Shimron Hetmyer plundered another aggressive unbeaten fifty while the bowlers turned in another fine performance as Guyana Amazon Warriors outplayed St. Lucia Zouks by seven wickets with more than six overs to spare as Amazon Warriors jumped into second place.
Rakheem Cornwall had two sixes and two fours in a 13-ball 21 but no one else crossed 20 and only three players got into double digits. The Amazon Warriors mixed seam and spin to good effect.
Zouks left at 15 for two after four overs lost wickets at regular intervals. Even the normally dependable Najibullah Zadran (19) and Mohammed Nabi (13) were unable to haul them out of trouble. The steady Naveen ul Haq and Keemo Paul took two wickets each.
When Warriors went in, they were aided by Scott Kuggeleijn who sprayed wides both sides in a nine-ball first over that however produced only five runs. When Chandrapaul Hemraj started Nabi’s first over by smashing a six, things turned the other way and it was Warriors show after that.
Brandon King left early but Hemraj and Hetmeyer first and then Hetmeyer and Nicholas Pooran ensured it was smooth sailing.
Hetmyer attacked Chemar Holder mercilessly, pulling his first two balls for sixes and following up with three fours in a row including a majestic cover drive, a square cut and a punch over mid-off as Warriors zoomed to 82 for two in 10 overs. The 24-run over had reduced the easy chase to a stroll in the park.
Scores: St Lucia Zouks 109 for 7 (Glen 23*, Cornwall 21, Najibullah 19; Naveen 2/24, Paul 2/25, Tahir 1/10, Shepherd 1/11) lost to Guyana Amazon Warriors 110 for 3 (Hetmyer 56*, Hemraj 26; Glen 1/9, Kuggeleijn 1/17, Nabi 1/23) by 7 wickets.
Player of the match: Shimron Hetmeyer (GAW).
Hero CPL Table
|Trinbago Knight Riders||8||8||0||16||1.01|
|Guyana Amazon Warriors||9||5||4||10||0.44|
|St Lucia Zouks||8||5||3||10||0.07|
|St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots||8||1||7||2||-1.3|
As on after matches on September 2, 2020.