After consecutive victories in the ongoing edition of Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2018), Guyana Amazon Warriors lost the match by 30 runs. It was Barbados Tridents, who achieved a comprehensive victory over Shoaib Malik-led Guyana in the sixth match of the domestic professional Twenty20 league.

While batting first, Barbados Tridents put a total of 185 for the loss of four wickets. Tridents did not get off to a start they have had look for, as they lost both the openers inside two overs.

However, it was Shai Hope, who turned out to be a hero of Tridents for his classical knock of 88 off 45 deliveries. His innings included six gigantic sixes and an equal number of boundaries.

However, the ex-Australia skipper, Steven Smith, once again got some runs, as he scored 41 off 37 before he fell perished on the bowling off leg-spinner Imran Tahir. Also, Nicholas Pooran played an excellent cameo at the end, as he scored 45 off 27 balls which included two boundaries and three sixes.

CPL 2018: Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors:

While chasing, Guyana Amazon Warriors got off to a similar opening start. Chadwick Walton was the first wicket to fall, as he scored just six runs.

Well, Shimron Hetmyer once again showed a promising beginning. However, he could not convert it into a big one this time around. Hetmyer scored a brisk knock of 22 off nine balls.

Imran Tahir, CPL
CPL 2018: Imran Tahir appeals animatedly, Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents, CPL 2018, Providence, August 12, 2018. Image credits: Getty Images

The skipper of Guyana Amazon, Shoaib Malik powered the chase for his team. However, post his dismissal, Amazon lost its plot.

Ashley Nurse breached the defence of Malik, as he bowled him on 38 off 30 with the help of two boundaries and two sixes.

Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents
CPL 2018: Tridents get off to a winning start to CPL edition 2018. Image Source: CPL (Facebook Page)

Malik alongside Sherfane Rutherford put an 82-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Soon after  Malik returned to the pavilion, Rutherford gifted his wicket. He scored 48 off 46 with the help of four boundaries and two sixes.

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