The Jamaica Tallawahs had a fairly comfortable victory over the Saint Lucia Kings, winning by five wickets and moving one game closer to the final.
The Tallawahs got off to a flying start in the chase, with Alex Hales and Brandon King putting on a 43-run opening partnership in just four overs. This gave the Tallawahs a platform to build on, and they never looked back.
The Kings fought back in the middle overs, taking four wickets in quick succession. However, Imad Wasim and Raymon Reifer held their nerve and ensured that the Tallawahs reached the target without any further hiccups.
The Kings were unable to get going with the bat. They were bowled out for 138, which was never going to be enough against a strong Tallawahs batting line-up.
The Tallawahs will be delighted with their performance. They looked in control of the match from start to finish. The Kings will be disappointed, but they will be proud of having made the playoffs for the fourth season in a row.
Overall, it was a good match for the CPL. The Tallawahs were the better team on the day, and they deserved to win. The Kings will be looking to learn from their mistakes and come back stronger next season.
Saint Lucia Kings 125/9 (Roston Chase 40; Fabian Allen 4-25)
Jamaica Tallawahs 126/5 (Reifer 30*, Brandon King 30; Matthew Forde 4-23)
Result: Jamaica Tallawahs won by 5 wickets