bat first at Kent Coun-
ty Ground, the Windies fought
back from a position of 78 for four
to be bowled out for 265 in their
first innings late in the day.
Hope top-scored with 57 while
Blackwood scored exactly 50 and
Kyle Hope, 36.
Fast bowler Charlie Hartley
claimed four for 80 while left-
arm seamer Adam Ball (2-27)
and off-spinner Adam Riley (2-
37) chipped in with two wickets
In reply, Kent lost Daniel
Bell-Drummond without scor-
ing in the first over, caught at the
wicket off pacer Joseph, to end the
day on one for one.
The Windies had a dodgy start,
losing Kraigg Brathwaite (8) and
Kieran Powell (13) cheaply, both
lbw to Hartley to leave the total
on 36 for two.
Shai Hope then joined his older
brother Kyle -- who made 36 -- in a
38-run, third wicket stand which
stabilised the innings.
Shai, who was among the runs
against Essex last week, faced 121
deliveries and struck five fours
while Kyle counted five fours in a
Shai then combined with the en-
terprising Blackwood to put on 70
for the fifth wicket and rally the
innings for the tourists.
Blackwood, who gathered a
half-century against Essex, struck
six boundaries off 92 balls but once
again, failed to carry on.
The partnership was bro-
ken when Shai gloved one that
bounced from Riley to Ball at slip
and Blackwood added a further
30 with Shane Dowrich (15) be-
fore played back to a full length
one from Hartley and falling lbw.
Three wickets tumbled for 23
runs to leave the Windies 201 for
eight but Joseph anchored two
successive 32-run stands with
Bishoo and Miguel Cummins (8
not out) to ensure the tail wagged.
WEST INDIES 265 (Shai
Hope 57, Jermaine Black-
wood 50, Kyle Hope 36,
Alzarri Joseph 31; Charlie
Hartley 4-80, Adam Ball
2-27, Adam Riley 2-37)
KENT one for one.
St Kitts/Nevis Patriots 133/3 (20) (Chris Gayle 66no,
Brandon King 39) vs Guyana Amazon Warriors 128/8
(20) (Jason Mohammed 41, Gajanand Singh 28, Babar
Azam 21, S Cotterell 2/28)---Patriots won by 5 runs.
TALLAWAHS 154 for three off 20 over (Andre McCa-
rthy 60, Shakib-al-Hasan 43 not out; Wahab Riaz 3-32)
TRIDENTS 142 off 20 overs (Kieron Pollard 62; Mo-
hammed Sam 4-12)---Tallawahs won by 12 runs.
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