Caribbean Premier League 22nd Match: Samuels’ record-breaking century not enough to beat Guyana

Samuels' century went in vain as his team fell 19 runs short of their target

Samuels’ century went in vain as his team fell 19 runs short of their target

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Despite smashing the fastest century in the history of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Antigua Hawksbills captain Marlon Samuels found himself at the losing end against the Guyana Amazon Warriors in St Kitts.

Guyana were able to record a 19-run win thanks to opener Martin Guptill’s superb knock of 90 and captain Denesh Ramdin’s excellent innings of 51.

Samuels would have been pleased with his decision to bowl first after Guyana opener Lendl Simmons was caught by Sheldon Cottrell at short fine leg off the bowling of Gavin Tonge for a duck.

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez only made eight runs before he was caught by Orlando Peters at square leg off the bowling of Cottrell.

Guptill and Ramdin stabilised the innings with a 114-run partnership, during which both batsmen brought up their half-centuries, before Ramdin was caught by Samuels at extra cover off the bowling of Tonge.

Ramdin’s brilliant knock of 51 came off 34 balls and included five boundaries and two sixes.

Ramdin struck five boundaries and two sixes during his innings of 51

Ramdin struck five boundaries and two sixes during his innings of 51

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Guptill went on to score 90 off 51 deliveries, which included seven boundaries and six sixes, before he was caught by Miguel Cummins at short third man off the bowling of Carlos Brathwaite.

Guptill received the Man of the Match award for his outstanding knock of 90

Guptill received the Man of the Match award for his outstanding knock of 90

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Christopher Barnwell made a quickfire 37 before he was clean bowled by Brad Hogg.

Thanks to Guptill and Ramdin, Guyana finished on 212/5 off their 20 overs.

Tonge was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Cottrell, Hogg and Brathwaite chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing a mammoth 213 to win, Antigua lost Ben Dunk, David Hussey and Danza Hyatt in quick succession.

Despite Samuels and Peters’ unbeaten 161-run partnership, during which Samuels registered his century and Peters his half-century, Antigua found themselves 19 runs short of their target.

Samuels scored 106 off just 52 balls, which included 10 boundaries and an incredible eight sixes, while Peters remained undefeated on 67 off 45 deliveries, which included four boundaries and five sixes.

Krishmar Santokie, Veerasammy Permaul and Navin Stewart claimed one wicket each.

Guptill was named Man of the Match for his stellar knock of 90.

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