Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog of the ninth contest of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2016 between Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) and Jamaica Tallawahs (JAM) at Providence in Guyana. We at CricketCountry, will be bringing to you the live updates from this match. Jamaica are comfortably sitting on top of the table with 2 wins from 2 matches having 4 points while Amazon Warriors are placed second in the table. Warriors also have 2 win from 2 games but have a lesser net run-rate than Tallawahs. Tallawahs are coming of from an emphatic win over the Trinbago Knight Riders by 7 wickets thanks to a century by Skipper Chris Gayle, whereas Amazons are coming into the match winning over the same team Knight Riders in a close final over finish.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates, Guyana Amazon Warriors 101/3  in 18 overs |Batting: Chris Lynn 39(35), Anthony Bramble 27(18) : Rovman Powell comes back into the attack. Chris Lynn hits in the air, fielder getting underneath it and dropped! The ball goes past the boundary line rubbing salt the wounds of Jamaica. Lynn takes a single off the next delivery. Bramble comes on strike, takes a single. Just two runs needed now. Lynn works the ball into the gap and takes a single. Scores level! Next ball, a dot one from Powell. Last ball of the over, Bramble takes a single as Guyana register their third win on the trot.  

Live Cricket Scores and Updates, Guyana Amazon Warriors 93/3  in 17 overs |Batting: Chris Lynn 33(32), Anthony Bramble 25(15) : Bonner back into the attack. Good couple of  balls to start with. SIX Again the fielder misjudges the ball and loops the ball over the boundary line. Keswick Williams comes into bowl his first over. SIX! first ball unlucky that Shakib Al Hasan could not hold on to a brilliant catch. Tough one though.SINGLE, brings Lynn on strike. SIX another one this time its clean and handsome. Lynn has been the difference so far between both the teams. SINGLE this time towards long-off region. DOT to finish the over.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates, Guyana Amazon Warriors 67/3  in 15 overs |Batting: Chris Lynn 25(28), Anthony Bramble 8(7) :  Dale Steyn comes back into the attack. FOUR! straight over mid-off, Barnwell gets his first boundary. SIX Lynn goes BIG, Steyn even with a changed ball does not do the trick. Shakib Al Hasan into his final over will look to give Jamaica breakthrough. OUT! Shakib does it for his team much needed wicket, Jason Mohammed  departs for a well made 22 off 34 balls. New man in is Chris Barnwell. Lynn will need support from him if Warriors are to chase down his total. Slowly but steadily Guyana Amazaon Warriors have managed to get past 50 runs and bring down the required run to run a ball. Both Lynn and Mohammed have batted sensibly and not gone for the big shots unless the ball demands itself to be hit.

Jason Mohammed lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 22 (34b)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates, Guyana Amazon Warriors 41/2 in 10 overs |Batting: Chris Lynn 14(18), Jason Mohammed 21(15) : Shakib into his second over, starts off with a single first ball. SIX! this is much to do with the dew present on the ground. Good over for Guyana 9 runs coming from it. SIX!massive by Chris Lynn, good way to welcome the new bowler Nkrumah Bonner. NO-ball second up manages to keep the batsmen at bay on a free hit. Just 8 runs coming from it.  Shakib Al Hasan into his first over for the day. Just 5 runs coming from it. Hasan will look to extract some bounce and make good use of his height. Mathurin to continue his third over on the run. 6 runs coming from it as bit expensive as compared to his other overs.

 Live Cricket Scores and Updates, Guyana Amazon Warriors 12/2 in 5 overs |Batting: Chris Lynn 2(6), Jason Mohammed 0(2) : Garey Mathurin  into his second over. Just 1 run coming from it. Wasim to continue. OUT! Martin Guptill goes for just 5 runs. Pressure bowling by Warriors did the trick. OUT! this time it is Dwayne Smith who in a bid to up the ante departs for just 4 runs. Second wicket for Wasim. Garey Mathurin replaces Steyn. Still no runs only 4 coming from the over. this is absolute great bowling. Imad Wasim to partner Steyn from the other side. back to back good overs for Amazon Warriors just 2 coming from it. Martin Nuptial and Dwayne Smith come to open for Amazon Warriors. Gayle will want to see the back of these two guys in the pavilion soon. Dale Steyn to open bowling for Tallawahs, 2 runs coming from it.

