Amla’s 64 helps defending Champions Trinbago Knight Riders overcome Guyana Amazon Warriors by seven runs

The 11th game in the Caribbean Premier League saw defending Champions Trinbago Knight Riders take on a side on a winning streak, Guyana Amazon Warrior at Providence Stadium, Guyana.

Guyana did end up on the losing side for the first in the Caribbean Premier League 2016 as Trinbago bowlers did put a choke at the end overs to see them lose the game by seven runs. Warriors did require 14 runs in the last over but managed to get only 6 runs to give Trinbago Knight Riders a much needed win in the league.

Guyana won the toss and decided to field first as Trinbago batted first on the surface. Hashim Amla was the man of the moment for the defending Champions as he compiled 64 runs off 54 balls to take the side to post 151 runs on the board after 20 overs. The likes of Munro,Umar Akmal and Dwayne Bravo contributed by scoring 20s to provide support to Amla at the other end. Hashim Amla scored six boundaries in his innings and kept the scoreboard ticking at a nice rate. He was ultimately dismissed by leg spinner Adam Zampa when he missed a slog sweep against him. Dwayne Bravo did strike three massive sixes and two fours to help his side cross 150 overs after full allotted overs.

Bravo went with the spin option up front as he persisted with left arm spinner Devrich to open the bowling. He quickly removed Dwayne Smith who was dismissed for a duck. Amazon Warriors reply was far from ideal as Lynn also departed in the fifth over to leave Guptill all the work to done in order for his side to chase down the target. Martin Guptill scored a crucial 50 runs off 40 balls and did hit four sixes in his innings.

Barnwell, Emrit and Permaul did play quick fire cameos to bring the equation down to 30 runs required off 12 balls. Guptill fell in 19th over for his 50 runs but Permaul did produce a six and two fours to give Guyana some hope of winning the game.Kevon Cooper did produce an excellent over for Knight Riders as Warriors fell short by 7 runs.

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