The defending champions of Caribbean Premier League, Jamaica Tallawahs have been knocked out from fifth edition of CPL after losing the eliminator match to Guyana Amazon Warriors by 5 wickets.
After asking to bat first, Jamaica set a fighting total of 168-8 runs with the help of skipper Kumar Sangakkara’s 38-ball 57 runs and 34 runs from Lendle Simmons in the starter of the match.
In reply, aiming to secure the Qualifier-2 berth, Guyana lost Sohail Tanvir early of the innings. But L Ronchi alongside CAK Walton gave a solid foundation to Guyana in the second wicket stand. They added 67 runs in the second wicket partnership.
Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad gave the much needed breakthrough by dismissing Walton (39) in the ninth over of the match. He did his best job and grabbed JN Mohammad and J Singh’s wickets later on but his 4-0-25-3 went in vain as other bowlers failed to deliver their best on the other side of the wicket.
L Ronchi’s firing knock of 70 runs from just 33 balls alongside AB Fudadin’s 29 balls vital knock of 24 runs secure Guyana’s Qualifier-2 berth as well as a the 5-wicket victory.
Apart from Mahmudullah’s 25-3, Sami and Santokie grabbed 1 wicket each.
Jamaica Tallawahs: 168/8 in 20 overs. (Sangakkara 57, Simmons 34; Rashid 32/3, Jacobs 33/2)
Guyana Amazon Warriors: 169/5 (Ronchi 70, Walton 39; Mahmudullah 25/3)
Result- Guyana beat Jamaica by 5 wickets.