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GUY vs SLK: Smith, Salamkheil guide Warriors to a close victory

image-l79dqrweWarriors secured a victory over Kings (PC: Twitter)

Guyana Amazon Warriors (GUY) secured a seven-run victory over St Lucia Kings (SLK) in Match 1 of the 6ixty Men's Competition on Thursday (25 August) at Basseterre, St. Kitts. 

Odean Smith powers Warriors to a strong total

Invited to bat first, the Warriors got off to a flyer with the experienced duo of Chandrapaul Hemraj and Shai Hope. 

image-l79dylf4Jeavor Royal took two wickets in a single over (PC: Twitter)

The spinner Jeavor Royal took wickets of both openers in a single over, who added 41 runs in a matter of 16 balls. 

In the end, Odean Smith was sensational with his ball-striking capabilities to score an unbeaten 36 off 24 balls,  which resulted in Warriors finishing on a total of 111/5. 

Waqar Salamkheil's clinical performance crush Kings

In response to a stiff chase, Kings openers Johnson Charles and Mark Deyal were dismissed early. It was the fighting knock from Roshon Primus (41 off 23), which kept the team in the hunt.

However, Waqar Salamkheil was proficient with his lengths to take wickets in successive balls and sending experienced batters to the hut. 

Afterwards, Smith's composure in the final over helped the Warriors to prevail by seven runs. 

Brief Scores: 

Guyana Amazon Warriors - 111/5 (60b)

Odean Smith 36 (24), Shai Hope 19 (8);
Jeavor Royal 2/8

St Lucia Kings - 104/6 (59b)

Roshon Primus 41 (23), Ravendra Persaud 16 (7);
Waqar Salamkheil 3/16

Result: Guyana Amazon Warriors won by 7 runs

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