slower ball, good length at leg stump. Whips it uppishly against the turn and hits it straight to deep midwicket who takes it comfortably at chest height after a few steps to his right. Top class fielding like it has been all night, and that's a huge win
9:50 pm That's all from us today. Thanks for joining and see you soon.
Chris Gayle: Credit must go to oshane. He put us on the back foot straight away. There's no over-reliance on me and Evin. We still have match winners down the order. We have to set it up for them. It doesn't happen all the time. We go to Barbados now. We need some momentum for the playoffs. We don't know where we're going to place, long or short route, we want to make it to the final.
Kumar Sangakkara: We've tried to get the balance right when you don't have an allrounder in the top 7. But Madhmuduallah did nicely. O'shane Thomas gave us such a great start, getting the Universe Boss. Chris [Gayle] should get the credit for that, it was him who spotted and brought him in last year. Extra pace with control gives us a great edge. The fielding was great today, barring my miss. We have one more really important game against a Guyana side that has really come back strongly in the tournament. We're looking to get into the top two.
Oshane Thomas, Man of the Match: Not aware [that I was bowling 150+]. I would credit Andrew [inaudible] for my success. My favourite wicket was Chris [Gayle].
9:30 pm A sensational defence of an average score. Started by a bustling 20-year-old fast bowler who removed Gayle, Mohammad Nabi and Carlos Brathwaite in his first game of the season. O'Shane Thomas consistently hit 145 and even managed 150 a couple of times. What an exciting prospect. Mahmudullah applied the brakes, Sami made the breakthroughs and Santokie finished it all off. Jamaica Tallawahs have qualified to the playoffs.
slower ball, full outside off stump. Slices it over point. Just about
slower yorker at middle stump, tapped back to the bowler
slower ball at middle stump, walks at it and hammers it to long-on after meeting it at the pitch
slower ball, full at leg stump. Flicked to long-on
slower ball, length at off stump. Pushed in front of point with soft hands
full at off stump, dragged to long-on with a mistimed slog
bouncer at middle stump, backs away to pull, beaten
slower ball, launched straight to long-on who takes a catch and celebrates. Rovman Powell is flambouyant. But he hasn't seen the umpire's outstretched hand to signal no-ball
full outside off stump, driven back at the bowler off the toe-end
back of a length, down leg side
slower ball, full at leg stump. Flicks it into the open midwicket area. Bowler gives chase and they decide to take on his throw. It's too good. At the stumps and Mahmudullah is at the non-strikers to pick it up and break the stumps. Third umpire confirms how short he was
good length in the corridor, defended to extra cover
good length at off stump, pushed to extra cover who doesn't collect cleanly and misses on the potential run-out chance
offcutter, good length at off stump. Dropped into the covers off the back foot
slower ball, full outside off. Poked to extra cover
good length offcutter at middle stump, walks down the pitch and gets a leading edge that lands safely in the covers region
Hat-trick ball coming up
cleaned him up. Batsman gives the charge and this offcutter pitches a few metres in front of him. Rips away at shin height and through his defences. Knocks middle and off
straight to long-off. Lines up to go leg side but gets a dipping, loopy slower ball in his slot outside off. Drills it straight to Foo
back of a length outside off and Hilfenhaus' strategy of swinging wildly finally pays off. Gets a top edge that zooms over the keeper
|Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica|
|Toss||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||30 August 2017 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Jamaica Tallawahs 2, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 0|
|S Badree||not out||7||10|
|SS Cottrell||run out||2||2|
|Extras||(lb 2, nb 2, w 5)|
|Total||116(10 wkts; 17.5 ovs)|