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Tallawahs miss out on final as Sandeep goes wicketless

Jamaica Tallawahs miserable batting performance haunted them in the semi-finals as Trinbago Knight Riders cruised to the semi-finals of the Caribbean Premier League with an easy nine-wicket victory on Tuesday.

Despite looking a decent batting unit, Tallawahs have disappointed with the bat throughout the tournament and their misery culminated in the semi-final after getting restricted to a paltry 107-7 in 20 overs. Trinbago, who are now in an 11-match unbeaten streak, reached 111-1 in 15 overs.

For the first time in the tournament, Sandeep went wicketless after the Nepali leggie conceded 29 runs in four overs. He ended up taking 12 wickets from 11 matches in the tournament.

Mujeev-Ur-Rahman had opener Sunil Narine dismissed in the second over before Lendl Simmons and Tion Webster added 97 runs for the second wicket.

Simmons struck a 44-ball 56 with six boundaries and two fours, while Webster chipped in 43-ball 44. He struck six boundaries and a four.

Earlier, Akeal Hosein ripped through Tallawahs top order picking up the wickets of Jermaine Blackwood, Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman and Asif Ali reducing them to 25-4. Bonner and skipper Rovman Powell (33) stemmed the wicket flow with a 38-run partnership.

Bonner top scored with a 42-ball 41 hitting five boundaries. Man-of-the-match Hosein took 3-14 from four overs, while Khary Pierre also took 2-29.

In the final, Trinbago will take on St Lucia Zouks after they thumped Guyana Amazon Warriors by 10 wickets.

BY ANURAG SUBEDI

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