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The wait is over: Amazon Warriors win maiden CPL title

The wait is over: Amazon Warriors win maiden CPL title
Credit: CPL via Getty Images.

The Guyana Amazon Warriors’ victory in the 2023 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final was a historic moment for the franchise. It was their first CPL title win, and it came after many years of trying.

The Amazon Warriors had a strong team in 2023, led by captain Imran Tahir. They also had several experienced players in their ranks, such as Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, and Dwaine Pretorius.

Also Youngsters with the likes of Saim Ayub, Azam Khan, Mottie, Junior Sinclair, and many others

The Amazon Warriors started the tournament well, winning their league matches. They then lost a match against Trinbago Knight Riders in Qualifier-1, but they managed to bounce back and qualify for the final after defeating Jamaica Tallawahs in Qualifier-2.

The Knight Riders were the most successful team of CPL, and they had a very strong team. However, the Amazon Warriors were able to defeat them by 9 wickets.

The Amazon Warriors’ victory was a testament to the hard work and dedication of the players, coaches, and staff of the franchise. It was also a victory for the Amazon Warriors fans, who have been waiting for a CPL title for many years.

Here is a more detailed look at the Amazon Warriors’ performance in the CPL final:

The Amazon Warriors won the toss and chose to bowl first. They got off to a good start, with Imran Tahir and Gudakesh Motie taking early wickets. The Knight Riders were never able to recover from the early setbacks, and they were eventually bowled out for just 94 runs.

The Amazon Warriors lost the early wicket of Keemo Paul in their chase. However, Saim Ayub and Shai Hope steadied the ship with an 84-run partnership for the second wicket. Ayub went on to score a half-century, and Hope finished unbeaten on 32 runs. The Amazon Warriors reached the target in just 14 overs, winning by 9 wickets.

The Amazon Warriors’ victory in the CPL final was a special moment for the franchise and its fans. It was a reward for their hard work and dedication over the years.

Credit: CPL via Getty Images.

Brief Scorecard

Trinbago Knight Riders 94 all out (Carty 38, Deyal 16; Pretorius 4/26, Motie 2/7)  

 Guyana Amazon Warriors 99/1 (Ayub 52*, Hope 32*; Hosein 1/21)

Result: Guyana Amazon Warriors won by 9 wickets