11.35pm What a dominant chase from Guyana. Here's the Man of the Match Shimron Hetmyer: I'm working hard at the nets and working on my batting. It's a good pitch to bat on, some balls stuck. It's two in two and it's a good feeling in the camp. We're just taking it one game at a time.

Brathwaite, Patriots captain: It wasn't to be tonight, credit to Hetmyer. The conditions were dewy and it was very tough. We tried as best as we could, we will have to play 5 games in 10 days and hopefully we can turn it around at home.

Malik, Guyana captain: It was packed today and I want to thank the crowd. Whatever you are chasing, if you have good start, it's easier for the middle order. When an opener crosses 30, it's their responsibility to finish the game. When I took that blow, I thought I'm out of the tournament. I had a scan and it came clear. Thanks to Allah. If you win most of the home games, you can go deep in the tournament. I didn't feel like it was not in Pakistan, the crowd was fantastic. Keep supporting us guys.

That's all we have for you from this match. Thanks for reading. Until next time, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Varun Shetty and Vairavan

Emrit to Hetmyer, SIX runs, Hetmyer launches it over midwicket and finishes it with a bang! Overpitched and into the toes, picked up and lifted into the night sky
Emrit to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, Short on middle, Malik goes deep in the crease and pulls flat and hard to deep midwicket

Abhijato: "@Kaleem - agreed that Hetmeyer is a more dynamic and reliable player. But I was talking about their Entertainment Quotient when they do get going. As Pant has shown in all three formats of the game, when it all clicks he can pull off feats the best in the business cannot. Cases in point - his exploits in IPL, his daddy hundred in Australia, and his T20I cameos in NZ!"

Emrit to Hetmyer, 1 run, on the hips, short-arm jabbed away to deep square leg
Emrit to Hetmyer, no run, slower ball on middle, Hetmyer charges down the track but can't connect with this variation
Emrit to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, back of a length on off, Malik rides it down to short third man for one

18 | 12 Runs | GAW: 150/2 (4 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.33, RRR: 2.00)

  • Shimron Hetmyer63 (44b)
  • Shoaib Malik21 (18b)
  • Sheldon Cottrell4-0-35-1
  • Rayad Emrit3-0-18-0
Cottrell to Hetmyer, SIX runs, short ball, another slower ball, sits up to be smacked. Hetmyer obliges and sends the white ball sailing over midwicket
Cottrell to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, slower, short ball outside off, smeared to deep square on the bounce

Otaj Ihba: "This tournament is a part of the Golden Trio of Franchise Cricket. IPL has the best quality, PSL has the best thrillers, and CPL has the best hitters!"

Cottrell to Shoaib Malik, no run, slower short ball on middle, forced to short cover off the back foot
Cottrell to Shoaib Malik, FOUR runs, overpitched on the toes, put away between deep square leg and fine leg. Whipped with the wrists
Cottrell to Shoaib Malik, no run, dug in outside off, Malik leans back and chops to backward point

Kaleem : "@Abhijato......Hetmayr is a complete player he has all the shots in the book as compared to Pant who still looks a average cricketer he needs to improve a lot I think it would be unfair to compare compare Pant with Hetmayr. "

Cottrell to Hetmyer, 1 run, slower, short ball on off stump, firmly pulled off the back foot to deep midwicket

17 | 4 Runs | GAW: 138/2 (16 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.11, RRR: 5.33)

  • Shimron Hetmyer56 (42b)
  • Shoaib Malik16 (14b)
  • Rayad Emrit3-0-18-0
  • Mohammad Hafeez2-0-19-0
Emrit to Hetmyer, 1 run, slower cutter on middle, punched down to long-on off the back foot
Emrit to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, chopped from the stumps fine of short third man for one

A. Sensarma: "The match was won and lost in boundaries - the premium currency of T20 batting. This is only appropriate considering CPL is hosted in the Land of Sixes. And Hetmeyer is the biggest new exponent of this art!"

Amazon 2nd innings Partnerships

1st63C HemrajBA King
2nd32SO HetmyerBA King
3rd64Shoaib MalikSO Hetmyer