BIG CHASING FOR TALLAWAHS UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF MCCARTHY
Caribbean Premier League 2017 -Latest Match Report 14
Jamaica Tallawahs 179-5 (McCarthy 61*, Phillips 32, Samuels 1-19) defeat St Lucia Stars 173-7 (Fletcher 84*, Samuels 54, Sami 3-27) by five wickets
A serene fifty from Andre McCarthy disclosed Jamaica Tallawahs to a five-wicket win chasing 174 against St Lucia Stars in Match 14 of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Accordingly, McCarthy was there at the crease from the seventh over onwards and draw a steep run-chase. Courageously, with hard running and boundaries all around the ground despite wickets falling frequently.
The team of Tallawahs gave a quick start by Glenn Phillips. He hit three off side fours in the opening over and two leg side sixes in the third over. Hence, taking the Tallawahs to 34 for 0. Apparently, Shane Shillingford dragged things back for the Stars however, yielding three from his initial over and two from his second, terminating Phillips with the last ball of the Powerplay. Resulting, McCarthy on the crease. After a short span of time both openers went. As, Lendl Simmons at extra cover of the bowling of Timil Patel.
Furthermore, Kumar Sangakkara briefly, hitting two fours in an over off Patel. Apparently, he was dismissed in the 10th over. Then Rovman Powell followed shortly after and Tallawahs were in trouble at 92 for 4.
McCarthy was going steadily with 20 off 18. Consequently, he joined Jonathan Foo with 82 required off 42. Foo made fours off his second and third balls and a six off his sixth ball dropping the calculation to 63 off 36. Boundaries from McCarthy kept the Tallawahs in the hunt.
Subsequently, a 16th over from Jerome Taylor, that cost just four. Requirement of 40 runs from 18. On seventeenth over Mitchell McClenaghan bowled Foo with a yorker. McCarthy strike two sixes at the end of the over.
Meanwhile, requirement of 20 were from 12 and Imad Wasim chaste two short and wide balls from Jeromy Taylor. The Stars consider that they trap Imad. From the additional ball the Tallawahs score were two. It was apparent that Tallawahs had sealed victory with just four required from the last over. It was McCarthy who finished the match with a six
St Lucia Stars
Earlier, the Stars strong opening pair of Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles were well controlled by the Tallawahs. Resulting, the first three overs with just 13 runs scored. The pressure continued to the fourth over when Johnson Charles pulled a wide ball onto his stumps. During the same over Shane Watson got just one, was caught behind after a brilliant delivery from Mohammad Sami. At that time Stars were 39 for 2.
After brief union in which Fletcher and his partner Marlon Samuels score at a run-a-ball for three overs, they begin a superb attack on the Tallawahs bowlers, tidying 85 in the following 7.2 overs before Samuels was out. Their partnership was of 103 off 64 balls. Fletcher grasped his fifty off 35 balls, Samuels got his off 36.
The partnership ended as Samuels chosen out a fielder on the deep mid-wicket boundary the Stars experienced losing three wickets for seven runs and four wickets for 22 runs. Mohammad Sami was threat for Tallawahs, taking the wickets of Charles, Watson and Darren Sammy. On the other hand, Imad was economical, yielding just five runs from his two overs.
The Stars innings was given a late surge by the fours from Jesse Ryder in the eighteenth over and sixes in the twentieth over from Fletcher, who end on 85 not out off 54 balls. Ultimately, it wasn’t enough for the Stars to dodge a sixth downfall of the season.
Thursday: Guyana Amazon Warriors v Jamaica Tallawahs, in Guyana, 6.00pm
Friday: St Kitts & Nevis Patriots v Barbados Tridents, in Basseterre, 9.00pm