Jul 08, 2016 Sports
By Sean Devers
A less than capacity dancing and flag waving crowd of just over 10,000 were treated to another solid performance from the Guyana Amazon Warriors last night as they whipped the Jamaica Tallawahs by seven wickets in their first game on home turf at the Providence Stadium.
A miserly four-over spell from Man-of-the-Match, left arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul which cost 20 runs and produced three wickets, left the Tallawahs all out for 100 in 18 overs as they slumped from 75-3 to lose their last seven wickets for 25 runs.
Sohail Tanvir (2-11), Ryad Emrit (2-17) and Adam Zampa (2-26) supported with the ball for the home team who now oppose the St Kitts Patriots tomorrow from noon in their next match. The Warriors set 101 to win recovered from 12-2 to reach 101-3 with 12 balls to spare.
Chris Lynn unbeaten on 39 from 35 balls with one four and three sixes shared in an unfinished 48-run fourth wicket stand with Anthony Bramble who hit 27 not out from 18 balls decorated with a four and two sixes. Imad Wasim captured 2-6 from four frugal overs for the Tallawahs.
When the Warriors began their chase Guptil give himself room to a short ball from left arm spinner Gary Mathurin and cut him gloriously behind point for the first boundary of the innings but was soon removed by Wasim when he was taken at cover driving uppishly at 10-1 in the fourth over.
Dwayne Smith, who struggled for 5 from 13 balls played back to Wasim and was bowled in the same over at 11-2 to silence the raucous crowd. Mohamed who has batted responsibly when the Warriors beat the Patriots and the Trinbago Knight Riders, joined Aussie Lynn and together they embarked in ‘operation rebuild’, their partnership grew in confidence the more it progressed.
Mohamed swept Mathurin for four and Lynn dumped a full toss from the leg-spinner over mid-wicket for six before swatting a high full toss from left-arm spinner Shakib into the Party Stand and the fans in the stands were back in action chanting ‘let’s go Warriors let’s go’ as pulsating Dancehall, Soca and Chutney music emanated from the sound system.
The fifty was posted in the 12th over but Mohamed was soon LBW to Shakib for 22 from 34 balls to break the 42-run stand and with a not so powerful lower order the Warriors were in a spot of bother at 53-3.
But Bramble joined Lynn, who blasted Steyn for a huge six and the crowd roared and blew horns. When Shakib parried a hook from Bramble for six off Williams and Lynn clobbered a full toss into the Red Stand in the same over the noise level was reaching a crescendo as 15 came from the 16th over.
With 19 needed from 24 balls, Bonner began with two dot balls before Shakib, this time at long-off parried another six by Bramble; 11 runs conceded in the over leaving just eight to get from 18 balls.
Lady luck was smiling on the Warriors’ side and when Lynn lofted Powell to Williams at long-on, the catch was again chucked into the boundary for four and the pair saw the Warriors home with 12 balls to spare.
Earlier, the Tallawahs lost Chris Gayle for a first ball duck but seemed a bit unlucky to be adjudged LBW to Tanvir at 1-1. Permaul then got rid of danger man Kumar Sangakarra (9) and Chadwick Walton (12) in two balls to sink the visitors to 24-3.
Rovan Powell (39 from 42 balls) and Shakib (25) offered some fight but once Shakib was removed by Permaul to one of three catches for Mohamed on the night no one else reached double figures.
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