Kenner Lewis Defeated Barbados Royals
By Tanushka Gain
on Wed Sep 01 2021
Kenner Lewis hit a career-best total of 89 as the Jamaica Tallawahs secured a six-wicket win over Barbados Royals in the second of the two encounters between the sides in CPL 2021. Avenging their defeat from Saturday, the Tallawahs made no mistake in the chase. This time he achieved the target of 52 runs with 14 balls remaining.
For the second game, the Tallawahs’ top order faltered. And the one who triggered the waver was left-arm spinner Joshua Phillippe. Who blamed Chadwick Walton, Haider Ali and Rovman Powell for leaving Jamaica for a total of 50 for 3.
Kenner Lewis, who scored 30 off Jamaica’s 38 in the powerplay. Lewis led with an equally belligerent Shamrah Brooks. The double barrel attack meant that even with the required run-rate, the second half of the chase had risen above the nine-run-per-over mark. The Tallawahs were well under control. Lewis completed his fifty off 35 balls. And on the very next ball, Mohammad got out on the delivery of Amir.
The Royals were hamstrung when Amir was off the field in his third over with a back injury in two balls. And in his place, Kyle Meyers was sent for a six off his first two balls. The pair put on a 93-run partnership before Kenner-Lewis fell on the edge of victory. Brooks remained unbeaten on 47 off 26 balls.
Earlier in the day, the Royals who opted to bat. He found himself on 30 for 4. In which Fidel Edwards eliminated Shai Hope and Meyers for a single-digit score. Azam Khan (50 off 30) and Glenn Phillips led the recovery with a partnership of 71 runs before Bishop hit sixes in the end. Which helped him cross the 150 mark. However, this was not enough to do double duty on the Tallawahs.
Brief Scores: Barbados Royals 151/8 in 20 overs (Azam Khan 50, Glenn Phillips 31; Miguel Pretorius 4-45) lost to Jamaica Tallawahs 155/4 in 17.4 overs (Kenner Lewis 89, Shamar Brooks 47; Joshua Bishop 3 -20) ) by six wickets.