In the ongoing sixth edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2018), an excellent batting effort from Guyana Amazon Warriors helped them beat Trinbago Knight Riders by six wickets at Providence Stadium, Guyana.
However, Guyana Amazon Warriors skipper, Chris Green won the toss and elected to bowl first. The opening pair of Trinbago Knight Riders, Colin Munro and Brendon McCullum aimed to start their innings on a good note.
Meanwhile, Guyana Amazon Warriors bowler, Sohail Tanvir picked up the wicket of Colin Munro on just six. Moreover, the bowlers did their job in the powerplay and picked up three wickets in quick time.
Furthermore, the middle-order batsmen showed some aggression and started scoring runs.
Trinbago Knight Riders batsman, Denesh Ramdin, and Darren Bravo added some vital 32 and 42 runs, respectively to the board. Later, Kevon Cooper contributed 30 runs off his bat from 14 balls smashing three massive sixes and as many boundaries. Sohail Tanvir and Rayad Emrit each picked up two wickets. However, Trinbago Knight Riders set a target of 155 runs to Guyana Amazon Warriors.
However, Guyana Amazon Warriors’ opening pair began on a decent note. Meanwhile, one fantastic delivery from Fawad Khan bowled Luke Ronchi and showed him the way towards the pavilion. First down, Shimron Hetmyer and Cameron Delport started to put up some good show and added 41 runs for their second wicket partnership.
Furthermore, middle-order batsman Sherfane Rutherford played some fantastic cricketing shots in the middle overs and helped the pressure to get released. He scored 45 runs off 13 deliveries smashing six sixes and a boundary.
However, Shimron Hetmyer and Sherfane Rutherford added 62 runs partnership for their team. Trinbago Knight Riders bowler Fawad only managed to pick two wickets. However, Guyana Amazon Warriors batsman finished off their innings in 14.1 overs. Sherfane Rutherford was declared as ‘Man of the Match.’
CPL 2018, Brief Score: Guyana Amazon Warriors (Shimron Hetmyer 59, Sherfane Rutherford 45; Fawad Khan 2/20) won the match to Trinbago Knight Riders (Darren Bravo 42, Denesh Ramdin 32; Rayad Emrit 2/25) by six wickets.