CPL 2022: King's 83 Steers Tallawahs To Third CPL Title; Beat Barbados Royals By 8 Wickets In Final
CPL 2022 BR vs GT: A smashing half-century by opener Brandon King and impressive bowling by Fabian Allen and Nicolson Gordon pulled off an upset on favourites Barbados Royals, taking Jamaica Tallwahs to their first CPL title since 2016 and their third title overall. Shamarh Brooks, who scored a ton in the playoffs against Guyana Amazon Warriors, contributed handsomely with a 33-ball-47 run knock as Jamaica Tallawahs managed to chase down 122 with 3.5 overs in hand.
After opting to bat first, Royals' openers - Rahkeem Cornwall and Kyle Mayers gave an explosive start, adding 63 runs in 5.5 overs. Cornwall was dismissed on the last delivery of the powerplay by spinner Fabian Allen after scoring 36 runs. Skipper Kyle Mayers (29) was also dismissed by Fabian Allen as the spinner led the Tallwahs' comeback after a grainy start.