CPL 2018: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs – Match Report
Jamaica Tallawahs won the third match of the Carribean Premier League (CPL 2018) against Trinbago Knight Riders in an emphatic fashion by four wickets. In fact, Jamaica Tallwahs had their back against the wall, however, they made a fine comeback. Sportzwiki brings you the Match Report.
Andre Russell was the showstopper who rescued his team from choppy waters. Jamaica Tallawahs were tottering at 41-5 and they were chasing a huge target of 224. However, the pugnacious all-rounder had other ideas as he smashed the fastest century in the CPL, getting there in just 40 balls.
Russell clobbered six fours and thirteen maximums in his blistering knock to take Jamaica Tallawahs to their maiden win of the season. Not only Andre Russell scored his runs at a staggering strike rate of 246.94 but also he took a hat-trick. However, he was on the expensive side as he gave away his runs at an economy of 12.67.
Meanwhile, the reigning champions Trinbago Knight Riders were able to put 223 in their allotted 20 overs. New Zealand batsmen Colin Munro and Brendon McCullum scored half-centuries to take their side to an above par score. In fact, this was Munro’s second half-century on the trot as he scored a fine 68 in the opening match.
Furthermore, Chris Lynn and Darren Bravo also scored a quickfire knock of 46 and 29 respectively to give the impetus to Trinbago Knight Riders.
On the other hand, Jamaica Tallawahs got off to a worst possible start as they lost five wickets for just 41 runs. Kennar Lewis scored 51 runs to give support to his skipper Andre Russell. The Tallawahs captain played one of the finest knocks you will ever witness in the shortest format.
Brief Scores: Trinbago Knight Riders: 223-6, Colin Munro 61 (42), Brendon McCullum 56 (27).
Andre Russell 3-38.
Jamaica Tallawahs: 225-6, Andre Russell 121 (49), Kennar Lewis 51 (35).
Ali Khan 3-24.
Jamaica Tallawahs won by four wickets in the third match of CPL.
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