Jamaica Tallawahs have created history as they’ve become first Caribbean Premier League team to win two CPL trophies. In Sunday’s final at St Kitts, Jamaica defeated Guyana Amazon Warriors by 9 wickets in the final of cplt20 2016 to become champions. This is the second occasion when Jamaica Tallawahs beat Guyana Amazon in the final of prestigious country’s twenty20 league.
From the beginning of tournament deciding game, Tallawahs got lead in the final. They won toss and asked Warriors to put runs on the board. Guyana had worst start as Middinson and Lynn returned to pavilion in the third over. There was a small partnership between Smith and Tanvir, but Thomas dismissed Smith to break Amazon Warriors back.
After this, Guyana‘s batting collapsed like playing card and whole team got all out on just 93 runs score in 16.1 overs. Fast bowler Imad Wasim took 3 wickets to make sure Tallawahs batsmen just need to play sensibly. 94 runs target was easy for destructive batting lineup like Jamaica had. Skipper Chris Gayle smashed 54 runs in just 27 balls before getting dismissed.
Hence Jamaica registered 9 wickets victory over Warriors to win their second CPL trophy. Before this Jamaica won 2013 Caribbean Premier League under Gayle’s leadership. Imad Wasim was named played of the match while Andre Russell was awarded player of the tournament.
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Toss: Jamaica Tallawahs won toss and chose to bowl first
Guyana Amazon Warriors innings: 93 runs in 16.1 overs for 10 wickets (Tanvir – 42 runs, Wasim – 3 wickets)
Jamaica Tallawahs innings: 95 runs in 12.5 overs for 1 wicket (Gayle – 54 runs, Walton – 25 runs)
Result: Jamaica Tallawahs won by 9 wickets with 43 balls remaining
Man of the match: Imad Wasim (Jamaica Tallawahs)
Man of the Series: Andre Russell (Jamaica Tallawahs)