Johnson Charles’s twenty eighth Twenty20 fifty helped St Lucia Kings break their shedding skid within the males’s Caribbean Premier League, final yr’s shedding finalists edging the beforehand unbeaten Jamaica Tallawahs by two wickets on Wednesday evening.
In pursuit of 165 on the Daren Sammy Cricket Floor, Kings overhauled their goal with a ball to spare, in a end made unnecessarily anxious by nervy batting on the again finish.
Johnson Charles top-scored with 62 from 39 deliveries on the high of the order, offering the inspiration for the run chase which was then supplemented by knocks of twenty-two from Roshon Primus and 20 apiece from David Wiese and Tim David.
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Kings confronted a required run fee of 9-½ during the last 5 overs however by no means actually discovered the acceleration and have been pressured to scrap to get the 9 runs wanted from the final over.
All-rounder Raymon Reifer had earlier additionally struck 62 to information Tallawahs to 163 for eight off their 20 overs.
The left-hander, batting at quantity 5, arrived on the crease along with his aspect on 47 for 3 on the finish of the sixth over and counted 4 fours and 4 sixes in a 41-ball knock.
Despatched in, Brandon King (19) and Kennar Lewis (19) placed on 38 for the primary wicket nevertheless it was Reifer who actually made the distinction as certainly one of solely two batsmen to move 20, Imad Wasim (20) the opposite.
First, Reifer posted 59 for the fifth wicket with Imad earlier than including an additional 30 for the sixth wicket with Fabian Allen (7).
New Zealander Scott Kuggeleijn led the assault with three for 44 whereas fellow seamer David Wiese claimed two for 31.
In reply, Kings slumped to 39 for 4 within the seventh over however Charles led the restoration, lashing 4 fours and 4 sixes in including 36 for the fifth with David and an additional 39 for the sixth wicket with Primus.
When Charles skied left-armer Reifer (2-28) to cowl within the fifteenth over, Primus and Wiese placed on 29 for the seventh to maintain the run chase alive.