Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Jamaica Tallawahs (JT) and Barbados Tridents (BT), Match 20 of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2016 at Kingston, Jamaica. Tallawahs currently are on top of the table with 11 points from seven matches, and the Tridents are not far behind at 7 points in six matches so far. It will be a contest between two hard-hitting batsmen. At one end we have Chris Gayle and at the other there is the dangerous Kieron Pollard, who are also the captains of Talawahs and Tridents respectively. Last time these two sides met was in the 12th match of the tournament. The teams had to share the points as rain had stopped play, just 10 overs into the match.

Jamaica Tallawahs beat Barbados Tridents by 36 runs!

Live Cricket Scores & Updates: Barbados Tridents 159 all out | Overs 17.4 | Target 196 | BATTING Raymon Reifer 9(7): Kersick Williams to bowl the penultimate over, Rampaul on strike. Five singles off the five balls, it’s all over for Barbados Tridents now. SIX! Rampaul hits a six off the last delivery, a consolation prize for them. Chris Gayle, “Universe Boss” comes in to bowl, Reifer on strike, a dot ball to start off the over. Reifer takes a single off the next. Rampaul on strike, slogs the ball for a huge six, second one for Rampaul. OUT! That’s it folks, Jamaica Tallawahs win the match by 36 runs. Chris Gayle is happy and riding Ravi Rampaul like a horse after taking his wicket.

Live Cricket Scores & Updates: Barbados Tridents 140/9 | Overs 16 | Target 196 | BATTING Raymon Reifer 5(3), Ravi Rampaul 0(2): Andre Russell comes back into the attack, Nurse on strike. He takes a single after a dot ball. FOUR! Pooran has no intentions of giving up. SIX! It’s hits fourth six tonight, Russell has no clue what is happening here. SIX! Another one, clean hit, slaps the ball to mid-wicket boundary for a maximum. Pooran takes a single off the last ball. It’s not yet over folks! Kersick Williams comes in to bowl, SIX! Pooran welcomes him with  a six and reaches his half century. He takes a single off the next ball. Nurse gives back the strike to Pooran. OUT! Oh, what a shame, a slight mix-up between the batsman and Pooran has been run out. Jamaica Tallawahs have got their man. FOUR! Nurse hits it for a boundary, Barbados Tridents still in the game. Not anymore, OUT! Another wicket falls. Two new batsman in the middle. Reifer hits it for a boundary. He takes a single after a dot delivery. Navin Stewart out first ball, Dale Steyn takes four wickets. Ravi Rampaul on strike, end the over with two dot balls.

OUT!!! Navin Stewart c Kumar Sangakkara b Dale Steyn 0 (1)

OUT!!! Ashley Nurse c Kumar Sangakkara b Kerisck Williams 10 (10)

OUT!!! Nicholas Pooran run out 51 (25)

Live Cricket Scores & Updates: Barbados Tridents 105/6 | Overs 13 | Target 196 | BATTING: Nicholas Pooran 45 (22), Ashley Nurse 6 (7): Kerscik Williams comes back into the attack, four singles, a wide and a couple from the over. Seven runs off the over. Dale Steyn to continue, SIX! Pollard hits a biggie, typical Pollard. A dot ball to follow, OUT! Steyn gets his revenge, Walton takes the catch. Pooran takes a single off the next ball, OUT! David Wiese out first ball, he is gone for a golden duck. A dot ball to finish the over. Powell comes back into the attack, three singles off the first four balls. NO BALL! FOUR! Nurse hits it for a boundary, Free Hit to follow. Just a single off Free Hit! SIX! Pooran hits it for a six, he is still not giving up.

OUT!!! David Wiese c Chris Gayle b Dale Steyn 0 (1)

OUT!!! Kieron Pollard c Chadwick Walton b Dale Steyn 16 (11)

Live Cricket Scores & Updates: Barbados Tridents 76/4 | Overs 10 | Target 196 | BATTING: Nicholas Pooran 17 (11), Kieron Pollard 6(5): Timroy Allen continues, two singles off the first three balls. OUT! Shoaib Malik gives in to the pressure, drives it straight into the hands of Powell. Kieron Pollard comes in to bat, a dot ball to end the over. Powell continues, just four runs off his over. It’s all but over for Barbados Tridnents. Allen continues, Pooran hits hit for a maximum, SIX! Two dot balls to follow, SIX! Another one off the over, Pooran has not given up yet. A leg bye run off the next ball. FOUR! Pollard hits the last ball for a four, 17 runs off the over.

