Caribbean Premier League West Indies

Saim Ayub’s third successive fifty powers Warriors to a comfortable win in the CPL

Saim Ayub's third successive fifty powers Warriors to a comfortable win in the CPL
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The Guyana Amazon Warriors defeated the Jamaica Tallawahs by 7 wickets in the 2023 Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

The Warriors won the toss and chose to field first. They got off to a good start, dismissing Alex Hales in the first over. Brandon King played a good innings, scoring 52 off 32 balls, but the rest of the Tallawahs batsmen struggled to score runs. They were restricted to 152-5 after 20 overs.

The Warriors’ openers, Saim Ayub and Matthew Nandu, gave them a good start in the chase. They put on 112 runs for the first wicket before Nandu was dismissed for 37. Ayub continued to score runs and brought up his half-century off 34 balls. He was eventually dismissed for 85, but the Warriors cruised to victory with 9 balls to spare.

Ayub was the star of the show for the Warriors, scoring 85 off 53 balls. He hit 5 fours and five sixes in his innings. Nandu also made a good contribution with 34 off 23 balls.

For the Tallawahs, Chris Green, Salman Irshad, and Shamar Springer picked one wicket each.

This win has ensured the Warriors a spot in Qualifier 1. They will face the second-placed team in the table after the group stage.

Brief Scorecard:

Jamaica Tallawahs 152/5 (King 52, Allen 21; Pretorius 2/33, Shepherd 1/19 Tahir 1/19)

 Guyana Amazon Warriors 155/3 (Ayub 85, Nandu 37; Springer 1/23, Irshad 1/27)

Result: Guyana Amazon Warriors won by 7 wickets