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CPL 2014: Guyana Amazon Warriors thrash St. Lucia Zouks by 8-wickets in record run-chase

Lendl Simmons missing his century by a whisker after was run-out on 97 © Getty Images
Lendl Simmons missed his century by a whisker after he was run-out on 97 © Getty Images (File Photo)

Aug 11. 2014

Guyana Amazon Warriors romped to a thumping eight-wicket win over St. Lucia Zouks in the penultimate match of the group stage of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League. Lendl Simmons and Martin Guptill  scored 97 and 66 runs respectively in their successful chase of the 190-run target, which is the highest run-chase in the tournament’s history.

Guyana won their fifth toss of the tournament and decided to put St. Lucia to bat. The Zouks were given a great start by their openers Johnston Charles and Andre Fletcher, who posted scores of 62 and 78 respectively to give the St. Lucians a formidable 139-run first-wicket stand. The rest of the scorecard was below average with skipper Darren Sammy being the only batsman other than the openers to register double figure scores.

Among the bowlers, Navin Stewart and and Krishmar Santokie shared five wickets among them, the former bagging three to his name. Wickets tumbled at regular intervals for the Zouks as they finished at a respectable total of 189 for the loss of seven wickets.

The second innings of the match was a one-sided affair, with the Guyanese openers complete mockery of the St. Lucian bowlers. The opening stand between Lendl Simmons and Martin Guptill was worth 154 runs, which turned out to be the highest partnership for the first wicket and the second highest overall in Caribbean T20 history. The duo threatened to pull off the first 10-wicket victory of the tournament, before Guptill fell victim to a short-pitched delivery by Tino Best.

Simmons on the other hand looked ripe to bring up his first century of this year’s edition. Towards the end of the innings, Simmons looked in a hurry to bring up his century and the win. He smashed three consecutive sixes off Mervin Mathew in the eighteenth over, which turned out to be the most expensive one in the match with 25 runs coming off it. Simmons missed his ton by three runs when he got run out off a well-judged throw from Tino Best while attempting a risky single.

The victorious moment for the Guyanese finally came at the end of the penultimate over when Christopher Barnwell smashed Sohail Tanvir for a straight six. The player of the match award went unsurprisingly to Simmons. The final game of the group stage between Barbados Tridents and Jamaica Tawallahs will be crucial in terms of deciding the fixtures of the semi-finals, which are to begin on Wednesday.

Brief scores:

St. Lucia Zouks 189 for 7 (Johnston Charles 62, Andre Fletcher 78; Navin Stewart 3 for 22) lost to Guyana Amazon Warriors  194 for 2 (Lendl Simmons 97, Martin Guptill 66) by eight wickets.

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