Mahmudullah hero in St Kitts’ victory over Jamaica

Mahmudullah Riyad’s magnificent quick firing 28 runs off just 11 deliveries helps St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to seal a 7-wicket victory over the former champion Jamaica Tallawahs in the rain-affected 25th match of ongoing CPL T20 2018. This victory has secured their playoff berth.

Mahmudullah Riyad takes selfie with Chris Gayle in CPL
Mahmudullah Riyad takes a selfie with Chris Gayle in CPL.

Being asked to bat first, Jamaica set a target of 207 runs with the help of Rovman Powell’s devastating unbeaten innings of 84 runs off just 40 balls. Alongside him, Glenn Philips scored 40 and David Miller added vital 32 runs in just 20 balls.

Despite losing two important wickets of John Charles and Kennar Lewis within the seventh over of the match, Powell and Phillips added 39 runs in the third wicket stand and removed the pressure which was created by the opponent bowlers at the beginning of the match.

After Phillip’s dismissal, Powell and Miller took the responsibility of their teams and by adding 79-run partnership, they set the stage of a high score for their side. Miller got out after scoring 20-ball 32 runs but Powell remains till the end of the innings. He scored 40-ball 80-run with 4 sixes and 11 fours to put a total of 206 runs for 6 wickets at the end of 20 overs.

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After Jamaica’s run-fest innings, rain interrupted the match. As a result, the match officials decided to cut 9 overs and revised the target to 118 runs.

Chasing a target of 118 runs off 11 overs, St Kitts lost their first wicket on 18 runs as Evin Lewis went for a golden duck. Then, Gayle started to play an attacking role. He added 41 runs off just 24 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes. Afterward, he was removed by Thomas. In the very first ball after skipper’s dismissal, Ben Cutting was also trapped by Zampa and bowled for a golden duck. Hence, the home side lost their third wicket on 71 runs.

Then, Mahmudullah Riyad joined in the middle with Van der Dussen and started to play furious cricket. Alongside Van der Dussen’s devastating batting, he played a marvelous inning of 28 runs off 11 deliveries with 2 fours and sixes and helped his team to seal the victory. Van der Dussen adjudged player of the match for his 45 runs which came in just 24 balls.

Watch Mahmudullah Riyad’s 2 sixes against Jamaica Tallawahs-

Brief scores:

Jamaica Tallawahs: 206/6 in 20 overs.
Powell 84*, Phillips 40, Miller 32; Cutting 29/2.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots: 118/3 in 10.1 overs.
Van der Dussen 45*, Gayle 41, Mahmudullah 28*; Zampa 18/1.

Result: St Kitts won by 7 wickets with 5 balls to spare.

Watch the video of Mahmudullah Riyad’s innings against Jamaica Tallawahs here-

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