full and wide outside off, and he throws his bat at it. Finds the four at extra cover and Tallawahs win by five wickets!
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."
good length, wide outside off, and angling further away. Wide called
good length, outside off, and guided to short third man
good length, on middle, and pulled into square leg
oof! Short on leg, and pulled over the square-leg umpire!
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
good length, outside off, and he stands tall before flat-batting a six over long on. Pure power. JT need 10 off 12
good length, outside off, and he slaps this to the leg side
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
good length, on off, and the slower ball angling in. Mistimes the pull to square leg
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."
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
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
good length, outside off, and guided to third man
low full toss, and hammered down to wide long on. Poor connection
yorker length, on middle, ad dug away to deep midwicket
back of a length, wide outside off, and guided to point
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!
good length, on middle, and he makes room walking to the off side, and paddled over backward square leg! Improvised
good length, outside leg, and clipped off his pads to square leg
|Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad|
|Toss||Jamaica Tallawahs, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||10.00 start, First Session 10.00-11.30, Interval 11.30-11.50, Second Session 11.50-13.20|
|Match days||19 August 2020 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||Jamaica Tallawahs 2, St Lucia Zouks 0|
|Asif Ali||not out||47||27|
|CR Brathwaite||not out||18||9|
|Extras||(nb 1, w 5)|
|Total||160(5 wkts; 18.5 ovs)|