Jamaica Tallawahs led by Andre Russell retained the top spot of Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2018) points table as they registered their third consecutive victory in the domestic professional Twenty20 league. Apart from topping the points tally, they also improved the Net Run-Rate criteria. However, the third straight win came against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Oshane Thomas removed Even Lewis early on in the game between Jamaica Tallawahs and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Credits: Getty Images

Summary of the match:

While batting first, Jamaica put a significant total of 178 for the loss of four wickets. The opening batsmen, Kennar Lewis along with Glenn Phillips put a strong foundation of a big total. They put an opening partnership of 64 inside first seven overs.

Nepal’s exciting prospect Sandeep Lamichhane got the first breakthrough for his team as Lewis missed his well deserved fifty by a solitary run.

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Sandeep Lamichhane picked two wickets against Jamaica Tallawahs. Image Source CPL (Facebook Page).

The young spin sensation Sandeep helped his team to make a comeback as he removed Andre McCarthy for a golden duck.

Phillips was the next man to fall as Ben Cutting trapped him in front of the wickets. He scored 41 off 38 deliveries.

It was a quickfire knock of Ross Taylor that powered a big set. He scored unbeaten 51 off just 35 deliveries with the help of four powerpack sixes.

When it came to the chase:

In response to it, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots lost their opening batsman, Even Lewis in the very first over. Lewis scored a duck as Oshane Thomas dropped the first drop of blood.

St Kitts lost the number three batsman, Tom Copper soon after that as Krishmar Santonkie got his wicket. Copper managed to score only seven runs.

Apart from Jamaican Star, Chris Gayle who scored 24 off 25 balls and Mahmudullah of 22 off 15, no other batter looked impactful in the chase.

In the CPL 2018 edition, St Kitts and Patriots found themselves short of a significant margin as Jamaica Tallawahs achieved the victory by 47 runs.

C{: 2018 – Brief scores:

Jamaica Tallawahs:
Ross Taylor 51, Kennar Lewis 49
Sandeep Lamichhane 2/21, Ben Cutting 1/26

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
Chris Gayle 24, Mahmudullah 22
Krishmar Santonkie 2/13, Imad Wasim 2/21