Bangladesh master all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan blazed with the bat to hand his Jamaica Tallawahs’ a glorious win on Jamaica’s Independence Day; Jamaica Tallawahs beat Barbados Tridents by 12 runs defending 154.
Shakib Al Hasan contributed an unbeaten 44 runs encountering 32 deliveries for Jamaica Tallawahs.
Kumar Sangakkara fell short scoring 12 runs in the opening where on the other end, Lendl Simmons put 30 off 32 runs scores which could not make up much in the scoreboard for Jamaica Tallawahs.
McCarthy surged a 60 run innings with equal number of fours and sixes in 44 deliveries, he was there up to the last over of the innings.
Shakib Al Hasan joined with the show of McCarthy after both Imad Wasim and Rovman Powell lost their wickets before adding a single run on the board.
Shakib roved Wahab Riaz for consecutive six and fours to race into his forties. With a strike rate of 137.50, Shakib Al Hasan made up 5 fours and a six in his not out 44 runs.
Later, Jamaica Tallawahs bowlers cut Barbados Tridents’ score to 142 runs in their allotted 20 overs to claim a win of 12 runs.
The first win in Florida picked up Jamaica Tallawahs in the fourth position in the point table of this season’s Caribbean Premier League.