Guyana Amazon Warriors thrashed Jamaica Tallawahs by 77 runs to pick up their ninth consecutive win in CPL 2019 on Thursday (October 3). Reduced to 8 for 4, Shoaib Malik and Sherfane Rutherford revived the innings to take the side to 156 for 6. Imran Tahir then picked up 3 for 12 to shoot down Tallawahs for just 79.
After opting to bat, Oshane Thomas and Derval Green landed the early blows – picking up two each – as Brandon King, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran were sent back for single-digit scores. Malik smashed 73 off 45 and added 82 with Rutherford (45). While the latter fell in the 13th over, Malik kept going and gave the side a fighting total.
In the chase, Chris Green gave the hosts the perfect start in Guyana as he dismissed Chris Gayle off the first ball. Chadwick Walton fell soon after but Tallawahs recovered well with Liton Das and Glenn Phillips doing the repair work.
The Tallawahs though kept struggling for momentum and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Tahir was well supported by Qais Ahmad and Keemo Paul while Malik and Green bagged one wicket each.
Brief scores: Guyana Amazon Warriors 156/6 in 20 overs (Shoaib Malik 73*; Derval Green 2-23) beat Jamaica Tallawahs 79 in 16.3 overs (Imran Tahir 3-12) by 77 runs.