CPL 2018 8th Match: Taylor’s 51* helps Tallawahs take down Patriots

Ross Taylor 51 Jamaica Tallawahs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots Caribbean Premier League CPL cricket

Ross Taylor struck two boundaries and four sixes during his unbeaten knock of 51

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Jamaica Tallawahs batsman Ross Taylor smashed an unbeaten 51 to lead his side to a comfortable 47-run win over the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Being put in to bat first, the Tallawahs got off to a great start as openers Kennar Lewis and Glenn Phillips amassed a 64-run partnership before Lewis was dismissed by Sandeep Lamichhane for a 24-ball 49, which included four boundaries and four sixes.

Andre McCarthy fell two balls later as he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Lamichhane for a golden duck.

Phillips and Taylor stabilised the innings with a 42-run stand before Phillip was given out lbw off the bowling of Ben Cutting for 41, which came off 38 balls and included a boundary and three sixes.

Rovman Powell made a quickfire 18, while Taylor struck an unbeaten 51, which came off 35 deliveries and included two boundaries and four sixes, as the Tallawahs finished on 178/4.

Lamichhane was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Cutting and Carlos Brathwaite chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing 179 to win, the Patriots lost Evin Lewis early on as he was caught behind off the bowling of Oshane Thomas for a duck.

Tom Cooper only scored seven runs, while captain Chris Gayle made 24 before being removed by Steven Jacobs.

With Anton Devcich, Devon Thomas and Cutting falling in quick succession, the Patriots were left reeling at 61/6.

Mahmudullah and Brathwaite managed to add 28 runs to the score before Mahmudullah was clean bowled by Adam Zampa for 22.

Brathwaite ended up making 10, while Sheldon Cottrell made a quickfire 18. Despite this, the Patriots fell well short of their target as they concluded their innings on 131/9.

Zampa, Imad Wasim and Krishmar Santokie took two wickets apiece, while Thomas, Jacobs and Andre Russell claimed one wicket each.

Kennar Lewis was named Man of the Match.

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