OUT!!! Shoaib Malik c Rovamn Powell b Timroy Allen 10 (11)

Live Cricket Scores & Updates: Barbados Tridents 49/3 | Overs 7 | Target 196 | BATTING: Shoaib Malik 5(7), Nicholas Pooran 2(2): Rovman Powell comes in to bowl.Five singles off the over. It seems like Barbados Tridents have given up against the mammoth total.

Live Cricket Scores & Updates: Barbados Tridents 44/3 | Overs 6| Target 196 | BATTING: Shoaib Malik 0(1): Timroy Allen introduced in the attack, Shoaib Malik on strike. Three singles off the first three ball, a dot ball to follow. Hosein takes a couple off the second last ball. OUT! Pressure got the better of Hosein as he tries to hit the ball but finds Steyn in the process.

OUT!!! AJ Hosein c Dale Steyn b Timroy Allen 8 (13)

Live Cricket Scores & Updates: Barbados Tridents 39/2 | Overs 5| Target 196 | BATTING: Akeal Hosein 5(9), Shoaib Malik 0(1): Russell continues, Shahzad hits a four off the first delivery. Two dot balls to follow. Five wides! A poor delivery from Russell, misses everything and races towards the boundary for four. OUT! Was that a trick to get rid of Shahzad?  Shoaib Malik comes in to bat, he concedes a single, leg byes. Hosein takes a couple off the last ball, 12 runs from the over.

OUT!!! Ahmed Shehzad c Kumar Sangakkara b Andre Russell 15 (13)

Live Cricket Scores & Updates: Barbados Tridents 27/1 | Overs 4| Target 196 | BATTING: Ahmed Shahzad 9 (7), Akeal Hosein 0(4): Steyn to continue, Shahzad on strike, he takes a single off the second ball. Hosein on strike, he gets off the mark. Shahzad takes a single off the last delivery, just five runs from the over. Meanwhile the run-rate is mounting up.

Live Cricket Scores & Updates: Barbados Tridents 22/1 | Overs 3| Target 196 | BATTING: Ahmed Shahzad 9 (7), Akeal Hosein 0(4): Kersick Williams comes in to the attack, Shahzad on strike. Kersick starts off with two dot balls. SIX! Shahzad picks up the slower one early and smashes it for a six, he takes a single off the next ball. Two dot balls to end the over, Hosein is yet to get off the mark.

Live Cricket Scores & Updates: Barbados Tridents 15/1 | Overs 2| Target 196 | BATTING: Ahmed Shahzad 2 (3), Akeal Hosein 0(2): Dale Steyn comes in to bowl, Hope on strike. FOUR! Hope welcomes Steyn with a boundary. Steyn bowls a dot ball. SIX! Hope slapped the next delivery towards mid-wicket boundary for a maximum. Hope is a surprise package for today. OUT! Steyn strikes, hope’s little cameo end here. A regulation catch by Kumar Sanakarra. Akeal Hosein comes on to crease, plays the last two balls cautiously, 10 runs from the over.  

OUT!!! Kyle Hope c Kumar Sangakkara b Dale Steyn 13 (7)

Live Cricket Scores & Updates: Barbados Tridents 5/0 | Overs 1| Target 196 | BATTING: Ahmed Shahzad 2 (3), Kyle Hope 3 (3): Andre Russell to bowl the first over, Hope on strike, starts off with a dot ball. Hope takes a couple off the next ball, takes a single off the next. Shahzad on strike, dot ball. He takes a couple off the next ball. A dot ball to finish off the over.

INNINGS BREAK!!!

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 195/5 | Overs 18| BATTING: Rovman Powell 34(14), Timroy Allen 0(0): Rampaul to Walton, a dot ball to start off the last over. OUT! Walton misses his century, it’s a shame. He batted so well today and deserved a century. Powell on strike, he takes a single, Shakib Al Hasan on strike. OUT! He has been run out trying to sneak a single, Rampaul makes no mistake and takes the bails off. Powell on strike, dot ball, this is turning out to be a great over for Barbados Tridents. Last ball, FOUR! Powell finishes off the innings with a boundary.

OUT!!! Shakib Al Hasan run out 0 (1)

OUT!!! Chadwick Walton c Ahmed Shehzad b Ravi Rampaul 97 (54)

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 190/3 | Overs 17| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 97(52), Rovman Powell 29(11): David Wiese continues, Powell on strike. He takes a single off the first ball. Walton takes a single too. A dot ball, Wiese on his way to another good over. Wait, SIX! hits it for a huge six, it has gone miles away as soon as it connects with the bat. NO BALL! SIX! Wiese loses control, Powell makes no mistake and hits it for a maximum. Next ball, a dot one from Wiese. SIX! This is the third one of the over, Powell is on rampage here.

