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Tallawahs register second victory as Sandeep plays yet another pivotal role

Mujeeb Ur-Rahaman and Fidel Edwards’ three-wicket hauls helped Jamaica Tallawahs to their second win as Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane continued to play a pivotal role for his team in the Caribbean Premier League.

In their fourth, Tallawahs defeated Guayana Amazon Warriors by five wickets to move up to fourth with four points from as many games. Mystery spinner Mujeeb and Edwards snared three apiece while Sandeep returned economical figures of 1-12 to stem the run flow as Warriors were restricted to 108-9 in 20 overs.

Tallawahs did have an early wobble, reduced to 62-5, at one stage but a 51-run unbroken sixth-wicket stand between Nkrumaah Bonner and Andre Russel (23) guided them to 113-5 in 18 overs. Bonner was the top scorer for Tallawahs hitting three fours and a six in a 32-ball 30. Glenn Phillips chipped in an 18-ball 26 with two sixes and two boundaries.

Warriors hardly managed to put any solid fight once Edwards began the proceedings by dismissing Brandon King in the first ball of the innings. Mujeeb then removed Shimron Hetmyer in the second with Tallawahs getting into the top of the game.

Man-of-the-match Mujeeb also accounted for the wickets of dangerous Nicholas Pooran and skipper Chriss Green returning the figures of 11-3. With runs hard to come by, Sandeep was introduced in the 10th over and began by conceding just three runs. He returned in the 12th and got the wicket of Shane Rutherford conceding four runs.

He gave away just five runs in the next two overs and had a perfect outing without giving away a boundary. Ross Taylor (23) and Naveen-Ul-Haq (20) top scored for Warriors.

A perfect start for Nepali leggie

In a warm-up for the impending Indian Premier League Nepali leg spin star Sandeep has already given a breathtaking performance in the CPL. After picking up an economical 1-12 in a five-wicket victory over Warriors on Tuesday, Sandeep so far has picked up five wickets in the tournament.

The numbers might not be satisfying in the first glance but Sandeep has already live up to expectations with few disciplined bowling performance. Barring the 1-30 against Trinbago Knight Riders, which still is a 7.50-economy performance, Sandeep has been phenomenal.

His 2-8 against Warriors in the first leg is so far the seventh best economical figures in CPL history. He also took 1-23 in the first match against St Lucia Zouks meaning there has not been a single match where Sandeep has not struck.

Upcoming Fixtures for Jamaica Tallawahs:

(All times are Nepali Standard time, UTC+5:45)

27-Aug-2020, 3:15 AM – Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs
30-Aug-2020, 12:00 AM – Jamaica Tallawahs vs ST Kitts & Nevis Patriots
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

BY ANURAG SUBEDI


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