On 20 September 2023, Jamaica Tallawahs (JMT) locked horns with St Lucia Kings (SLK) in the eliminator of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in Providence. Both teams were looking for a win to get a place in the qualifier 2. However, JMT came out victorious in the clash by 5 wickets.
Fabian Allen won the Player of the Match award for taking four wickets for 25 runs. His exceptional bowling helped his team to restrict SLK to 125 runs for nine wickets in 20 overs. In reply, JMT chased down the target in 17.2 overs with five wickets in hand. A video went viral where Allen was seen taking those wickets and fans absolutely loved that.
Here is the shared video:
— CPL T20 (@CPL) September 20, 2023
“I feel we are unbeatable now” – Fabian Allen
After winning the Player of the Match award during the post-match presentation, Allen said that it was a good feeling for him to execute his plans accurately. He said: “(On the surface) It is a difficult surface. We just bowled in the right areas and it paid off. (On the bowling attack) The experience is good. We have been doing well for the last two games. (On stepping up after Amir’s injury) That is what big players do – we are always ready for the challenge. Nice for me to execute.”
“(On what makes this team dangerous) We are confident. We won it last year from a similar position and hopefully we can win it again. (Who they would want to face) I will take any team. I feel we are unbeatable now (smiles),” Allen concluded.
JMT skipper, Brandon King also claimed that the entire bowling attack delighted him, especially Fabian Allen. He said: “Fabian came up trumps tonight. He bowled an incredible spell. It is tough to do that in the last ten overs of a T20 innings. Good to have a lot of options.” Now, JMT will be in action in the qualifier 2 at the same venue on 23 September 2023.
WATCH: Imran Tahir’s 3/7 helps Guyana Amazon Warriors defeat Jamaica Tallawahs by 81 runs in CPL 2023, Qualifier 2
On 23 September 2023, Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) locked horns with Jamaica Tallawahs (JMT) in the qualifier 2 of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in Providence. Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) have already qualified for the final and hence, all eyes were on the winners of this clash to find out the other finalists.
However, GAW defeated JMT by 81 runs and qualified for the final. Dwaine Pretorius won the Player of the Match award for his two-wicket spell. But, it was the GAW skipper, Imran Tahir who took three wickets for just seven runs and his excellent spell helped his team register the convincing victory.
Speaking of the match, GAW batted first and scored 182 runs for six wickets in 20 overs. Azam Khan was the highest scorer with 54 runs off 27 balls, including five fours and four sixes. In reply, JMT got bundled out for just 101 runs in 15.2 overs, and apart from Imran Tahir’s three-fer, Pretorius took two wickets.
Here is the shared video:
— CPL T20 (@CPL) September 23, 2023
“I am just very proud of our boys.” – Imran Tahir
Romario Shepherd, Ronsford Beaton, Gudakesh Motie, and Odean Smith took one wicket each. After the win, Tahir said: “I feel really proud. If coming to this competition anyone says that I will be playing the final, I will take it any day. I am just very proud of our boys. everybody chipped in and it’s the story of the whole season since we started everyone tried to play their role, people who didn’t do much performances.”
Imran Tahir also lauded the effort of Azam Khan with the bat. “I think they still haven’t left their hopes, they worked really hard…really nice to see Azam get some runs today; he has been working really really hard I can tell you that and Hetmyer. I am pleased that they both got runs, going forward obviously it’s a big game for us and you want to see these guys making runs. Look, there is nerves you know,” he said.
WATCH: Shai Hope’s blistering knock of 106 runs against Barbados Royals in CPL 2023
In the 30th match of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) and Barbados Royals (BBR) locked horns with each other in Providence. BBR had a slight chance to qualify for the next stage with a win while GAW were looking to strengthen their position at the top.
However, GAW registered an 88-run win and Shai Hope won the Player of the Match award. He scored 106 runs off 44 balls, including nine fours and eight sixes and continued to shine in this ongoing edition. Speaking of the match, GAW batted first and scored 226 runs on the board for seven wickets.
