full toss, he backs away and belts this back past the bowler to the straight boundary. What an emphatic way to finish. This has been a sparkling knock from Shimron Hetmyer. You will hear a lot of this guy for many years to come. Class batsman, class strokes and a temperament to die for. The consistency is slowly coming into his game and he's set to finally emerge from the shadows of his glorious Under-19 past. This has been a comprehensive victory for Guyana Amazon Warriors under new captain Shoaib Malik.
9.25pm Guyana started poorly, but Hetmyer came out and made batting look ridiculously easy. His counter-attack ensured St Kitts bowlers couldn't settle into any kind of rhythm. It didn't help that their fielding was lackluster as well. Their best bowler on the night: Sandeep Lamichhane, who struck with his first ball on CPL debut. But they lacked the consistency and bite on a surface where the ball skidded on in the second innings largely because of dew.
That's that for tonight from the CPL. Hope to have your company tomorrow when Jamaica Tallawahs open their campaign against Trinbago Knight Riders, the defending champs. That game will come to you from Queen's Park Oval. Do stick around for Peter Della Penna's match bulletin that should be up shortly.
Shimron Hetmyer is the Player of the Match for his 45-ball 79 not out.
belts this towards wide long-off, they come back for the second
looks to hoick over midwicket, squeezes it off a thick inside edge to midwicket. It's a frontfoot no-ball, so a free-hit to boot. Big no-ball, replays confirm.
gets a thick outside edge on the cut to third man.
drills this back to the bowler.
slapped to the cover boundary. All class, this guy. Unstoppable. Too much width, firm base was the key as he made room and belted that away
dabs to point and scampers a run nearly, sent his partner back in the end. A direct hit at the bowler's end and Green was gone
muscles this pull, how flat has he hit this? Flat, hard and over the ropes at deep midwicket. This is a slower length ball and he was ready to pull. Stunning
too much width, he uses the pace to steer this beautifully to the point boundary. Deep cover went around and put in a dive, but couldn't beat the timing or placement. Simply magnificent
punched down to long-on as they jog the single
hops back and turns this to the man coming in from deep midwicket. They had nearly completed half of the second run by the time the fielder picked up the ball
drills this to deep cover.
pulled, splits the gap between deep midwicket and long-on, good work nonetheless by Cooper.
leans forward and creams this to deep cover
drop and run into the off side, cover fielder ran in too hard, so didn't pick the ball up
looks to force this on the up through cover, beaten.
Sameer manandha: "Sad that Sandeep will have to leave the tournament in the middle for the Asia Cup qualifiers." -- Yes, the tournament is slated for August 29 in Malaysia. Teams taking part: Nepal, Malaysia, UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong and Oman.
punches this length ball down to long-on
into the pads and he flicks this uppishly towards deep midwicket
right on top of the bounce as he defends.
slower length ball on off, punched to deep point