Jamaica Tallawahs signed off their home leg of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on a losing note, going down by 21 runs to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Sabina Park yesterday, Thursday.
Chasing a victory target of 177, Tallawahs again failed miserably with the bat, as they were bowled out for 156 in 19.5 overs, after winning the toss and fielding first.
Scores: Patriots 176-6 (20 overs); Tallawahs 156 all out (19.5 overs)
New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips continued his rich vein of form and was again the highlight of the Tallawahs with a dazzling 49-ball 87, including eight boundaries and five sixes. Shamar Springer with a 20-ball 30, including three fours and two sixes and Imran Khan (20) were the only other two batsmen to get into double figures for the Tallawahs.
Jamaican Sheldon Cottrell (2-33), Alzarri Joseph (2-37) and Rayad Emrit (2-21), led the Patriots bowling.
Earlier, Tallawahs had it’s best start with the ball, restricting Patriots to 82-6 in 12 overs, but lacked the killer instinct to finish on a high leaked 94 runs off the final eight overs.
Jamaican Fabian Allen with a 27-ball 62 and Keron Cottoy with 27 off 23, partnered in that 94 run stand which is the highest ever seventh wicket stand in CPL history.