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CPLT20 2014: Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine star in Guyana win

Denesh Ramdin and Krishmar Santokie in action for Guyana Amazon Warriors during last years CPL © Getty Images (File Photo)
Denesh Ramdin and Krishmar Santokie in action for Guyana Amazon Warriors during last years CPL © Getty Images (File Photo)

Grenada: Jul 11, 2014

The 2014 Caribbean Premier League kicked off in style with the Guyana Amazon Warriors beating the Antigua Hawksbills by two wickets with three balls to spare.  Guyana skipper and wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin was adjudged the Man of the Match for his scintillating knock of 51 from 36 balls, while Sunil Narine was instrumental in restricting Antigua due to his outstanding performance of conceding just 3 runs from 4 overs.

The Guyana Amazon Warriors won the toss and put the Hawksbills in to bat. The Antigua Hawksbills started its innings in fine style as 27-year old Aussie, Ben Dunk, commanded proceedings with various shots that included six boundaries. After five overs, the Hawksbills were steady at 33 without loss.

The breakthrough for the Amazon Warriors came through West Indies U-19’s pacer Ronsford Beaton who dismissed dunk in the sixth over and shifted the momentum towards them. In came off-spinner Sunil Narine, who bowled a sensational spell of four overs, conceding a miserly 3 runs which included a maiden over. This performance is tied with Shoaib Malik’s 1-3 against the same opponents last year for the most economical spell in the CPL.

Danza Hyatt and fellow Jamaican Shacaya Thomas put on a 60-run partnership to take the hawksbills to the 100-run mark before the Amazon Warriors choked the flow of runs. Disciplined bowling from Krishmar Santokie and Veerasammy Permaul frustrated the Hawksbills batsmen in the middle overs as they lost 4 wickets for just 15 runs, leaving them struggling at a score of 115-5 with a few overs for their innings to end. Late hitting from Sheldon Cottrell and Devon Thomas propelled the Antiguans to a respectable 136 for 8.

The Amazon Warriors got off to a miserable start, with opener Lendl Simmons losing his wickets to a Cottrell delivery. Kiwi opener Martin Guptill was removed shortly after by Miguel Cummins thanks to a good catch by Carlos Brathwaite. At 8 for 2, things looked gloomy for skipper Ramdin who walked out to bat. He went on to play a captain’s knock of 51 which included six fours and a six.

Just as things were cruising for the Amazon Warriors with the required run rate below six runs per over, the Hawksbills managed to grab 5 wickets for 33 runs to drag the match to the last over, leaving Narine and Santokie to score the remaining 4 runs to ensure victory. Narine then hit the third ball of the final over for a boundary to take the Amazon Warriors home.

The runners-up of the previous tournament sit at the top of the table now with two points and head to Guyana to face the T&T Red Steel, the St. Lucia Zouks and defending champions, the Jamaica Tallawahs. “I am delighted with the win and happy how we pulled things back with the ball, Sunil Narine is world class,” said Man of the Match Ramdin.

The Antigua Hawksbills also head home to play the Jamaica Tallawahs, the Barbados Tridents and the Red Steel next week.

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