Warriors, Brandon King and Gudakesh Motie star reached semi-finals. King may have top-scored with 77 runs in first innings and Gudakesh Motie took 12 wickets in four overs and player-of-match to chase 2 wickets off his new ball Gone with respect.
Lethal bowling of pace between Naveen-ul-Haq, Romario Shepherd and Odeon Smith helped Guyana Amazon Warriors take a jaw-dropping 17-run victory over St Lucia Kings at Warner Park on Wednesday night.
Naveen’s great offspeed :-
With a score of 89 for 3 after 12 overs and the well-set pairing of Roston Chase and Tim David in the middle, the Kings needed only 63 runs from the final 48 balls with a very probable need. But the Brandon King went without a boundary in the next 44 balls as Naveen’s superb off-speed variation knocked down the Kings’ batsmen.
By the time Tim David broke the streak with a six off Naveen in the final over, the Kings needed 18 runs from the last three balls for the Super Over. But he managed to bowl just one over in the last trio of balls, starting in the 14th over and ending at 1 for 25.
King hit eight fours and three sixes in his innings :-
The Warriors, batting first, dug a big pit and made 17 runs for three wickets in four overs. But King hit the Warriors with a wicket that created a dynamic boom, especially for spin bowlers, as both sides lost wickets to balls stuck in the pitch, which caught the leading edges in the ring. King hit eight fours and three sixes in his innings before he fell off 13 balls, sending a catch to deep midwicket.
In the fifth over of the chase, Motie made a wicket maiden, giving back Pat to Faf du Plessis and caught on the pitch. Imran Tahir’s googly found a gap in Andre Fletcher’s techniques in the next over, before Motie struck again in seventh to end his opening spell, bowling a delivery to Samit Patel, who skidded in place of the catch. Done and twisted like most of their deliveries.
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Tim David’s 75-run fourth wicket partnership :-
David navigated the middle of a 75-run fourth-wicket partnership, with the Kings looking comfortable favourites. though fielded by some sloppy warriors in the form of both Chase and David. The latter on three occasions – along the way. . But the lack of boundaries caught the last Kings. Needing 80 off 60 balls, 45 off 30, to a sudden 30 off 12, pace changed the Warriors’ course.
Naveen’s chase fell in the 18th, before giving a catch to cover, Smith drilled two more holes in the coffin, catching Keemo Paul and Jever Royal on back-to-back deliveries in the 19th of three runs. From this Naveen scored 26 runs to defend the final over, a task he accomplished perfectly.