The undefeated 132 of Brandon King helped Guyana Amazon Warriors extend their winning streak to 11 games in CPL 2019, defeating Barbados Tridents with 30 runs in qualifying 1 and securing their fifth place in the final.
King’s Innings hit the fence ten times on Sunday, October 6, and 11 times over. Thus, the 24-year-old, who had booked three half-centuries in the league, with 453 runs from 11 innings the leading scorer of the tournament and was superior to Lendl Simmons’ 429.
King had Chandrapaul Hemraj early for the company, the duo put 73 runs in 9.1 Overs to lay a solid foundation. The middle-order benefited as Shoaib Malik (32 of 29) and Nicholas Pooran (12 * of 3) gave the innings a late boost. Pooran even scored two sixes in front of Harry Gurney to score a mammoth 218/3 while Guyana scored 98 runs in the last five overs of his innings.
All in all, it was a bad day for Trident’s Bowler, with Hayden Walsh, the leg spinner, with a choice of two wickets among them.
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Alex Hales threatened to record the persecution with his aggressive stroke play but was cast for 36 by Imran Tahir, the former leg spinner of South Africa, while Shai Hope and JP Duminy launched a counter-attack and hit 32 in the next three overs.
However, Odean Smith eliminated the South African for 14. Jonathan Carter then tried to revive the innings with a 26-ball 49, but it was not too late. The Tridents finished the game with 20 overs at 188/8.
Tahir was the selection of bowlers for the Warriors and returned with 2/13. Romario Shepherd has intercepted three wickets but also conceded 50 runs in his four overs.
The Tridents will now face defending champion Trinbago Knight Riders, who defeated the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the eliminator and were in the final at stake.