Jamaica Tallawahs are back on the winning track after losing two consecutive matches in the Caribbean Premier League. Last night, they defeated Barbados Royals, the table topper, by six runs in the DSL method. Imad Wasim won the Player of the Match award for his brilliant bowling performance in the match. However, this victory has moved Jamaica Tallawahs to 2nd place. Meanwhile, Barbados Royals remain at the top of the table despite losing the game.
Jamaica Tallawahs lost two matches in a row before yesterday. So, the clash against Barbados Royals was very important to qualify for the semifinal. However, Rovman Powell, the captain of Jamaica Tallawahs, won the toss in this crucial match and decided to bowl first.
As a result, Barbados Royals started their batting innings with Rahkeem Cornwall and Kyle Mayers. But their starting was very slow. Both openers couldn’t make a good partnership as Rahkeem Cornwall lost his wicket in the 4th over. Moreover, Barbados Royals lost two more wickets in the 6th over as Imad Wasim picked up Kyle Mayers and Corbin Bosch in the same over. Therefore, Barbados became three men down in 17 runs.
After that, Quinton de Kock tried hard to build a partnership. He added 30 runs with the new batter, Azam Khan. But, Azam Khan couldn’t score more than 12 runs. However, Quinton de Kock kept scoring runs for the team. He made another partnership of 83 runs with David Miller. Relying on their bat, Barbados Royals ended their innings in 146 runs. David Miller scored 34 runs, while Quinton de Kock scored the highest 74 runs for the team. The DLS target for Jamaica Tallawahs was reduced to 121 runs due to bad weather.
However, chasing the target, Jamaica had a flying start as Brandon King Amir Jangoo added 53 runs in the opening partnership. Both batters were very aggressive from the beginning of the match. But Amir Jangoo departed the pitch after scoring 29 runs.
Brandon King, then, made another partnership of 46 runs with Sharmarh Brooks. Sharmarh Brooks contributed 18 runs to the team before losing the wicket. But opener Brandon King scored the highest 46 off 33 balls. In addition, skipper Rovman Powell remained not out in 12 runs, which sealed the victory for Jamaica Tallawahs.