Kiwi opener Glenn Phillips led Jamaica Tallawahs recovery with the bat and Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane once again bowled a decent spell in a 37-run victory over St Kitts & Nevis Patriots for their third win in the Caribbean Premier League on Saturday.
In their sixth match, Phillips was at the heart of Tallawahs innings as his 61-ball 79 led the team to 147-6 in 20 overs. Patriots were skittled out for 110 in 19.4 overs with Carlos Braithwaite picking up three. His 3-11 was ably supported by Sandeep’s 2-27 and Veerasammy Permaul’s 2-20.
Phillips remained unbeaten throughout the innings laying the foundation for a formidable total notching up crucial partnerships for the first three wickets. He opened with a 28-run stand with Nkumraah Bonner (16), 38 with Jermaine Blackwood (27) and 26 with Asif Ali (14) taking the team close to triple figures.
With other batsmen not taking much of the strike, he was the lone contributor after the fall of the first of the three wickets. He struck six sixes and two boundaries.
Permaul, Brathwaite and Fidel Edwards accounted for the first five Patiots wicket to fall before a 35-run stand between Nick Kelly (16) and Evin Lewis (21) kept them in the game. However, Brathwaite removed Kelly and Sandeep had Lewis caught by Edwards as Patriots were virtually out of the contest.
Tallawahs climbed up the table to third spot with six points from third victory in six matches. Sandeep now has nine wickets in the tournament.
Upcoming Fixtures for Jamaica Tallawahs
(All times are Nepali Standard time, UTC+5:45)
1-Sep-2020, 7:45 PM – Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs
3-Sep-2020, 7:45 PM – Jamaica Tallawahs vs ST Kitts & Nevis Patriots
6-Sep-2020, 12:00 AM – Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs
7-Sep-2020, 12:00 AM – Jamaica Tallawahs vs ST Lucia Zouks