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25 Aug 2021
Guyana Amazon Warriors stormed back in form after they clinched a convincing win over Barbados Royals by 9 wickets, chasing down a target of 131 runs within 15 overs in St Kitts.
Riding on an emphatic century from Chandrapaul Hemraj, the Warriors went over the line quite comfortably. The left-handed batsman remained unbeaten at 105 off 56 deliveries which included five maximums and 14 fours during the course.
Nyeem Young was the only Royals bowler to scalp a wicket as he trapped Brandon King in front of the stumps for a 17-ball 19.
Earlier, the Barbados side never really looked in control as they were left tottering at 112/6 to eventually get bowled out for 130 in 20 overs.
Wicket-keeper batsman Azam Khan top-scored with 28 off 26, hitting two sixes and as many fours.
Imran Tahir scalped a three-wicket haul for Guyana and returned with figures of 3/34 in 4 overs while Romario Shepherd bagged a couple of wickets. Motie and Odean Smith had a scalp each to their names.
Barbados are presently struggling to get any momentum and are bottom-placed in the points table after suffering five defeats in the six matches that they have played. Guyana on the other side have won three and lost three games out of the six they have featured in.
Guyana captain Nicholas Pooran expressed delight after the win and credited the batsmen for their efforts after the match.
“Very pleased. I had a lot of headaches with the batting positions and we just told our guys to win games for us. Pleased with how we batted,” he said.
Royals skipper Holder admitted that the side didn’t really get any momentum and further added that the batting has been a cause of concern for them in the tournament.
“The first game was a high scoring game. We never got any momentum. In all the games we have struggled with the bat. Trying to defend 120-130 is a tough task and we need to find a way to put runs on the board,” he said.
The two teams will now take on each other on Wednesday (September 8, 2021) at the same venue.