King scores century to lead Amazon Warriors into CPL final

Jamaican Brandon King guided the Guyana Amazon Warriors to their 5th final in seven editions of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after the Guyanese  franchise recorded a 30 run win over the Barbados Pride on Sunday. King hit 10 fours and 11 sixes in a 72 ball 132 not out, the highest individual score in the history of the CPL.

Captain Shoaib Malik made 32 as he and King shared in a 97 run third wicket stand. King also scored 18 from 6 deliveries in a 38 run unbeaten third wicket partnership of 38 with Nicholas Pooran who was not out on 12 from three deliveries. Chandrapaul Henraj made 27 as the Warriors scored 73 runs for the first wicket before eventually posting 218-3.

Hayden Walsh Junior took 2-42 for the Tridents. The Tridents in reply made a fight of the target  but ended at 188-8. Jonathan Carter top-scored for the Barbados franchise with 49 while Alex Hales made 36 and Jason Holder 28. Jamaican Odean Smith claimed 2-25 while Romario Shepherd had 3-50. Jamaican Odean Smith claimed 2-25 while Romario Shepherd had 3-50. With the win, the Warriors who are yet to win the CPL, secured their place in the final for a second straight year.

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