Barnwell stars as Guyana beat Leewards by 14 runs in CT20
All-rounder and man-of-the-match Christopher Barnwell hammered 61 off 36 balls as Guyana defeated Leeward Island by 14 runs when the Caribbean T20 tournament continued yesterday at Beausejour Stadium, St. Lucia.
Guyana won the toss, batted and posted a respectable 156-3 off their allotted overs. Shivnarine Chanderpaul supported with 30 (2×4) and Derwin Christian 28 (1×4 2×6). Ramnaresh Sarwan fell for 12 while Royston Crandon was not out on 16 as Chesney Hughes took 2-21 off 4 overs.
Leewards then responded with 142-5 off their 20 overs. Devon Thomas was their leading batsman with 46 (4×6) while Keiron Powell contributed 27, J. Liburd and Chesney Hughes 26 each.
Ronsford Beaton, Crandon, Narsingh Deonarine, Devendra Bishoo and Barnwell grabbed one wicket apiece for the winners.
Scores Guyana 156/3 in 20 overs beat Leeward Islands 142/5 in 20 overs. Guyana will play their final preliminary game against the Winwards today and will be going all out for a win.