CPL 2018: Tallawahs beat Stars by 6 wickets
Aug.15 (CRICKETNMORE) - Jamaica Tallawahs secured a second Caribbean Premier League (CPL) victory of the season with a six-wicket success over St Lucia Stars, whose long wait for a win goes on.
SCORECARD: Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Stars
The Stars gave themselves a chance of snapping what is now a 14-match winless streak with a solid batting display. Contributions throughout the order, headed by a 33-ball 43 from opener Andre Fletcher, lifted them to 175 all out – well above the 158 average first-innings Hero CPL score on this ground despite three-wicket hauls for man-of-the-match Adam Zampa and Oshane Thomas.
But it wasn’t quite enough. Tallawahs keeper-batsman Glenn Phillips smashed six Hero Maximums in his 58 off 40, with an opening stand worth 81 inside eight overs with Johnson Charles (31 off 20) to break the back of the chase. Despite some stumbles, Jamaica always looked favourites to get home from there on.
Phillips had already hit two sixes when he really injected some pace into the Tallawahs’ run-chase in the final over of the Power Play, launching successive deliveries from leg-spinner Qais Ahmad over the leg-side ropes before crunching the very next ball through square-leg for four more.
A fifth Phillips six followed in the next over, a length ball from Mitchell McClenaghan given the treatment, before the big New Zealander got through to a 34-ball half-century with a chip over the infield for two.