Dwayne Smith b Imad Wasim 4 (13)

Martin Guptill c McCarthy b Imad Wasim 5 (9)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates, Jamaica Tallawahs 100 in 18 overs |Batting: Garey Mathurin 1(3): All out thats it the Jamaica Tallawahs innings comes to an end  with the final wicket of Williams for 4, Emrit grabs his second for day and also the over. First wicket to go was Powell who was the lone star with the bat for Tallawahs making 38 from 42 balls. Tanvir into his final over. OUT! Imad Wasim goes for 2. Poor shot selection by him. OUT another one goes this time it is Dale Steyn who goes for a 3-ball 2. Brilliant fielding from the fielder at third man.
Live Cricket Scores and Updates, Jamaica Tallawahs 85/6 in 15 overs |Batting: Rovman Powell 32(33), Imad Wasim 2(2): Emrit to continue his second 5 runs from it . Zampa to continue his third over at the trot. OUT! Zampa gets his first as Booner tries to go for the glory shot misses it completely and gets bowled first ball. Permaul to bowl his final over. OUT! Another one for Zampa as McCarthy gets stumped first ball. Super successful over for Guyana Amazon Warriors 2 wickets and 3 runs. Fifty run stand for Powell and Al Hasan in 47 balls. OUT! Permaul gets the dangerous looking Shakib Al Hasan for 25. Nkrumah Booner comes into bat. Superb spell by Permaul 3 for 20 in his 4 overs. Adam Zampa into his second over. SIX! Powell looking to give it back to the bowler. Good over for Jamaica Tallawahs as it ends with a massive SIX second of the over, first for Shakib. Veerasammy Permaul comes back into the attack, will be hoping for a few more wickets. FOUR finally something good for Jamaica, 9 runs coming Permaul over.
Andre McCarthy st Bramble b Zampa 0 (1)

Nkrumah Bonner b Zampa 0 (3)

Shakib Al Hasan c Mohammed b Permaul 25 (23)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates, Jamaica Tallawahs  48/3 in 10 overs |Batting: Rovman Powell 9(16), Shakib Al Hassan 14(16):  Adam Zampa into the attack, will cherish bowling on this track slow and low.Cheap and sharp over by Zampa first up, 4 runs coming from it. Shakib Al Hasan is a key player for Jamaica if they need something for the bowlers to defend. Riyadh Emrit has been called upon to bowl. A bit of pace should provide some help to the JAM batsmen. Steven Jacobs into his final over, just 5 runs coming from it. Another excellent over by Permaul just 4 runs from it.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates, Jamaica Tallawahs 25/3 in 5 overs |Batting: Rovman Powell 0(1), Shakib Al Hasan 1(1) : Veerasammy Permaul comes into bowl his first over. OUT! Kumar Sangakkara departs for 9 to a scorcher taken by Jason Mohammed. OUT! two in two balls for Permaul. Chadwick departs for 12. Onus on to Shakib Al Hasan to provide some stability to the innings. Jacobs into his second over, extracting some turn this fella. SIX first of this innings and comes off the bat of Sangakkara. Tanvir starts his second over with a couple of wides first up, ends giving 5 runs. Steven Jacobs to bowl the second over, just 6 runs coming from it. Sohail Tanvir to bowl the first over. OUT! Universe Boss Chris Gayle goes for a duck. Replays suggest that the ball might have been going over the top. Just the start the Amazon Warriors would have wanted.

Chadwick Walton b Permaul 12 (16)

Kumar Sangakkara c Mohammed b Permaul 9 (11)

Chris Gayle lbw b Tanvir 0(1)

Playing XI’s:

Guyana Amazon Warriors: Guptill, Smith, Lynn, Mohammed, Barnwell, Tanweer, Bramble, Emrit, Permaul, Bishoo, Jacobs, Zampa

Jamaica Tallawahs: Walton, Gayle. Sangakkara, Bonner, Powell, Al Hasan, McCarthy, Wasim, Mathurin, Steyn, Williams

Toss: Guyana Amazon Warriors skipper Martin Guptill wins the toss and elects to field first.

Gayle scored his third CPL century and remained not out at 108 off 54 balls as Tallawahs chased down a target of 192 runs after a superb batting effort by Trinago Knight Riders. Cameos from Kumar Sangakkara, Andre Russell and Rovman Powell were also helpful. Jamaica Tallawahs fast bowler Dale Steyn insisted they are in a good place at the moment and are fully geared up for the top-of-the-table clash. I’ve never played in the CPL before, so me coming up against them [Amazon Warriors] is not like a Manchester United versus Chelsea kind of derby.so I’m walking into this fresh. I know the wicket is kind of slow and was difficult to score on in the Tri-Series, but that keeps the bowlers interested and we have a lot of wicket-takers in our side”.

Squads:

Guyana Amazon Warriors: Martin Guptill, Ali Khan, Chris Barnwell, Devendra Bishoo, Anthony Bramble, Rayad Emrit, Assad Fudadin, Shimron Hetmyer, Steven Jacobs, Steven Katwaroo, Chris Lynn, Jason Mohammed, Veersammy Permaul, Orlando Peters, Dwayne Smith, Sohail Tanvir, Paul Wintz, Adam Zampa

Jamaica Tallawahs: Chris Gayle (c), Timroy Allen, Jonathan Foo, Imad Wasim, Andre McCarthy, Garey Mathurin, Alex Ross, Kumar Sangakkara, Oshane Thomas, Kesrick Williams, Nkrumah Bonner, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Dale Steyn, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Chadwick Walton