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 169/3 | Overs 16| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 96(51), Rovman Powell 10(5): Pollard continues, Powell hits him for a six! he flashes his bat and hits it towards long off fence for a maximum. A couple of runs from the next ball. Pollard bowls a wide ball, he is nervous. Another wide ball, Pollard is feeling the pressure here. Powell takes a single off the next ball. Walton on strike, FOUR! he is getting close to scoring a century. A couple more from the next ball. Another wide from Pollard, Jamaica Tallawahs won’t mind that. A dot ball to finish off the over, 18 runs from it.

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 151/3 | Overs 15| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 90(48), Rovman Powell 1(2): Wiese comes back into the attack, Sangakarra on strike. OUT! Malik takes the catch running along the boundary, Sangakarra has to go. Russell will join Walton in the middle. Walton faces a dot ball, he takes a single off the next delivery. Russell on strike, OUT! he is out first ball. This is turning out to be a brilliant over for Barbados Tridents. Rovman Powell comes in to bat, faces a dot ball, takes a single off the last delivery. Just two runs off the over and two wickets.

OUT!!! Andre Russell c Nicholas Pooran b DavidWiese 0 (1)

OUT!!! Kumar Sangakkara c Shoaib Malik b David Wiese 50 (31)

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 149/1 | Overs 14| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 89 (46), Kumar Sangakarra 50(30): Skipper Kieron Pollard comes in to bowl, trying to break the partnership. SIX! Sangakarra welcomes his with a maximum. He takes a single off the next ball and completes his half century, his second on the trot. Walton on strike, a dot ball! Dot balls are golden for Barbados Tridents right now. Dropped! Pollard drops the catch, this is going to prove expensive. Another dot ball, Pollard is bowling cleverly to Walton. A couple of runs to end the over.

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 140/1 | Overs 13| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 87 (42), Kumar Sangakarra 43(28): Ravi Rampaul comes back into the attack looking for a breakthrough. Walton takes a single off the first ball, Sangakarra on strike. He picks up a couple of runs from the next ball. SIX! Sangakarra joins the party, hits it towards mid on boundary for a maximum. NO BALL! Free hit to follow, Sangakarra takes a single. Walton on strike, I did not expect anything less, SIX! Walton struck the ball for a humongous six. Two dot balls to finish off the over, 17 runs from it.

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 123/1 | Overs 12| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 80 (38), Kumar Sangakarra 34(25): Reifer to contiues, Walton takes a single off the first ball. Sangakarra takes another single. Third ball, Walton plays a dot one. FOUR! Walton is not holding back, there is a chance that he might score a century today.SIX! Walton on rampage here, hits it towards long on for a maximum, 13 runs from the over.

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 110/1 | Overs 11| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 68 (33), Kumar Sangakarra 33(24): Stewart to continues, Walton on strike. FOUR! Unlucky for Stewart as the ball gets a top edge and goes towards the boundary. Walton takes a single. Sangakarra too takes a single, he is laying low for a while. FOUR! Walton slaps the ball to the mid-wicket boundary for a four. SIX! Pollard fails to get hold the ball, its Walton’s day today. Stewart has no clue what line to bowl to Walton. He takes a single off the last ball, 17 runs from the over.

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 93/1 | Overs 10| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 52 (28), Kumar Sangakarra 32(23): Reifer comes back into the attack, Walton on strike. He takes a single off the first ball. Sangkarra rotates strike as he takes a single off the next delivery. Walton hits a boundary off the next ball as he reaches his half century in 26 balls. He has played brilliantly today. Three more singles to end the over, nine runs from it.

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 84/1 | Overs 9| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 45 (24), Kumar Sangakarra 30(21): Stewart continues, Sangakarra on strike. He takes a single off the next ball, Walton on strike. FOUR! He is playing beautifully today, guides it towards fine leg boundary for a four. Three singles and one dot ball to end the over, just eight runs off it.

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 76/1 | Overs 8| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 39 (21), Kumar Sangakarra 28(18): Nurse continues, Walton on strike. SIX! that is a maximum from Walton, he strikes the ball and strikes it hard towards wide on fence for a six.  He takes a single off he next ball. Sangakarra on strike, FOUR! he guides the ball towards wide lon for a gfour. It’s all happening here for Jamaica Tallawahs. A dot ball, followed by two singles,  12 runs from the over.

