Jamaica Tallawahs 154/5 (McCarthy 60, Shakib 44*, Wahab 3-32)
Barbados Tridents 142 (Pollard 62, Sami 4-12, Shakib 1/28)
Jamaica Tallawahs won the match by 12 runs
Player of the match: Andre McCarthy
Bangladesh’s T-20 captain, Shakib Al Hasan was brilliant with ball and bat which helped his side, Jamaica Tallawahs to win their 5th match in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2017 in Lauderhill.
Jamaica Tallawahs won the toss against the Barbados Tridents at the beginning and selected to bat first. Their innings started brightly with Kumar Sangakkara hitting three sumptuous boundaries square on the off side before an attempted fourth was brilliantly plucked out of the air by Kane Williamson at backward point.
Despite the loss of Sangakkara the Tallawahs continued onwards unperturbed with Lendl Simmons using his feet to manufacture three boundaries. At the end of the Powerplay the Tallawahs had scored 45 for 1. Once the field dropped back the Tridents reined the Tallwahs in with four tight overs of spin, costing just 20.
The pressure of that period was vital and it affected the game vastly as Wahab Riaz took three wickets in four balls of the 11th over. But then, Shakib Al Hasan came in the middle and built a solid partnership with the player of the match, Andre McCarthy.
Their crucial partnership of 81—dominated by McCarthy (60) but culminating in a Shakib cameo—owed a fair bit to the poor fielding of the Tridents who dropped McCarthy twice. At the end, they managed to score 154 runs for the loss of 5 wickets and Shakib remained unbeaten on 44 runs.
While chasing the total, Barbados didn’t have a bright start because of the tight bowling from Imad Wasim. Tallawahs bowled brilliantly in the Power-play and that was crucial for their winning.
Mohammad Sami was brilliant throughout the innings and because of his majestic bowling a sensational lone-hand from Kieron Pollard was not quite enough to take Barbados Tridents home.
The best all-rounder of the world, Shakib Al Hasan took a wicket and gave away 28 runs, while Imad Wasim took one for 20.
Barbados Tridents: Dwayne Smith, Kane Williamson, Shoaib Malik, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Christopher Barnwell, Wayne Parnell, Akeal Hosein, Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Ravi Rampaul.
Jamaica Tallawahs: Lendl Simmons, Kumar Sangakkara(w/c), Andre McCarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Rovman Powell, Jonathan Foo, Imad Wasim, Krishmar Santokie, Garey Mathurin, Kesrick Williams, Mohammad Sami.