29th Match (D/N), Providence, Oct 3 2019, Caribbean Premier League
(16.3/20 ov, target 157)79
Amazon won by 77 runs
player of the match
Shoaib Malik
Guyana Amazon Warriors

9:27 pm That's it from us tonight. Come back tomorrow evening to find out if the Warriors can become the first team to complete an undefeated 10-0 CPL regular season. A win over two-time defending champion Trinbago Knight Riders will set up an opening playoff qualifier match between Warriors and Barbados Tridents. But a loss to the Knight Riders will set up an immediate rematch in the opening playoff qualifier between the two sides. Until then, I'm Peter Della Penna for Shashank Kishore. Take care!

Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle: "It's a disappointing one. Apologies to the Tallawahs fans. It's a tough season but credit must go to Guyana. They've been playing terrific cricket so I wish them all the best. The innings Shoaib played as a mature captain's innings. I thought we had them at 8 for 4 but we gave them too many loose balls and that gave them a bit of momentum. Guyana cricket is steady. We got beaten by a proper team. Glenn Phillips was the top scorer for the tournament but we have a lot of areas to work on."

Warriors captain Shoaib Malik named Player of the Match: "To be honest, nothing was going in my mind. I was only thinking about spending time on the pitch. Even the batsmen I was batting with, Rutherford, I told him don't play in the air. Just stick to cricketing shots and that's what he did. He gave us the momentum and from there we ended up scoring a decent total. When you lose early wickets, your goal is to bat until the 15th over and give the team something to fight for. We don't talk about going undefeated. We just tell the youngsters to give it their best shot."

9:10 pm From being 8 for 4 after eight legal balls after choosing to bat first, the Warriors have recovered, and how, to keep their perfect record intact. Shoaib Malik winds up nearly singlehandedly defeating the Tallawahs, scoring an unbeaten 73 to revive the Warriors in the first innings before the Tallawahs are bundled out for 79. The Tallawahs end with the wooden spoon for CPL 2019 while the Warriors have a chance to become the first team to run the table and go undefeated in a CPL season.

Malik to Zahir Khan, OUT

the Warriors captain appropriately ends it after his first innings heroics with the bat! Flighted full on off, slog sweeps this against the spin high and deep but can't clear Rutherford at deep midwicket. He takes this lunging to his left three yards in from the rope.

Zahir Khan c Rutherford b Shoaib Malik 6 (2b 0x4 1x6) SR: 300
Malik to Zahir Khan, SIX runs

flighted full on off, charges and carves this inside out over wide long-off, Hetmyer runs 20 yards right and flings himself at this along the rope but it just evades his fingertips and hits the foam padding flush on the full.

Malik to Thomas, 1 run

full on off, driven to long-on.

The captain is on. Around the stumps. Slip in place.

end of over 162 runs • 1 wicket
JT: 72/9CRR: 4.50 RRR: 21.25 • Need 85 runs from 24b
Oshane Thomas1 (3)
Imran Tahir4-0-12-3
Keemo Paul1-0-2-2
Tahir to Jacobs, OUT

googly does him in! Charges again, but this time pitches it on a fullish length on fifth stump, Jacobs with a wild heave and it spins back into middle and leg stump with sharp turn. Tahir is so exhausted he can't even sprint through half the outfield to celebrate this and settles with a fist pump.

Steven Jacobs b Imran Tahir 1 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66
Tahir to Jacobs, no run

missed stumping! Ugly allround. Jacobs charged a loopy full toss that passed his bat at knee height outside off running past it. But Pooran couldn't collect it cleanly as it lodged in his pads allowing Jacobs to get back.

Tahir to Jacobs, no run

goes across his stumps to play another paddle sweep to a fullish length ball on around fourth stump, it's a googly spinning past his bat back towards the pads, lbw appeal denied. Look like he was hit outside off.

Tahir to Jacobs, 1 wide

flighted on the legs, goes across to paddle sweep and misses, goes down leg and called wide.

Tahir to Thomas, 1 run

flighted very full on off, driven to long-off.

Tahir to Thomas, no run

another googly pitching on a good length on fourth stump, misses a forward poke again.

Tahir to Thomas, no run

googly spun across fourth stump, misses a flat-footed poke.

Slip and gully in place as Tahir switches ends replacing Qais.

end of over 153 runs • 2 wickets
JT: 70/8CRR: 4.66 RRR: 17.40 • Need 87 runs from 30b
Steven Jacobs1 (3)
Oshane Thomas0 (0)
Keemo Paul1-0-2-2
Qais Ahmad4-0-20-2
Paul to Jacobs, no run

good length ball on fourth stump, defended to point.

Paul to Green, OUT

Paul's short ball plan pays off on the third attempt! Bangs this in short on off again, Green goes back playing a hopeless looking pull and skies a top edge. It swirls behind the stumps and Pooran jogs a touch to his left to claim it comfortably.

Derval Green c †Pooran b Paul 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Paul to Jacobs, 1 run

short again on fourth stump, bottom-edges a pull in front of square this time around through midwicket.

Paul to Green, 1 run

short on fourth stump, goes to pull and a bottom edge skittles past off stump through fine leg.

Paul to Jacobs, 1 leg bye

almost a double Malinga tonight too! Back of a length on off pings Jacobs in front of middle stump but hit a fraction high, lbw appeal denied and they scamper a leg bye.

Slip in now.

Paul to Liton Das, OUT

Team hat-trick for the second time tonight! A hit me ball sitting up back of a length on fourth stump, Liton could have crushed this anywhere but plays a half-hearted short-arm jab pull neither keeping it down nor really going for elevation and picks out the man at short midwicket, who takes this at thigh height.

Liton Das c Hemraj b Paul 21 (25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84

Keemo Paul on for the first time tonight.