12.00am The Guyana Amazon Warriors have picked up steam and momentum just when it has mattered. Peaking in T20 tournaments is quite a highly-discussed topic; the Amazon Warriors have peaked at the right time. Chasing 169, Chadwick Walton and then Luke Ronchi put on a stand of belligerence to boot the defending champions out of the tournament. The Tallawahs, apart from Mahmudullah, did not have answers, nor did they ask the right questions. They have plenty they can take out of this tournament, but they did have a chance to finish in the top two, so some rued opportunities for them. The Amazon Warriors progress to the second qualifier, another knockout, against the Trinbago Knight Riders in under 24 hours. We'll be back then, so see you. Take care.

Rayad Emrit: "We knew there was going to be a lot of dew, the toss was important. Keeping them to 170 was decent. We haven't seen the best of Rashid Khan yet. Tomorrow is going to be our toughest game, our ice baths are ready, for 12.30 in the morning. We are professionals.

Kumar Sangakkara: "We were 30-40 runs short, didn't help that the ball was changed just before that over from Rashid Khan, those three wickets put us on the back foot. We have gone soft in the Powerplay, which is why we played the big guy Lewis. Everytime we play naive, silly cricket, we lose games. We had a specific plan, our bowling has been inconsistent. I told all batsmen coming in, it's going to be the googly (the hat-trick).

Luke Ronchi, the Man of the Match: "It got dewy, quite hard to hold onto the ball, skidded onto the bat. Trying to continue with the momentum as much as I can really. My role is to be positive, and as long as I can. Having 14-15 games (the Natwest T20 Blast) there made a big difference.

Santokie to Fudadin, SIX runs, Santokie dishes out a full toss and Fudadin swats this over midwicket for six to move to the second qualifier. The defending champions the Tallawahs have been knocked out

It has been four hours since this game started

Santokie to Primus, 1 run, full and straight, driven past the bowler and his partner for a run to long-off
Santokie to Fudadin, 1 run, full length outside off, tapped towards point for a quick run
Santokie to Fudadin, no run, full and straight, pushed back to the bowler
Santokie to Fudadin, no run, full delivery outside off, seaming back in, defended into the off side

Could be the last over of the Tallawahs campaign. Santokie will bowl it

17 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | GAW: 161/5 (8 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.47, RRR: 2.66)

  • AB Fudadin22 (20b)
  • RS Primus1 (1b)
  • Mohammad Sami4-0-20-1
  • KOK Williams4-0-48-0
Mohammad Sami to Fudadin, 1 run, short, on the ribs, gloved down to fine leg awkwardly for one
Mohammad Sami to Fudadin, no run, good length outside off, dabbed to point
Mohammad Sami to Fudadin, FOUR runs, races away through point. Sami stares, Fudadin glares. Full and wide outside off, slices this through point. Used the pace of Sami
Mohammad Sami to Primus, 1 run, fullish delivery outside off, confidently pushed out to the sweeper cover


Mohammad Sami to Ronchi, OUT, Ronchi's belligerence ends. And it needed quite a terrific delivery to end it. Full on leg, quick, hurries Ronchi for pace, who is late on his flick, struck in front and the umpire accepts Sami's plea. Ronchi has taken this game away from the Tallawahs

L Ronchi lbw b Mohammad Sami 70 (33b 5x4 5x6) SR: 212.12

Amazon 2nd innings Partnerships

1st23Sohail TanvirCAK Walton
2nd67L RonchiCAK Walton
3rd22L RonchiJN Mohammed
4th22L RonchiG Singh
5th21L RonchiAB Fudadin
6th14AB FudadinRS Primus