CPL 2020: Red-hot Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul get Guyana Warriors back to winning ways


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Up to date: August 20, 2020 10:47:09 am

Keemo Paul was man of the match for his 4/19. (CPL)

Keemo Paul snared the primary four-wicket haul of the match and Shimron Hetmyer smashed a 44-ball 71 as Guyana Amazon Warriors logged their first win of the Hero Caribbean Premier League, beating St Kitts & Nevis Patriots by three wickets right here.

Hetmyer smacked three sixes and eight fours in his entertaining knock, serving to his facet chase down a modest goal of 128. Warriors received the toss and despatched the Patriots to take the strike first. It was a shaky begin although Evin Lewis (30) scored quick, together with serving to his workforce to 18 in Naveen ul Haq’s second over.

However the introduction of Imran Tahir helped as he dismissed Chris Lynn (16).


Then some good bowling by Chris Inexperienced and nice wicket-keeping from Nicholas Pooran noticed Lewis stumped for 30 and Patriots ended powerplay at 54/2.

Joshua Da Silva’s exclusion appeared to harm as his substitute Nick Kelly fell early to Keemo Paul when Hetmyer held a pointy likelihood. As Warriors bowled tightly not yielding any boundaries for 18 balls, Patriots have been pissed off.


The strain instructed, as first Denesh Ramdin was strangled down the leg-side off Paul after which Jahmar Hamilton fell to the googly from Tahir.
As Patriots reeled at 83 for five, Ben Dunk (29) and captain Rayad Emrit (17) scored just a few however boundaries have been nonetheless arduous to come back by. The runs got here slowly however wickets fell at common intervals and Patriots ended their 20 overs for 127 for eight.

Because the Warriors started their chase, final yr’s prolific scorer Brandon King started with a straight drive and sq. reduce. However Sheldon Cottrell broke by means of dismissing King.

In got here Hetmyer and he confirmed his class with a flurry of early boundaries, together with a six that just about took out the scoreboard.
Warriors cruised to 54/1 on the finish of the Powerplay. Hemraj was run out within the eighth over failing to beat a robust throw from Dominic Drakes however the chase was properly below management.

Hetmyer was dropped by substitute Kieran Powell at cowl, and Hetmyer celebrated with a straight hit for 4 the subsequent ball.

An enormous most shot over Ish Sodhi’s head introduced up Hetmyer’s second fifty in two video games and this one got here in simply 31 balls.

For Patriots Rayad Emrit tried a fightback with two wickets in two balls together with Pooran for a first-ball duck. Hetmyer was dismissed with an incredible catch by Dunk off Drakes, however the job was executed safely with three overs and three wickets nonetheless left.

In one other match, Jamaica Tallawahs defeated St Lucia Zouks by 5 wickets to start out their CPL 2020 marketing campaign on a profitable word. Jamaica Tallawahs first restricted St Lucia to 158 for seven after electing to area after which rode on Glenn Phillips (44) and Ais Ali’s (47 not out) effective knocks to chase down the goal comfortably with seven balls to spare.

Transient Scores:
Guyana Amazon Warriors 131/7 (Hetmyer 71, Hemraj 19; Emrit 3/31, Cottrell 1/24, Drakes 1/28) beat St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 127/8 (Lewis 30, Dunk 29; Paul 4/19, Tahir 2/18, Inexperienced 1/24) by Three wickets.

Participant of the match: Keemo Paul.

Jamaica Tallawahs 160/5 (Asif Ali 47 not out, Phillips 44; Williams 2/32, Cornwall 1/9, McCoy 1/28, Nabi 0/13) beat St Lucia Zouks 158/7 (Chase 52, Najibullah 25, Fletcher 22; Mujeeb 2/25, Permaul 2/34, Lamichhane 1/23, Russell 1/32) by 5 wickets
Participant of the match: Asif Ali.

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