3rd Match, Tarouba, August 19, 2020, Caribbean Premier League
(18.5/20 ov, T:159) 160/5

Tallawahs won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

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They started poorly in the Powerplay, with a run-rate of only six after six overs, but after that, they cruised to victory, thanks to Phillips at the top and Asif right at the end. Happy faces for the Jamaica team, who finished last last year.

Daren Sammy, losing captain: "The difference was the way both teams bowled in the back end. The way Chase played his role, was a good sign for us going forward. But credit must go to Russell, the way he bowled at the end. We wanted 170 ish. I came in at No 7 because I wanted Nabi to face Mujeeb. In another game, I'll come up the order. Today I thought we set it up good, but their last four overs were good. Yes, we do have the bowling strength to win matches consistently. Another game tomorrow, put this match to rest, and come strong tomorrow."

Rovman Powell, winning captain: "Came here to take two points, and happy with the win. The way the guys bowled in the last ten, that set the game up for us. We wanted to win a bit more comfortably, but its okay. The pitch, it was important to get a start. Things get easy after that. Captaincy has been challenging, we didn't get enough training, but its a job I'm excited for."

Man of the Match, Asif, getting some help from Lamichhane: "Very happy to play here. Conditions are not too different in Pakistan, we get similar weather. I have a bit of low confidence in English speaking, but I understand it fine."

McCoy to Asif Ali, FOUR runs

full and wide outside off, and he throws his bat at it. Finds the four at extra cover and Tallawahs win by five wickets!

McCoy to Asif Ali, 1 wide

good length, wide outside off, and angling further away. Wide called

McCoy to Brathwaite, 1 run

good length, outside off, and guided to short third man

McCoy to Asif Ali, 1 run

good length, on middle, and pulled into square leg

McCoy to Asif Ali, FOUR runs

oof! Short on leg, and pulled over the square-leg umpire!

McCoy to Asif Ali, no run

back of a length, slower ball, on leg stump and he swings too early to try and smack it. Hits his buttocks, in front of the stumps, but the ball had originally pitched outside leg

end of over 1816 runs
JT: 149/5CRR: 8.27 RRR: 5.00
Carlos Brathwaite17 (8b 1x4 1x6)
Asif Ali38 (23b 3x4 2x6)
Scott Kuggeleijn 4-0-42-1
Kesrick Williams 4-0-32-2
Kuggeleijn to Brathwaite, SIX runs

good length, outside off, and he stands tall before flat-batting a six over long on. Pure power. JT need 10 off 12

Kuggeleijn to Brathwaite, 2 runs

good length, outside off, and he slaps this to the leg side

Kuggeleijn to Brathwaite, 2 runs

dropped! At point. Sammy with the drop. Short and wide, and cut to him. Dives to his left to take a catch, but parried to deep point

Kuggeleijn to Asif Ali, 1 run

good length, on off, and the slower ball angling in. Mistimes the pull to square leg

Kuggeleijn to Brathwaite, 1 run

good length, wide outside off, and cut to third man for a single

Mossy: "Interesting tactics from SLZ. Sammy doesn't bowl anymore and is basically a specialist captain. Chase hasn't been given a bowl. Cornwall just 1 over, and successful. Deyal is often talked about as a mystery spinner but I think he's more of a batting allrounder. It shows that he's bowled 4 overs in 4 T20s before this one. Lots of unused bowling options. You've got Melius or Glen on the bench that can add to the batting. Sammy at 7 is too high."

Kuggeleijn to Brathwaite, FOUR runs

what a shot! Carlos Brathwaite hammers that over long off. Proper flat-batted shot to dispatch this full ball outside off. Great start to the over

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
JT: 133/5CRR: 7.82 RRR: 8.66
Asif Ali37 (22b 3x4 2x6)
Carlos Brathwaite2 (3b)
Kesrick Williams 4-0-32-2
Zahir Khan 4-0-36-0
Williams to Asif Ali, FOUR runs

full and wide outside off stump, and he walks across - exposing all three stumps - and paddles this smartly past the keeper's left! JT need 26 off 18

Williams to Brathwaite, 1 run

good length, outside off, and guided to third man

Williams to Asif Ali, 1 run

low full toss, and hammered down to wide long on. Poor connection

Williams to Brathwaite, 1 run

yorker length, on middle, ad dug away to deep midwicket

Williams to Brathwaite, no run

back of a length, wide outside off, and guided to point

Williams to Russell, OUT

appeal for catch and given! Slower ball, very wide, and Russell tries to clatter it. Takes a thin edge, and loops into the keeper's gloves. Strike-rate of less than 100!

Andre Russell c †Fletcher b Williams 16 (17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 94.11
end of over 1612 runs
JT: 126/4CRR: 7.87 RRR: 8.25
Asif Ali32 (20b 2x4 2x6)
Andre Russell16 (16b 2x4)
Zahir Khan 4-0-36-0
Kesrick Williams 3-0-25-1
Zahir Khan to Asif Ali, FOUR runs

good length, on middle, and he makes room walking to the off side, and paddled over backward square leg! Improvised

Zahir Khan to Russell, 1 run

good length, outside leg, and clipped off his pads to square leg

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