Guyana Amazon Warriors
5:30 pm Two centuries on the day here at the CPL. First Fat du Plessis in the morning and now Chandrapaul Hemraj caps the day in fading afternoon light with another and at breakneck speed as the match is done with 34 balls to spare. Royals coach Daniel Vettori is out inspecting the pitch now wondering where all the runs are for his batsmen.
Player of the Match Chandrapaul Hemraj: "Unbelievable. I was batting with Shoaib and with his experience he calmed me down. I want to thank my wife who is here today too."
That'll do it for this match. I'm Peter Della Penna. Come back tomorrow for another CPL doubleheader. Until then, take care!
he does it in style with an uppercut over backward point! Young bounces him outside off, Hemraj gets on his toes and carves this square and high over the rope on the off side. The ball hasn't even cleared before he starts with the fist pumps and furious bat waves. A maiden CPL century for Hemraj in a dominant win for the Amazon Warriors!
low full toss on sixth stump, he slaps this off a thick edge and bolts but it goes straight to short third man and Shoaib sends him back rightly.
Young to bowl. The whole Guyana bench is on their feet in the dugout.
full on the legs, chipped into midwicket for an easy single. Hemraj will keep strike with scores level and one run to get to a century. Only some spectacularly devilish gamesmanship in the form of a wide or a no ball will deny him a century here. Anyone having flashbacks to Kieron Pollard right about now???
full on fifth stump, Hemraj backs away to create room to carve this over extra cover, one bounce to the rope.
flighted full on middle, Hemraj aborts a big windup to check this back to Nurse.
Six to win, six for Hemraj's 100... drama... he's batting with a cap on now instead of a helmet.
full on middle and leg, chips a single behind square.
good length ball on off, defended.
good length ball on off, pressed tentatively into cover.
good length ball on the hips, flicks this fine off the bat (according to the umpire anyway) for four runs past the keeper through fine leg. Replays show it did come off the bat and not the pads but Hemraj was desperate to sell it to the umpire regardless waving his bat to the umpire to leave no doubt.
in the slot on fifth stump, driven firmly through cover and Phillips hasn't given up putting in a dive on the sweeper rope to save two.
Hemraj needs 12 of the last 13 runs to the target to bring up a century.
bouncer on middle, slaps a pull to deep midwicket for one.
full outside off, another booming drive attempted and beaten.
What's Shoaib doing? Hemraj's century is fading!
short on the stumps, drills a pull through wide mid-on to the rope.
short on fourth stump, slays a pull but picks out cow corner on a bounce for a single.