Rovman Powell
Rovman Powell starred with an all-round performance (Getty Images)

Rovman Powell enjoyed a memorable outing as he starred with the bat, ball and in the field to help Jamaica Tallawahs to a comprehensive eight-wicket win against Guyana Amazon Warriors and help them jump to the second spot in the Caribbean Premier League standings on Saturday.

Chasing 174, Tallawahs chase was powered by Ross Taylor’s unbeaten 60 and an attacking 34-ball 55 not out from Powell as they overhauled the target in 18.1 overs.

After opting to bowl, Oshane Thomas gave Tallawahs an early breakthrough when opener Luke Ronchi (6) was caught by Powell for his first of three catches of the night.

Cameron Delport was then joined by Shimron Hetmyer and together they repaired the early damage. They took the score to 60 runs before Samuel Badree (1/24) broke the stand thanks to a spectacular one-handed catch from Powell near the boundary to send back Delport on 34.

Next man Jason Mohammed upped the ante with an aggressive half-century, hitting five fours and three sixes in his 33-ball 54. Hetmyer consumed 41 deliveries for 48 runs and Chadwick Walton’s cameo of 25 pushed Guyana to a challenging 173/6 in 20 overs. Powell was the pick of their bowlers, returning figures of 2/21.

Openers Glenn Phillips and Johnson Charles built a solid foundation for Tallawahs, with a 40-run stand. Legspinner Imran Tahir then interrupted halted their cruise, removing Phillips on 27 and Charles on 25 in consecutive overs.

But Taylor and Powell built an unbeaten 114-run stand for the third wicket to ensure the victory turned out to be a walk in the park for Tallawahs.