Two time CPL finalist Guyana Amazon Warriors have qualified for Caribbean Premier League fourth edition final which is scheduled to play on 7th of August. In the first playoff of CPL 2016, team Guyana has beaten Jamaica Tallawahs by 4 wickets to enter final. Meanwhile Jamaica Tallawahs are still in the competition and will play playoff 3 on 5 July.
In this crucial knockout, Guyana won toss and asked Jamaica to put runs on the board. The pitch was not looking in the favor of batsmen and players were struggling to score runs. Destructive batsman and Jamaica skipper Chris Gayle managed to score 33 runs in 36 balls which is against his style. He was the highest scorer for Tallawahs in the match.
Jamaica Tallawahs posted 146 runs on the scoreboard which were not enough on in prospects of the t20 format but as per match and weather conditions, it was challenging total. Rayad Emrit took 3 wickets for Amazon Warriors.
In he chase of 147, Guyana Amazon Warriors got slow but steady start. Though opener Nic Maddinson returned to pavilion early, Australian batsman Chris Lynn shown character on this difficult wicket and scored 49 runs in 47 balls. Apart from him, no other batsmen took responsibility to score runs. In the end, Sohail Tanvir made 21 unbeaten in 13 balls that helped Guyana to seal final berth.
For his short innings, Tanvir was named player of the match.
Toss: Guyana Amazon Warriors won toss and chose to bowl first
Jamaica Tallawahs innings: 146 runs in 20 overs for 8 wickets (Gayle-33 runs, Emrit-3 wickets)
Guyana Amazon Warriors innings: 150 runs in 19.4 overs for 6 wickets (Lynn-49 runs, Williams-4 wickets)
Result: Guyana Amazon Warriors won by 4 wickets
Man of the Match: Sohail Tanvir (Guyana Amazon Warriors)