The CPL 2020 action shifted to a new venue after the initial leg in Tarouba, Trinidad. The first set of fixtures at Port Of Spain saw St.Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Jamaica Tallawahs beat teams that are placed higher in the table than them.
Match 11: St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents
Barbados Tridents were off to a slow, but steady start after being put in to bat by the opposition. Jon-Russ Jaggesar struck twice after the powerplay to send back both the opening batsmen back to the pavilion.
Skipper Jason Holder, who promoted himself to No.4 had a short stint at the crease after being caught short of his crease. Corey Anderson played a crucial knock of 31 off 19 to push the side past the 150-run mark.
Chasing 152 to win, the Tridents had to rely on Evin Lewis, who single-handedly steered the chase on a sluggish wicket.
Lewis’ 89 off 60 included 9 stellar sixes as the rest of the team struggled around him. Denesh Ramdin scored 20 off 32 deliveries while Ben Dunk’s quickfire 22 sealed the chase for St.Kitts.
Barbados Tridents 151-7 (20 overs) (C.Anderson 31; Jon-Russ Jaggesar 2-17)
St.Kitts and Nevis Patriots 152-4 (19.3 overs) (E.Lewis 89; K.Mayers 2-14)
Match 12: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors
Much like their encounter on Matchday 4, the match turned out to be a low-scoring thriller. While Guyana were successful in defending their low total back then, this time around Jamaica chased it down with 2 overs to spare.
Opting to bowl first, Jamaica were off to the perfect start with the wicket of Brandon King on the very first ball. Mujeeb-ur-Rahman was successful in dismissing Hetmyer yet again as the batting side slumped to 17-3 inside the powerplay itself.
Spinners thrived yet again to cast a web over the batting line-up. A crucial cameo by Naveen-ul-Haq helped the side get past the 100-run mark and end up with 108-9.
Chasing a relatively low score on a tricky surface, Jamaica were unable to start the innings on a good note. Imran Tahir struck right away to send back a struggling Chadwick Walton.
A middle-order collapse threatened Jamaica’s cause but an unbeaten 51-run stand between Nkrumah Bonner and Andre Russell sealed the points.
Guyana Amazon Warriors 108-9 (20 overs) (R.Taylor 23; M.Rahman 3-11)
Jamaica Tallawahs 113-5 (18 overs) (Nkrumah Bonner 30; Naveen-ul-Haq 2-35)