Guyana break their duck with four-wicket win over St Lucia

Jason Mohammad and Chadwick Walton led the way with the bat to see Guyana Amazon Warriors their first win of Caribbean Premier League in a game played against St Lucia Stars at Gros Islet. Warriors chased down a target of 153 runs posted by Stars in the final over of the innings to win the contest by six wickets.

In the chase, Guyana got off to flier as Martin Guptill and Chadwick Walton added 39 runs for the opening wicket. Walton looked in terrific touch as he smashed three fours and a six in the fist two overs of the innings. Jerome Taylor eventually dismissed Walton for 20 ball 33 runs to see Warriors lose their first wicket. Shane Shillingford dismissed Babar Azam for 12 runs to see the game evenly poised at 64 for 2 after 9.2 overs. Kyle Mayers bagged a big wicket of Guptill who departed after scoring 23 runs of 28 balls.

Warriors needed another 65 runs off 7 overs to win the game as Mohammad held the innings together to steer the side close to the target. He smashed two boundaries and one six against Shillingford in the 16th over to put Warriors in the box seat to win the contest. He found an able partner at the other end as Gajanand scored fluently. Mohammad added 57 runs with Gajanand to see Guyana win the game by six wickets.

Earlier, Darren Sammy won the toss and batted first. Johnson Charles came back to form as he struck 32-ball 53 runs to see Star get off to a flier. Stars looked set for a big score with Charles at the crease but his dismissal saw the hosts lose momentum in the last ten overs of the innings. Shane Watson scored 32 runs off 27 balls and smashed three fours in his innings. Watson and Sammy chipped in with crucial knocks to help the side post 152 from their 20 overs. Rayat Emrit was the standout bowler for Guyana as he took four wickets to pull things back after belligerent start from Charles at the top of the innings.

Stars are certainly in big trouble after five losses to their name while Guyana found respite at last after securing their first win of this season.

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