Tallawahs lose third straight CPL game
Jamaica Tallawahs suffered their third consecutive defeat in this year's Hero Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket competition when they went down by five wickets to the St Lucia Zouks at Sabina Park this evening.
Set 170 for victory, the Zouks reached their target in 16.4 overs with Rahkeem Cornwall top-scoring with 74 runs, consisting of eight sixes and four fours. He received support from Andre Fletcher, who made 47.
Tallawahs pacer Oshane Thomas was the leading wicket-taker, with three for 26.
Earlier, the Tallawahs were restricted to 170 for five off their 20 overs. Glenn Phillips top-scored for the hosts with 58 runs off 38 balls. He shared in an 87 run fourth wicket partnership with Rovman Powell, who tallied 44 off 22. After being sent to bat by the Zouks, the Tallawahs got off to a poor start when captain Chris Gayle went, off his first ball faced, in the second over of the match.
Middle order batsman Andre Russell had to retire hurt on zero, after he was hit on the head by a ball from South African pacer Hardus Viljoen in the 11th over. Fawad Ahmed was the main wicket-taker for the Zouks with two for 28. Obed McCoy also picked up two for 32 for the visitors.
The win was the first for the Zouks in three matches. The Tallawahs will look for their first win of the tournament when they face the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) tomorrow at the same venue at 8 p.m. It will be the second meeting of both teams as the Tallawahs went down to TKR by 22 runs in Port of Spain, Trinidad last Friday.