Guyana Amazon Warriors win by four wickets and reach CPL finals!

LIVE CRICKET SCORE | GAW 150/6 | Overs 19.4 | Sohail Tanvir 21(13) Rayad Emrit 11(9): Rovman Powell comes in to bowl, 17 runs coming from that over. Tanvir hits a six, Emrit scores a boundary, too many extras from the over, 13 runs needed from 12 balls. Russell to bowl 18th over, seven runs from the over as batsmen refrain from taking any risk. 6 runs needed from last over, Imad Wasim comes in to attack. Two singles and a wide from the first two balls. Dot ball. SIX! That will do. Tanvir finishes off the proceedings as he hits a maximum. Guyana Amazon Warriors are into the finals of CPL 2016.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE | GAW 117/6 | Overs 17 | Sohail Tanvir 2(4) Rayad Emrit 1(2): Jason Mohammed departs, just five runs off Mathurin’s over. Russell comes in to bowl, two runs from first three balls. OUT! Another one bites the dust, Barnwell gone, just 3 runs per over. Mathurin continues, Lynn strikes him for a six off first delivery, 10 runs off the over. Kersick Williams comes in to bowl, first ball, another six from Lynn. OUT! Lynn departs 1 run short of his half-century. Bramble comes in to bat. Another six, Bramble hits a biggie. He is out next ball, 14 runs from the over.

OUT!!! Anthony Bramble c Bonner b Kesrick Williams 6(2)

OUT!!! Chris Lynn c Andre Russell b Kesrick Williams 49(47)

OUT!!!  Christopher Barnwell c Rovman Powell b Andre Russell 4(6)

OUT!!! Jason Mohammed c Shakib Al Hasan b Mathurin 13(15)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE | GAW 85/2 | Overs 13 | Chris Lynn 31(37), Jason Mohammed 13(14): Andre Russell comes in to bowl, a boundary and three singles off the over. They are still trying to cruise towards the target and hold off the fireworks. Shakib continues, just four singles off his over, completes hi four over quota with none for 20. Just a couple and a single off the first three balls, four byes as Sangakkara makes a mess, three runs off the last ball. 10 runs off the over.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE | GAW 64/2 | Overs 10 | Chris Lynn 25(30), Jason Mohammed 2(3): Shakib Al Hasam bowls with precision and just gives four runs off his over. Lynn dropped. Kersick Williams continues, bowls two dots in first three deliveries. Next ball, OUT! Dwayne Smith has to depart, lose shot from him as Kersick strikes again. nine runs comes from 9th over. Shakib continues, just four runs off the over. Lynn has been quite so far, might be looking to save the fireworks for later stages of the game.

OUT!!! Dwayne Smith c Chadwick Walton b Kersick Williams 16(18)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE | GAW 47/1 | Overs 7 | Dwayne Smith 14(14), Chris Lynn 19(19): Kersick Williams removes Nic Maddinson as he takes a blinder off his own ball. Maddinson departs after a cameo. After rain playing spoilsport, Chris Lynn and Dwayne Smith try to cruise towards the target. They need more than eight runs per over which might not be a problem for them as Lynn is going good.

OUT!!! Nic Maddinson c & b Kersick Williams 14(9)

Innings Break!!!

LIVE CRICKET SCORE | JT 146/8 | Overs 20 | Imad Wasim 5 (4), Garey Mathurin 1 (1): Whichever team wins will seal a berth in the finals of CPL 2016. It has been a spectacular even so far: wickets tumbling, sixes rains, and many more.

In the first innings of this year’s extravaganza, Jamaica Tallawahs put up 146 for 8, thanks to captain Chris Gayle’s 33-run knock. However, rest of the batting unit failed to stay at the crease and build a partnership, the second highest score being Rovman Powell’s 20-ball 23.

GAW need 147 runs to reach the CPL 2016 final.

TOSS: Guyana Amazon Warriors chose to field first

Playing XI:

Jamaica Tallawahs: Chadwick Walton, Chris Gayle (c), Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Rovman Powell, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Timroy Allen, Imad Wasim, Nkrumah Bonner, Garey Mathurin, Kesrick Williams
Guyana Amazon Warriors: Dwayne Smith, Nic Maddinson, Chris Lynn, Jason Mohammed, Christopher Barnwell, Anthony Bramble (wk), Sohail Tanvir, Rayad Emrit (c), Veerasammy Permaul, Steven Jacobs, Adam Zampa

The group stage matches are over, and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2016 heads into the playoffs. The first of the games will be between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Jamaica Tallawahs at Basseterre. We at CricketCountry, will bringing you all the updates from this fixture. Guyana team are led by Rayad Emrit, who took over the captaincy from Martin Guptill midway, after the New Zealander left for international duty. The team finished top of the group stages, with seven wins from 10 matches. As for Tallawahs, they are led by Chris Gayle, and finished second in the group.

The winner of this contest will head straight into the final, whereas the losing team will get another chance in the playoff 3 against the winning team from playoff 2. The teams met twice in the group stage, winning a game each. The first meeting saw Guyana enjoy success in tight, low-scoring affair. After Tallawahs were bowled out for a mere 100, Guyana spearheaded by Chris Lynn’s 39 won the game with two overs to spare. The second affair was similarly tense and close, but in the end saw a comfortable win for Tallawahs.

They had managed to restrict Guyana to 128 for 6 in their 20 overs. In their reply, their top-order faltered, but Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell and Gayle ensure a smooth win. Both the teams will rely on few individuals, who have lit the tournament with their displays. For Guyana, Lynn has been sensational with the bat, amassing 398 runs so far at a average of nearly 50. Their bowling has been spearheaded by the 18 wickets from Sohail Tanvir and 14 wickets from Adam Zampa. As for Tallawahs, skipper Gayle has been really impressive with the bat, with 303 runs at a astonishing strike rate of 164.67. Their bowling mantle was headed by Dale Steyn, who took 12 wickets in 8 matches before heading back home.