Home > News >

CPL 2014: Andre Russell’s last-ball six seals 6-wicket win for Jamaica Tallawahs over Guyana Amazon Warriors

Andre Russell hit a four and a six on the last two balls of the chase © Getty Images (File Photo)
Andre Russell hit a four and a six on the last two balls of the chase © Getty Images (File Photo)

Aug 3, 2014

Jamaica Tallawahs batsman Andre Russell hit a four and six of the last two balls to seal a thrilling six-wicket win over Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League 2014 at Kingston, Jamaica. Chasing 138, Russell hit an unbeaten 58 in only 24 balls with three fours and six sixes. With this win, the Tallawahs are second on the points table behind Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel.

With Chris Gayle in the ranks, a chase of 138 was going to be tricky on a slow wicket. The Warriors put up a disciplined bowling performance in the low-scoring thriller. Having won the toss, the Tallawahs decided to field in their home match. Daniel Vettori struck first removing fellow Kiwi player Martin Guptill for 15. The bowlers kept a tight leash and never allowed the Warriors batsmen to score freely. By the 13th over, Warriors had lost half their batsmen with only 77 on board.

After a 34 from Lendl Simmons at the top, it was James Neesham who anchored the innings and took them to a respectable score. Vettori was miserly with one for 16 in his four overs whereas, Jerome Taylor broke the middle-order with three for 14. In response, The Tallawahs moved cautiously and things looked tough when they lost their skipper Chris Gayle for 22. They needed 76 in 40 balls when Owais Shah and Russell came together. While Shah held on to one end, he left the aggressive Russell to have a go at the bowlers.

The equation had climbed to 55 in the last four when Russell hammered two sixes and a four in consecutive deliveries off the bowling of Ronsford Beaton. There was no stopping Russell from thereon. He hit two sixes and a four in the next two overs bringing the equation down to 13 in the last over.

The first three balls yielded only a single thanks to a leg-bye. A wide and a single followed making it 10 from two balls from th Tallwahs to win and Russell on strike. James Neesham feeded Russell with a full-toss and it was carved over covers for four. Neesham missed his length on the last ball and Russell hoicked it over mid-wicket for six.

Guyana have been on the wrong side of such thrillers once again in this tournament. Two matches earlier, Beaton was hit for a last-ball six by Trinidad & Tobago batsman Darren Bravo.

Brief Scores:

Guyana Amazon Warriors 137 for 9 (Lendl Simmons 34, James Neesham 35; Jerome Taylor 3 for 14)  in 20 overs lost to Jamaica Tallawahs 138 for 9 (Andre Russell 58*; Mohammed Hafeez 2 for 13) in 20 overs by 6 wickets.

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad


West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts


Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test


Tendulkar provides teaser on upcoming book

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan’s double ton puts Pakistan on top against Australia at stumps on Day 2 of 2nd Test

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 final: Central Zone 214/4 at stumps; lead by 111 runs

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

KL Rahul could be opening option for India’s tour to Australia

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Central Zone Duleep Trophy Duleep Trophy 2014-15 India Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Zone South Zone vs Central Zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

WICB officials should visit India to minimize damage: Andy Roberts

Younis Khan: I want to be remembered as team-man

ICC World Cup 2015: New Zealand prime minister urges Indian fans to attend the tournament

Mohammad Yousuf: Muttiah Muralitharan would not have been allowed to bowl under current ICC rules

Mohammad Azharuddin’s son included in UP One-Day squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy

Rohit Sharma looks to strengthen career after an inconsistent year

Younis Khan equals Javed Miandad’s record of most 150+ scores by Pakistan batsman

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Manish Pandey showing signs of fulfilling potential

Yuvraj Singh — have we seen the last of the man who won India three World Cups?

Younis Khan continues piling up records for Pakistan

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

678 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Younis Khan century during Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test at Dubai

India A vs Sri Lanka: Fringe players look to impress

NGOs pursue education for all

Dance Basanti from Ungli: Put on your dancing shoes and practice the Basanti move!

Weight Loss Tip #59: Eat oranges to lose weight

Sensex surges 150 points in early trade to regain 27,000-mark

PricewaterhouseCoopers partners Google to offer business solutions to clients

Google X Lab working on nanoparticles to help detect diseases early

Priyanka Chopra has the best no make-up selfie on Instagram, think fans!

Lisa Haydon: I slept off midway while watching the original Shaukeen!

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here