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 64/1 | Overs 7| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 32 (18), Kumar Sangakarra 23(15): Stewart to bowl the next over, Sangakarra on strike. He takes a single off the first ball. Walton drives the next ball through cover, picks up two runs. He takes a single off the next ball, two more singles off the over. A dot ball to end the over, a good one for Barbados Tridents, six runs from it.

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 58/1 | Overs 6| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 28 (15), Kumar Sangakarra 21(12): Nurse comes in to bowl, two singles off the first two balls. A couple of runs off the next ball. Sangakarra plays a dot ball, good over from Nurse so far. He takes a single off the next ball. Walton on strike, FOUR! a boundary to finish off the over, nine runs off the over.

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 49/1 | Overs 5| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 23 (13), Kumar Sangakarra 17(8): Wiese continues, Sangakarra on strike. FOUR! He hits the first ball to the fence, he looks in good form today. Next ball, a couple of runs. FOUR! Another boundary for Sangakarra, David Wiese under pressure. He takes a single off the next ball. Two more single to end the over, 13 runs from it.

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 36/1 | Overs 4| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 22 (12), Kumar Sangakarra 5(3): Reifer comes in to bowl, Walton on strike. Walton takes a single off the first ball. Sangakarra on strike, he plays a dot ball. Next ball, FOUR! Sangakarra hits this one through mid off dancing down the wicket. He takes a single off the next ball. Walton on strike, FOUR! he goes inside out and towards the boundary. Another boundary! Walton is turning it on here.

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 22/1 | Overs 3| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 13 (9): Ravi Rampaul to continue, Walton on strike. Walton takes a couple of runs off the first ball. Rampaul bowls a wide. Second ball, SIX! Walton hits it for a biggie. Next ball, no run of the third delivery. Walton takes a single off the next delivery. Gayle on strike, he plays a dot ball. Last ball of the over, OUT! Gayle is gone, Rampaul pitches this one short. Gayle tries to pull it but edges the ball to fine leg. This is a big blow for Jamaica Tallawahs.

OUT!!! Chris Gayle c Reifer b Rampaul 8 (9)

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 12/0 | Overs 2| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 4 (5), Chris Gayle 8 (7): The match is back on! Chris Gayle faces the first ball after play resumes. Wiese comes in to bowl, Gayle plays the first ball defensively. Next ball, he hits for a boundary. Gayle will not hold back.

It will be a match featuring 18 overs per side and five overs of powerplay.

 

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 8/0 | Overs 1.4| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 4 (5), Chris Gayle 4 (5): Eight more deliveries were bowled after play resumed, but the covers are back on once again. This must be extremely frustrating for both sets of players. Stay tuned for more updates.

Live cricket scores & Updates: Jamaica Tallawahs 2/0 | Overs 0.2| BATTING: Chadwick Walton 2 (2), Chris Gayle 0 (0): After just a couple of deliveries, the umpires decide to bring the covers on and the players are off the field. It seems like a passing shower and the play should resume shortly hopefully.

Playing XI:

Jamaica Tallawahs: Chris Gayle (c), Chadwick Walton, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Rovman Powell, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Imad Wasim, Timroy Allen, Dale Steyn, Garey Mathurin, Kesrick Williams

Barbados Tridents: Kieron Pollard (c), Kyle Hope, Ahmed Shehzad, Shoaib Malik, Nicholas Pooran (wk), David Wiese, Navin Stewart, Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul

TOSS: Barbados Tridents have won the toss and elected to bat first.

This is a crucial match for both the teams. A win for JT will consolidate their place at the top of the table, but a win for BT on the other hand, will give them the belief that they can still finish top 4. With the USA leg beginning next week, both teams will want to go into that phase of the tournament with as many points on the board as possible. This is the first time CPL will be played in the United States.

For the Tallawahs, not surprisingly it is Chris Gayle, who has scored the most runs. He has 252 runs to his name, with an average of 63 and a staggering strike rate of 163.63. He will be a key batsman for his side at the top. Dale Steyn and Kesrick Williams have eight wickets apiece, but spinner Imad Wasim has 7 wickets to his name at a miserly economy rate of just 4.64.

For the Tridents, it is AB de Villiers, who leads the run-scorers chart with 234 runs it is Ravi Rampaul with 9 wickets, who is the most successful bowler is.

Squads:

Barbados Tridents: Kieron Pollard (c), Kyle Hope, Shoaib Malik, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Navin Stewart, Robin Peterson, Raymon Reifer, Imran Khan, Ravi Rampaul, Kyle Corbin, Ahmed Shehzad, David Wiese, Marchant de Lange, Akeal Hosein, Ashley Nurse, Shamar Springer, Steven Taylor

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