By: Sports Contributor
Jamaica Tallawahs registered a five-run victory over Barbados Tridents in CPL on Monday. The victory, was just their third win in eight games.
While their batting disappointed them, their bowlers played a crucial part, and helped the team defend a modest total of 127.
Opting to bowl first, skipper Jason Holder’s decision proved to be a good one. Tridents struck early and got the wicket of Chris Gayle in the second over of the innings.
Wickets fell at regular intervals.
A determined knock from Glenn Phillips – 41 off 35 balls – couldn’t save the Tallawahs as he didn’t get enough support from the other end.
The pick of the bowlers for Tridents were Holder, Sandeep Lamichhane and Raymon Reifer. They bagged two wickets each.
Tridents, giving chase to a modest total, started off well with Alex Hales and Johnson Charles combining well for a stand of 25.
Imran Khan and Shamar Springer applied pressure which slowed the scoring rate. In the process, they bagged three wickets each to put Jamaica on top.
Reifer smashed 26 of 12 balls and threatened to take the match away from Jamaica, but in the end fell short after Dwayne Smith brought curtains to his cameo, and handed his team a thrilling win.
With the win, Jamaica are now in fourth position.
Brief Scores: Jamaica Tallawahs 127 in 20 overs (Glenn Phillips 41; Jason Holder 2-21, Sandeep Lamichhane 2-17, Raymon Reifer 2-31) beat Barbados Tridents 122/9 in 20 overs (Johnson Charles 31, Raymon Reifer 26; Imran Khan 3-19, Shamar Springer 3-32) by 5 runs