The Jamaica Tallawahs have stopped the Barbados Royals’ in its track in heading for qualification in the playoff at the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with a shellacking to give the Bajan side their first defeat of the season on Thursday at the Queen’s Park Oval.
The Tallawahs won in the nick of time by 6 runs on Duckworth/Lewis in what turned out to be a nail-biting finish..
The Royals, who were sent in to bat, lost three wickets in the first six overs and were eventually restricted to 146-6 in their 20 overs.
Quinton de Kock top-scored with 74 in 5th wicket stand of 83 with captain David Miller who made 34 after he was dropped on 3.
Imad Wasim claimed 3-14, while there was a wicket each for Mohammad Amir, Fabian Allen, and Nicholas Gordon.
The Tallawahs, who were set a revised total of 126 from 17 overs, got to victory at 126-5.
Inform opener Brandon King led the way with 46, while Amir Jangoo got 29, Shamarh Brooks 18, and skipper Rovman Powell an unbeaten 12.
Jason Holder bagged 3-33 and Obed McCoy 2-19.
With the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and the Trinbago Knightriders both picking up victories in their last two games.
The Tallawahs’ victory puts them in poll position as they too look for a berth in the qualification heading for finals.
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