Williams can't survive! Could have easily left this alone and let Joseph keep attacking to start the next over but instead chases a sucker ball angled across sixth stump on a good length. Simple edge behind on a flat-footed heave. Kings are eliminated.
|Fabian Allen||JT||76.22||0(2)||- 2.46||3/28||4.75|
|Faf du Plessis||SLK||75.33||41(26)||57.43||-||-|
10.34 pm That 20th over in the first innings turns out being mighty pivotal after all. Instead of bowling David Wiese, who had been marvelous with three wickets at the death, the Kings opt for Kesrick Williams who gives up 19 runs including three sixes to Nabi as part of his 31 not out. Kings were way ahead of the rate in the first 10 overs of the chase, but they continued to go way too hard and lost wickets rapidly to the Tallawahs spinners and couldn't arrest the slide.
So the Tallawahs advance to face Guyana Amazon Warriors in the next playoff match tomorrow night to see who will advance to the final against Barbados Royals.
Mohammad Nabi is the Player of the Match: "The wicket is not that easy to score straightaway on the batting. I took my time and targeted the last two overs to help my team to a score. It was not easy to chase 150 on that wicket. We discussed after the innings that we would fight to restrict the runs, wicket to wicket bowling, dot balls to build pressure. We stuck to wicket to wicket, sometimes it skidded low, sometimes it came high. It was amazing crowd when we played against Guyana, hopefully we will perform again."
That's it for coverage of today's game. Come back for tomorrow night's next playoff match to see who will progress to the 2022 CPL Final. Until then, take care!
Joseph opts to take the single to leave Williams with one ball to face from Amir to end the over.
attempted wide yorker is a knee high full toss on the wide guideline, punched wide of extra cover for one.
Amir goes back over the wicket after just one ball around the stumps that disappears for six.
Amir bangs this in short on the body, Joseph gets across the stumps to get inside the line and hooks this over fine leg beyond the rope.
Amir switches around the stumps now.
length ball angled across fifth stump, slices this over backward point wide of deep third man to the rope.
length ball, goes for a big heave and miscues this back down the pitch.
full on leg stump, flicked wide of short fine leg to the rope.
Amir returns for the last rites.
Nabi ends with 3 for 10 in four overs. Combine that with his 19-run last over in the first innings and he's my slam-dunk choice for Player of the Match.
slows this up on a good length on fifth stump, defended on the front foot.
full on middle, flicked to midwicket for one.
Kesrick Williams is the last man in and will start off strike.
full and wide on seventh stump, Royal backs away for a booming drive and slices this off a very thick outside edge swirling to the cover sweeper. Easy catch 10 yards in from the rope for Brooks.
short on fifth stump, pulls this flat into the ground toward midwicket for a tight single. Direct hit would've had him out at the non-striker's end.
full outside leg stump follows him backing away from leg, driven back through Nabi's hands to long-off for one.
good length ball on fifth stump, defended back to Nabi.
good length ball on fifth stump, skids low again past a back foot punch.
good length ball on fourth stump, skids low playing back and just misses off stump.
good length ball skids off the pads missing a flick. Goes down the leg side but they don't take an easy run on offer.
full on middle, jammed out into midwicket for a tight single.
good length ball on sixth stump, slices this wide of short third on the ring for one.
back of a length ball on off, goes for a pull and clears deep midwicket, one bounce over the rope.
Green back on with two overs up his sleeve. Umpires are having a look at the ball and want to change it as the seam is coming undone.
back of a length on middle, goes back to flick through square leg for one.
flighted more on a full length on off, goes for a big heave and a thick outside edge balloons over cover for one.
|Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|Toss||St Lucia Kings, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||27 September 2022 - night (20-over match)|