The 2nd semi final match of the Caribbean Premiere League was played between Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots yesterday at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts. St Kitts and Nevis Patriots beat Guyana Amazon Warriors by 7 wickets.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won the toss and elected to bowl first. Guyana Amazon Warriors have started well. Opener Brandon King and Chandrapaul Hemraj made together 33 runs partnership. Brandon King scored 27 runs in 17 balls including a four and 2 sixes. Chandrapaul Hemraj also scored 27 runs in 24 balls including 2 sixes. Caribbean hard hitter Nicholas Pooran scored 26 runs in 14 balls including a four and 3 sixes. Another hard hitter Shimron Hetmyer scored 45 runs in 20 balls including 2 fours and 4 sixes. Finally Guyana Amazon Warriors scored total 178 runs by 9 wickets.
Jon-Russ Jaggesar picked up two wickets for 19 runs in 4 overs. Fawad Ahmed, Dominic Drakes, Naseem Shah each picked up 2 wickets. Almost every bowlers bowled well except Sheldon Cottrell and Chris Gayle were very expensive.
In reply St Kitts and Nevis Patriots had a great start. It wasn't so easy to chase down 178 runs target especially a semi final match. But Caribbean legend Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis had a great start. They have made 76 runs opening partnership just in 7.2 overs. Chris Gayle has gone for 42 runs in 27 balls including 5 fours and 3 sixes. Then Dwayne Bravo came out and made another 88 runs big partnership with Evin Lewis. Dwayne Bravo has gone for 34 runs in 31 balls including 3 fours and a six. But Evin Lewis remained unbeaten and scored 77 runs in 39 balls including 3 fours and 8 big sixes.
Guyana Amazon Warriors bowlers had a very poor performance. And St Kitts and Nevis Patriots got a easy winning. Odean Smith picked up two wickets though he bowled very expensive. Kevin Sinclair picked up one wicket. Evin Lewis was player of the match for his outstanding innings.
● Guyana Amazon Warriors : 178/9
S Hetmyer 45, Brandon King 27
Jon-Russ Jaggesar 2-19
● St Kitts and Nevis Patriots : 181/3
Evin Lewis 77, Chris Gayle 42
Odean Smith 2-48
☆☆☆ Player of the match: Evin Lewis