that's all she wrote! Jamaica Tallawahs have won their third CPL title! Full on the stumps, King cleans a drive high and deep into the crowd over long-on to put an exclamation point on an emphatic romp in the tournament final!
10.24 pm The Royals were the frontrunners all season long, but laid an egg in the final. Tallawahs become the first team to finish in fourth place in the regular season standings to come out on top in the CPL final.
Imad Wasim: "It's my second title with the Tallawahs. It's a great bunch of guys. In T20 at the end of the tournament, you need to get the momentum which we did. Guyana is like a second home for us. [Rovman as captain] He's matured as a leader. He's one of the best players in the West Indies. This will be a big booster for him."
Shiv Chanderpaul: "We have a very good team and we stepped up when we were called upon at the big times."
Curtly Ambrose: "No one gave us a chance, and here we are. Winners!"
Chris Green: "Special special night. To come through the way we have on the back end through thick and thin is amazing."
Brandon King: "Within the team, we have 100% confidence in each other. Everyone contributed at some point in the tournament. All I wanted to do is win the tournament. It turned out that way and I ended up performing decent but all that mattered was we won."
Fabian Allen is named the Hero of the Match for his three wickets. He dedicates it to his father who passed away from cancer earlier this year.
Ramon Simmonds is named the Under-25/Emerging Player of the Tournament.
Hero of the Tournament is Brandon King: "You set goals for yourself before the tournament. Number one is to win the tournament and we did that. I'm happy to finish with the most runs. The guys trust each other to go out there and carry their roles. Brooks came out and took control early when I was struggling but I was happy to be out there to help finish it off. I'm extremely happy that we won this year. There's no special formula. Just work hard and believe in your abilities. Confidence goes a long way. The team is amazing. Everyone believes in each other."
Royals captain Kyle Mayers: "It was tough with the dew. Mujeeb was struggling to grip the ball but I still thought we could have done better. The last two seasons we were last and second last so I'm really proud of this group for making such a massive turnaround. It was a big improvement and hopefully next year we can cross the line."
Tallawahs captain Rovman Powell: "Adjectives cannot describe how I feel right now. We endured a lot of disrespect throughout the tournament so to be here now is amazing. We used the disrespect that we endured as motivation. We were hungry. The guys were very hungry. I told them to hang in and we have a lot of batters and we can get it. The first 100 that Brandon scored, it was in a losing cause and so the guys felt really hurt that it was in a losing cause but we told the guys that's what big boy cricket is about. So to see Brooks score a 100 the other night in a win was special. I've captained a few teams and franchises before I captained Jamaica so I've been learning. Sometimes I feel down and out because I'm human, but my family rallied around me. I wanna say a special thanks to the Guyanese supporters. After we beat Guyana, they could have easily turned on us but we came out today and saw so many Guyanese supporting us. For the fans in Jamaica, you stayed with us through the dark times. This one is for you guys."
Rovman and the rest of the Tallawahs now lift the trophy to conclude the celebrations. Three-time champs! 2013, 2016 and now 2022.
That does it for our live coverage tonight. On behalf of Deiva Muthu, Chandan Duorah and Thilak Rama, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!
full on the stumps, driven down the ground for one more.
full on middle, heaves a drive to wide long-on for two, Holder dives on the rope to save two runs. Or does he? Third umpire reviews it and says he was in contact with the rope.
yorker on middle, jammed out.
takes some pace off and drags this well down the leg side on a good length, King is late on a pull and it goes well down leg for five wides.
zinged in full on off, heaves a drive high and deep over long-on.
full and quick on the legs, sweeps this behind square to the rope.
zinged in flat and defended.
goes for slower ball yorker and winds up as a waist high full toss, pull shot is flubbed to midwicket for one.
yorker on middle, jammed out into midwicket for one.
Holder comes around the stumps now.
yorker on middle, jammed to long-on for one.
slower ball wide yorker on sixth stump, jammed out off the pads for a single to point.
length ball on middle, flicked to deep square leg for one.
yorker on leg stump, Rovman plays a Natmeg to fine leg for a run.
Holder returns to the attack.
Tallawahs are looking like they will canter to the title. Been a long time since a ball challenged any batter. Required run rate is now under a run a ball after that boundary. 32 off 36 to win.
length ball on sixth stump sits up for King to swat with disdain over wide long-on, one bounce over the rope.
short and wide outside off, slices this over backward point to the rope.
full on the stumps, driven to long-on for one.
full length in the slot on seventh stump, winds up and clobbers this high and deep over wide long-off beyond the rope.
length ball on fourth stump, flat bats this back down the ground to long-off for one.
good length ball on fifth stump, prodded to the cover sweeper for one.
Corbin Bosch into the attack for the first time tonight.
|Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|Toss||Barbados Royals, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Jamaica Tallawahs won the 2022 Caribbean Premier League|
|Match days||30 September 2022 - night (20-over match)|
Over 17 • JT 162/2Tallawahs won by 8 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)