Guyana Amazon Warriors secured high spot within the Group Stage of the 2023 Republic Financial institution Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after a six-wicket victory over many-time champions Trinbago Knight Riders in Guyana on Saturday.
The consequence was a costume rehearsal forward of Wednesday’s Qualifier One.
The Amazon Warriors, who’re but to win the CPL, received the toss and fielded first and the choice went of their favor as a Knight Riders aspect shorn of Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine posted a aggressive 176-8.
The Guyanese membership timed its chase completely in reply, Shai Hope carried on his good type with an unbeaten 54 to make sure the sport was received with 10 balls to spare.
Earlier on, a much-changed Knight Riders bought off to a nasty begin when Martin Guptil was run out for one however Mark Deyal’s quick-fire 37 from 20 balls ensured the Knight Riders have been capable of put up a wholesome 49-2 by the top of the PowerPlay.
Carty smashes brilliantly constructed 83
Chadwick Walton and Keacy Carty placed on a 59-run partnership earlier than Imran Tahir cleaned up Walton for 25.
Nevertheless, that merely signaled the second for Carty to press the accelerator. He took an excessive liking to Odean Smith, taking him for 26 runs within the 15th over to carry up his half century.
Carty was to go on to make a brilliantly-constructed 83 earlier than he was finally stumped. That wicket was one in every of three within the 19th over as Imran Tahir halted the Knight Riders momentum.
The Knights Riders finally posted 176, a complete that gave their bowlers one thing to work with.
In reply, the Amazon Warriors bought off to the very best begin within the PowerPlay. Odean Smith partnered Saim Ayub and the pair reached 56-0 on the finish of six overs however Ayub was to fall instantly after the fielding restrictions have been lifted, skying a supply from Akeal Hosein.
Odean Smith was to go on to make his finest rating of the 2023 CPL – benefitting from three drops on his method to a glowing 44. His knock ensured the Warriors solely wanted 60 from 44 balls with eight wickets remaining.
It was an equation the Amazon Warriors negotiated with ease as they romped to victory with two overs remaining.