Guyana Amazon Warriors go top of the league after brushing aside Barbados Tridents by six wickets

The 28th game of the Caribbean Premier League saw Guyana Amazon Warriors take on Barbados Tridents at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida. Barbados suffered a six wicket loss at the hands of Guyana Amazon Warriors which meant that they are officially out of the competition and have failed to make it to the playoffs this time. Warriors after this win leapfrog ahead of Jamaica Tallawahs into first place and have atleast two chances to qualify for the finals of the league for third time.

The inform batsmen for Guyana Jason Mohammad and Chris Lynn once again took their side to a win in a tricky circumstances. Tridents made an early breakthrough by dismissing opener Dwayne Smith for a duck and also seeing the back of Nic Maddinson who was gone for 16 runs. Chris Lynn came to the crease and took the attack to the bowlers as he struck a string of fours and sixes to put the pressure back on the Barbados bowling lineup. Warriors were placed at 62 for 2 after ten overs. The crucial moment was partnership between Jason Mohammad and Chris Lynn as they put on 69 runs at the crease that took the side close to victory.

Lynn played a splendid innings as he struck 57 runs off 44 balls and struck three sixes in his innings. Lynn eventually was dismissed by fast bowler Raymond Riefer.While Jason Mohammad remained unbeaten till the end as he scored 57 runs off 41 balls and struck five sixes in his innings to take his side win the game by six wickets in the last over of the game.

Earlier in the day, Barbados won the toss and decided to bat first.Ahmed Shahzad once again fell for a low score but his fellow opener Steven Taylor played a brisk innings of 37 runs off 20 balls to see Tridents placed at 50 for 1 after 7 overs. Shoaib Malik and Kieron Pollard shared an 81 run partnership that meant that the side could score over 170 runs. But quick dismissals of Malik and Pollard meant that the last few overs went in favor of Warriors who pulled things back. Kieron Pollard top scored with 47 runs off 36 balls while Malik chipped in with 35 runs as the Tridents could only manage 158 runs on the board at the end of their innings.

Sohail Tanvir was the pick among the bowlers as he took two wickets while Adam Zampa bowled economically for his one wicket. The loss for Tridents meant that they could not qualify for the playoffs after making an appearance in the finals in the last two editions of the league.

 

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