CPL 2018 2nd Match: Hetmyer outshines Gayle as Amazon Warriors cruise past Patriots

Shimron Hetmyer 79 not out Guyana Amazon Warriors St Kitts and Nevis Patriots CPL 2018 2nd Match cricket

Shimron Hetmyer was named Man of the Match for his match-winning knock of 79 not out

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St Kitts and Nevis Patriots captain Chris Gayle smashed a sensational 86, but it wasn’t enough to lead his side to victory as Shimron Hetmyer’s unbeaten 79 saw the Guyana Amazon Warriors claim a six-wicket win.

Being put in to bat first, the Patriots made a poor start to their innings as opener Evin Lewis was clean bowled by Chris Green for one run.

Gayle and Tom Cooper made up for the loss of Lewis with a 61-run partnership before Cooper was trapped lbw off the bowling of Keemo Paul for 15.

Gayle and Ben Cutting added 43 runs to the score before Cutting was clean bowled by Sohail Tanvir for 15.

Gayle went on to score 86 off 65 balls, which included seven boundaries and five sixes, before he was dismissed by Imran Tahir.

Chris Gayle 86 Guyana Amazon Warriors St Kitts and Nevis Patriots CPL 2018 2nd Match cricket

Chris Gayle’s 86 went in vain

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With none of the other batsmen putting up much of a fight, the Patriots concluded their innings on 146/5.

Paul was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Tahir, Green and Tanvir chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing 147 to win, the Amazon Warriors got off to a dismal start as opener Luke Ronchi was cleaned up by Sheldon Cottrell for a duck on the sixth ball of the innings.

Chadwick Walton scored nine runs before being dismissed by Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamichhane.

Amazon Warriors skipper Shoaib Malik only made 14 runs before becoming Cottrell’s second victim.

Hetmyer and Jason Mohammed stabilised the innings with a 62-run partnership before Mohammed was sent packing by Lamichhane for 16.

However, that was to be the Patriots’ last taste of success as Hetmyer and Green finished things off with an unbeaten 62-run stand.

Hetmyer ended up making 79 off 45 balls, which included nine boundaries and four sixes, while Green remained undefeated on 25 off 23 deliveries, which included a solitary boundary.

Cottrell and Lamichhane claimed two wickets each.

Hetmyer was named Man of the Match.

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