Pretorius holds nerve to seal an unlikely victory
In response, Andre Fletcher helped Patriots get off to a brisk start with a knock of 41 off 38. The talented duo of Evin Lewis (10) and Dewald Brevis (13) could not contribute much to the team's score.
Smith breached the defense of Darren Bravo (22) to open the floodgates for Warriors. The likes of Sherfane Rutherford and Dwayne Bravo were dismissed on a single-digit score.
However, the all-rounders Jansen and Pretorius still kept the team in the hunt. With 22 runs needed off the last over, Hetmyer handed the ball to Romario Shepherd.
In the first two balls, Patriots accumulated three runs. Then, Pretorius smoked three sixes on the trot to win the maiden game for the Patriots.
Guyana Amazon Warriors- 162/6
Shimron Hetmyer 46 (21), Chandrapaul Hemraj 43 (28);
Akila Dananjaya 2/28, Duan Jansen 2/37
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots- 163/6 (19.4)
Andre Fletcher 41 (38), Dwaine Pretorius 27* (12);
Odean Smith 2/10
Result: Patriots won by 4 wickets
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