CPL 2021: Jamaica Tallawahs hopes of knockout stage alive after win over Kings by 55 runs, check CPL latest points table

CPL 2021: Jamaica Tallawahs hopes of knockout stage alive after win over Kings by 55 runs, check CPL latest points table
CPL 2021: Jamaica Tallawahs hopes of knockout stage alive after win over Kings by 55 runs, check CPL latest points table

CPL 2021 LIVE – Latest Points Table: The Jamaica Tallawahs made it two wins in two as they defeated the Saint Lucia Kings by 55 runs at Warner Park, St Kitts. This win means the Tallawahs move into a qualifying spot for the knockout games next week but all six teams still have a mathematical chance to reach the latter stages.

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The Kings remain in third place in the table with all teams having two more group matches left to play.

P W L D NRR Pts
1   Trinbago Knight Riders 8 5 3 0 1.037 10
2   St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 8 5 3 0 -0.619 10
3   Jamaica Tallawahs 8 4 4 0 0.536 8
4   Saint Lucia Kings 8 4 4 0 -0.165 8
5  Guyana Amazon Warriors 8 4 4 0 -0.248 8
6  Barbados Royals 8 2 6 0 -0.594 4

 

CPL 2021: Jamaica Tallawahs hopes of knockout stage alive after win over Kings by 55 runs, check CPL latest points table

Jamaica Tallawahs 211 all out (Lewis 56, Brooks 34; Royal 3/37, Royal 3/53) beat Saint Lucia Kings 156 all out (Deyal 33, Chase 30; Imad 3/34, Brathwaite 2/13) by 55 runs

The Tallawahs got off to a lightning start thanks to another brutal innings from Kennar Lewis who smashed 56 from just 24 balls. Lewis was well supported by Shamarh Brooks as the Tallawahs reached 78/1 off their PowerPlay overs.

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While wickets fell throughout the Tallawahs innings they managed to maintain a fast scoring rate throughout with contributions from the middle order. It was Imad Wasim who pushed the Tallawahs past 200 with a 10-ball innings worth 27 runs including three consecutive sixes off the 20th over.

The Kings chase started just as quickly with Andre Fletcher and Mark Deyal both making quickfire scores as they reached 79/1 off their first six overs. Roston Chase and Deyal put on 66 runs in just 32 balls but both fell in the space of two balls to Carlos Brathwaite to bring the Tallawahs back into the match.

Those two wickets gave the Tallawahs a lot more control as they squeezed the Kings in the middle overs with Brathwaite keeping things very tight. The Tallawahs took two wickets in two balls twice more as the Kings chase petered out and the Tallawahs emerged victorious.

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Trinbago Knight Riders battled to a six wicket victory in their 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) encounter with Barbados Royals.

Trinbago Knight Riders 99/4 (Munro 41*, Bravo 19; Amir 2/19, Bishop 2/20) beat Barbados Royals 93/9 (Mayers 24, Azam Khan 17, Joshua Bishop 17; Pierre 3/16, Seales 2/12) by six wickets.

The Knight Riders won the toss and opted to field first, which looked like a good decision as the Barbados Royals were restricted to double figures. Kyle Mayers as opener was the only batsman who managed to score anything sizeable against a lethal Knight Riders bowling line-up.

With such a low total to chase, the Knight Riders would have fancied their chances, but had an early scare, as they lost two wickets in the PowerPlay, however Colin Munro would eventually anchor the innings and take them to victory.

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Barbados Royals shuffled their batting order in the last game to great success, so it was no surprise to see Mayers opening once again, scoring a fluent 24 runs off 12 balls. However, that was to be the highest score of the innings as Knight Riders used spin to undo the Royals; Kharry Pierre, Akeal Hosein and Sunil Narine combining to take seven of the nine wickets that fell, including that of key batsmen Glenn Phillips, Jason Holder and Azam Khan.

Trinbago Knight Riders started their chase by losing the wicket of Lendl Simmons to the pace of Mohammad Amir, which forced the team to play more cautiously. Munro, Darren Bravo and Tim Seifert carefully accrued runs, and despite losing four wickets, it ended up being a comfortable win for the Knight Riders thanks to Munro’s 41 not out.

Trinbago Knight Riders now have five wins in this year’s Hero CPL and move to the top of the league table.