Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors, CPL 2013, Kingston August 15, 2013

Barnwell bowls Guyana to narrow win

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Guyana Amazon Warriors 139 for 6 (Franklin 40, Philander 2-23) beat Jamaica Tallawahs 134 for 8 (Gayle 43, Barnwell 2-4) by five runs
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Guyana Amazon Warriors defended a middling total of 140, taking four wickets in the last three overs, to set up a five-run win against Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League. The win has pushed Guyana's points tally to eight, although they still trail the Barbados Tridents on run rate.

Jamaica were in a strong position with six wickets in hand and 25 needed off the last three overs. However, Sunil Narine conceded just two runs in his last over and dismissed Jacques Rudolph to finish with match figures of one for 10 off four overs. His wicket brought Vernon Philander and Andre Russell together at the crease but the pair couldn't repeat their spectacular finish against St Lucia Zouks this time round.

Russell smashed a six off pacer Krishmar Santokie in the 19th over but fell attempting a big shot off the next ball. Jamaica went into the final over needing 10 runs but pacer Christopher Barnwell, bowling his first over of the match, dismissed Vernon Philander off the first ball. A couple of balls later, he took the wicket of David Bernard, conceding just four runs to finish a close win.

Jamaica's reply was shaped largely by Chris Gayle's 46-ball 43 and Chadwick Walton's 36 off 20 balls. Gayle began strongly, hitting fours in consecutive overs but lost opener Ahmed Shehzad quickly. After a couple of quiet overs, Walton opened up, hitting sixes in successive overs before taking 17 runs off Mohammad Hafeez in the eighth over. Walton's wicket, followed by Danza Hyatt's, however, set Jamaica back and the side lost Gayle when they were still 42 runs short of the target.

Earlier, Guyana squandered the advantage of a strong start, losing four wickets in the last three overs for 15 runs to finish at 139 for 6. Lendl Simmons and Martin Guptill put on 68 runs, the second-best opening stand for Guyana in the tournament so far. Once the openers fell, James Franklin took charge of the innings, pairing up with Barnwell to score 27 runs off the 16th and 17th overs before Barnwell was run-out for 11. Philander then pulled things back for Jamaica, dismissing Franklin off the first ball of the last over. Mohammad Hafeez was run-out for 6 and Philander finished the innings with the wicket of Denesh Ramdin.

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  • A-Gunnie on August 16, 2013, 15:42 GMT

    Credit must go to Barnwell and Sarwan BUT I felt it was Santokie's prize wicket of Gayle and the main-man Narine's spell that really put the squeeze on JA and the end that did it for the warriors.....watch out for them with the addition of Malinga to go all the way to the finals.

  • Dummy4 on August 16, 2013, 14:38 GMT

    I still can't figure out why he was chosen to bowl the last over, the the results of the match show the selecting barnwell was a stroke of genius. What a match! Both sides excelled...but as is known, only one could win.

  • o on August 16, 2013, 7:52 GMT

    WOW it was great to see Chadwick Walton I remember when he played for W.I a couple of yrs back one of the cleanest hitters of the ball you'll see that 36 from 20 comprised of 4 6's his first innings in tournament and to come in Narine and Hafeez makes me wonder where the hell he's been ? If he can keep this up he'll be wanted in T20 leagues around the world ! SANTOKIE however again the main man gotta be man of tournament so far he has been incredible definitely deserves call up to W.I T20 side and I'm sure a very nice IPL contract. Guyana with Malinga joning Santokie and Narine have 1 dealy lineup added with Guptill and Simmons solid starts upfront, Franklins form, allround input from Barnwell and good captaincy of Sarwan have to be favorites now for me !

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