Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders:
Trinbago Knight Riders: 143/5
Guyana Amazon Warriors: 144/3 (18.4/20 overs, target 144)
Guyana Amazon Warriors win the match by 7 wickets with 8 balls remaining.
The defending champions, Trinbago Knight Riders scored 143 runs off 5 wickets after 20 overs in the last match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 league stage. Guyana Amazon Warriors chased the target of 144 runs in 18.4 overs at the loss of just 7 wickets, winning the match by 7 wickets with 8 balls remaining and finishing the league stage with 0 defeats.
Trinbago Knight Riders’ innings against Guyana Amazon Warriors:
The Amazon Warriors won the toss and elected to field first against the defending champions, in the 30th match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019. As the match started, Lendl Simmons and Javon Searles came to bat first for Trinbago Knight Riders.
Chandrapaul Hemraj gave the Amazon Warriors a sound start with his bowling as he bowled Javon Searles for 5 runs and also Denesh Ramdin on the very next ball for a duck. Chandrapaul Hemraj’s 2 back-to-back wickets in the 3rd over of the match brought the Trinbago Knight Riders’ score to 19/2. Lendl Simmons scored 30 runs off 24 balls before he got bowled out by Chandrapaul Hemraj as well in the 7th over of the match.
Colin Munro tried to stabilize things for Trinbago Knight Riders by steadily scoring 43 runs off 40 balls for 2 fours and 2 sixes. Towards the end, Trinbago Knight Riders’ captain Kieron Pollard added a quick 36 runs off 27 balls as he struck 4 fours and a six to push his team’s total to 143 runs while remaining not out.
Trinbago Knight Riders finished on 143 runs at the loss of 5 wickets after their 20 overs. Chandrapaul Hemraj’s 3 early wickets for 15 runs in his spell of 3 overs played a key role in limiting the Knight Riders from scoring a higher total. Guyana Amazon Warriors’ captain Shoaib Malik and Ben Laughlin took 1 wicket each against the Knight Riders.
Guyana Amazon Warriors’ innings against Trinbago Knight Riders:
Guyana Amazon Warriors required 144 runs off 120 balls to win the match. The Warriors started by sending Brandon King and Chandrapaul Hemraj to bat first. Chandrapaul Hemraj who did a fascinating job with the bowl earlier today went out on just 12 runs off 16 balls in the 6th over of the match. Brandon King soon followed him as Brandon got lbw by James Neesham after scoring 33 runs off 23 balls for 7 fours.
Shimron Hetmyer also lost his wicket on 9 runs, bringing the Warriors’ score to 59/3 in the 9th over of the match. The Amazon Warriors’ required 85 runs off 68 balls at that point of the match.
Guyana Amazon Warriors’ captain Shoaib Malik, who was awarded the “Player of the match” in the Warriors’ most recent match, took charge of the game along with the Amazon’s wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran. The Amazon’s Nicholas Pooran played an impressive inning of 54 runs off 35 balls for 5 fours and 3 sixes, as Shoaib Malik supported him with his own 28 runs off 29 balls. Nicholas Pooran and Shoaib Malik took a stand of 84* runs together to secure the match against the defending champions.
Guyana Amazon Warriors achieved the target of 144 runs in just 18.4 overs with the help of Nicholas Pooran’s brilliant innings, winning the match against Trinbago Knight Riders by 7 wickets with 8 balls remaining. Nicholas Pooran was also awarded the “Player of the Match” for his match-winning performance with the bat for the Amazon Warriors.