Tallawahs suffer fifth defeat but still in the hunt for CPL playoffs

The Jamaica Tallawahs suffered their fifth defeat of the Caribbean Premier League season after they went down by 46 runs to the Guyana Amazon Warriors on Saturday at Warner Park in St Kitts.

The Amazon Warriors on the back of a magnificent knock of 75 from 39 balls by Nicholas Pooran carried them to a competitive 169-6 from their 20 overs.

Pooran’s innings had seven sixes and four fours with the left hander getting support from Shoaib Malik and Shimron Hetmyer who made 23 runs apiece. Andre Russell 2-35 was the pick of the Tallawahs bowlers.

In their chase, the Jamaican franchise struggled to put partnerships together and limped to 123 all out in 19.1 overs.

Kirk McKenzie 28 and Shamarrh Brooks 21, were the only batsmen to get over 20.

Odean Smith 3-21 and Gudakesh Motie 3-25 were the pick of the bowlers for the Amazon Warriors who have risen to second in the six team standings with ten points.

Both teams square off again on Sunday to decide a semi-final spot. Despite the defeat and languishing at fifth on the table, the Tallawahs can still make it to the playoffs should they beat the Amazon Warriors due to a superior net run rate.

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