The Jamaica Tallawahs face a must win situation when they play the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in their last preliminary round game on Sunday if they are to secure their place in the play-off of the Caribbean Premier League.
This after they went down by 12 runs to hosts Guyana Amazon Warriors on Wednesday night at the Providence Stadium. The Warriors first posted 178-8 after being sent to bat.
Shai Hope top-scored with 60, while Jamaica's Odean Smith bludgeoned 42 off 16 balls including 6 sixes.
Keemo Paul also chipped in with 24 not out as Mohammed Nabi took 3-12 and Chris Green 2-24 for the Tallawahs.
In reply, the Tallawahs needing 20 off the last over came up short at 166 all out with one delivery remaining.
Brandon King single-handedly led the way for the Jamaican franchise with his second T20 century, cracking 104 off 66 balls including 8 fours and 7 sixes.
Kirk McKenzie with 15 was the next best scorer for the Tallawahs who missed out on an opportunity to secure a playoff spot.
Man of the Match Smith returned to take 2-26, while Gudakesh Motie and Imran Tahir also had 2 wickets each.