Here is the shared video:
— CPL T20 (@CPL) September 18, 2023
“I believe I can score runs in whatever format I play in.” – Shai Hope
Hope notched up the fifty in just 23 balls and then, the century in 41 balls. After this knock, he is the highest run-scorer of this edition with 407 runs in nine innings, at an average of 58.14 with a strike rate of 149.08. He has now four cities and one century to his name in this ongoing edition. In reply, BBR scored just 138 runs for six wickets in 20 overs. Hence, GAW finished the group stage at the top with 17 points in 10 games.
During the post-match presentation, after winning the Player of the Match award, Hope said: “(On his innings) I was trying to continue what I always do. Trying to have fun and express myself. (On the 32-run over) It was my match-up there. We had a solid start and I thought we have a lot of depth, so just went after it. Unlucky Rahkeem had to bear the brunt of it but one of those days. Everything we are doing is clicking. Hopefully we can continue it in the matches that mean a lot. (On playing different formats) I believe I can score runs in whatever format I play in. I am enjoying my batting, it was a good track and I capitalised.”
‘Lagta hai is baar yehi trophy jeetenge’ – Fans react as Guyana Amazon Warriors thrashes Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL 2023
In the 28th game of the ongoing CPL 2023, Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders locked horns at the Providence, Guyana. It was a reverse fixture between both teams, having played against each other in the Trinidad leg. The Knight Riders were playing their last league game of the tournament, having already qualified for the playoffs.
Meanwhile, in this game, the home side won toss the and elected to bowl first. They had a great start as Junior Sinclair ran Martin Guptill out in the second over. Mark Deyal played a cameo of 37 off 20 balls including eight fours. On the other hand, Chadwick Walton, the former Warriors player, struggled with 25 off 27 balls. Kecay Carty, who was playing his first game for the Red Army, scored 83 off 49 balls including seven fours and four sixes.
After his wicket, the team had a collapse and went from 150/3 to 176/8. From skipper Keiron Pollard to Jadon Carmichael, all these batters got out to single-digit scores. For the five-time winners, GAW, Imran Tahir took three wickets while Dwaine Pretorius, Romario Shepherd, and Keemo Paul took one each.
Guyana Amazon Warriors turns over Trinbago Knight Riders once again
In reply, the Green Brigade had a great start as Pakistani international, Saim Ayub and pinch-hitter Odean Smith put together 56 runs in just 6.2 overs. The former scored 37 off 24 balls including five fours and two sixes. On the other hand, Smith amassed 44 off 32 balls. Shai Hope scored an unbeaten 54 off 37 balls including two fours and three sixes.
In the end, the home side won the game by six wickets and 10 balls to spare. With this win, Amazon Warriors have ensured their first-place finish in the points table. On the other hand, TKR is sure to finish in the second spot. Both teams are set to play the Qualifier One on September 21. The last time they played in a Qualifier One game in Guyana was in 2018 with the Warriors winning the game.
This is how Twitter reacted
Imran Tahir who is 44 , Still running, still picking wickets and he has also led his team into the playoffs in #CPL2023#CricketWorldCup2023 #AsiaCupFinal #AsiaCup2023 #INDvSL #INDvsSL #TeamIndia #SLvIND #SLvsIND pic.twitter.com/CfHl65iW3q
— Fourth Umpire (@UmpireFourth) September 17, 2023
— Arman Mohsin (@Babar_King_56) September 17, 2023
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) September 14, 2023
— ℍ𝕒𝕄𝕄𝕒𝔻 𝟝𝟞🇵🇰𝕏 (@madii_tweets) September 14, 2023
— Abdul Basit (@BasitCric) September 16, 2023
— PakPassion.net (@PakPassion) September 17, 2023
— Syed Noman Nazir (@nomanalam) September 16, 2023
Brilliant bowling from Mohammad Amir today:
— Shaharyar Ejaz 🏏 (@SharyOfficial) September 16, 2023
Loving the look of the 21yr old Pakistan batter Saim Ayub. Three consecutive half centuries in #CPL2023 . But it’s the range of shots and the way he constructs his innings that is so eye catching.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) September 14, 2023
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