Kesrick Williams executed a pitch-perfect final over to see Jamaica Tallawahs sneak out a two-run win over Guyana Amazon Warriors. The game turned out to be low-scoring affair played at Guyana in the Caribbean Premier League.
Guyana won the toss and opted to field first. Jamaica Tallawahs after a promising start to the innings with the help of Lendl Simmons and Glenn Phillips lost the plot in the final overs to see get only 128 runs from 20 overs. Sohail Tanvir and Rashid Khan bowled economical spells for Guyana and never allowed Tallawahs to get away with easy runs in their innings.
Warriors looked comfortably placed while chasing a score of 129 runs set by Jamaica. The opening duo of Chadwick Walton and Martin Guptill added 67 runs to see hosts get off to a good start but once the openers depart it became increasingly difficult for new batsmen to score freely on a sluggish surface.
Babar Azam and Jason Mohammad scored useful 20s but could not help their side win the game. Mohammad Sami conceded eight runs from the penultimate over of the game to see Guyana needing just another eight to win the game. Kesrick Williams showcased his death bowling skills to see Azam and Primus struggle to get any boundaries. He was the named man of the match for his spectacular performance as he picked up three wickets in the game.
Earlier in the game, Glenn Phillips scored a crucial half century to propel Jamaica over 120-run mark. Lendl Simmons once again provided a brisk start to the innings but gave his wicket away to see Jamaica lose momentum in terms of rate of scoring. Andre McCarthy and Kumar Sangakkara also could not weave their magic as they perished for single-digit scores. Jonathan Foo produced a much needed cameo to see the side register 128 runs on the board.