Pooran’s helped Warriors 75 not out in 39 balls
By Sangeeta Viswas
on Sun Sep 12 2021
In a win to curb their own playoff fortunes, the Guyana Amazon Warriors received a crucial inning from captain Nicholas Pooran, Nicholas Pooran helping the Warriors with an unbeaten 75 off 39 balls, hitting four fours and seven sixes. included, to set an easily defendable total.
Wrote a 46-run win over Jamaica Tallawahs in St Kitts on Saturday. Nicholas reached 63 for 3 in the ninth over and kept the Tallawahs’ batting line-up tied before impressive spells from Gudakesh Moti and Odeon Smith to take the lion’s share of the remaining runs to 169 for 6.
After hitting two deliveries from Chris Green on his way to the crease, Pooran went into strike mode against Veerasamy Parmoul in the next over, caught him on the leg-side rope and went off the mark for six two-balls later. Corner for
The biggest firework, however, came in the last two overs as Pooran opened the 19th against Andre Russell with a wide yorker at short third man to complete his fifty in 30 balls. Another wide yorkerattempt off the next ball vanishes over cover for a six.
The Tallawahs finished in 19th place and began their 20th consecutive missing chance to dismiss Nichols. Russell’s drive headed straight to Haider Ali over the boundary, but he lost the ball in the sun, landing to his right and leaping over the rope.
Carlos Brathwaite misfired on a point-blank runout fielding his own bowler for the start of the next over and Pooran hit him two of the next three balls at midwicket and the last of his seven sixes at long-on. Exclamation mark on the Warriors’ innings to pay for two.
Tallawah looked in very good shape, scoring 63 for 1 in the ninth over before Smith chased down his middle pace. Haider Ali tries to move Smith over the leg side, The summit with a swirl by Shoaib Malik running back from short third man.
Chanderpaul Hemraj took a formidable low catch at short extra cover off Kirk McKenzie’s next delivery and dismissed both the set batsmen after a 41-run stand.
But Smith’s signature moment came in the 15th when he bowled a wicket maiden that included Russell’s scalp the wrong way to long-on.
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Moti caught the ball to claim it with a leading edge for stumpings and extra cover to Shamra Brooks and Brathwaite in the next over, completing a 4 for 3, which then began Smith off at the end of mid-14 when Motley slams Rovman Powell.
98 to 3 to 101 to 7 to 101, the Jamaica Tallawahs had little fight left and were eventually reduced to 123 with five balls left unattended.