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Guyana Amazon Warriors batsman Shimron Hetmyer struck a breathtaking century to lead his side to a convincing 71-run win over the Jamaica Tallawahs.
Choosing to bat first, the Amazon Warriors made a poor start to their innings as opener Chadwick Walton was trapped lbw off the bowling of Samuel Badree for nine runs.
Hetmyer and Luke Ronchi made up for the loss of Walton with a 41-run partnership before Ronchi was dismissed by Tallawahs captain Andre Russell for eight runs.
Hetmyer and Amazon Warriors skipper Shoaib Malik kept the runs flowing with a 108-run stand, during which Hetmyer raced to his hundred.
However, upon bringing up his century, Hetmyer was removed by Oshane Thomas for 100, which came off 49 balls and included 11 boundaries and five sixes.
Sherfane Rutherford fell shortly after, while Malik went on to score a 33-ball 50, which included a boundary and four sixes, before he was caught by Imad Wasim at extra cover off the bowling of Krishmar Santokie.
Chris Green and Keemo Paul were dismissed in quick succession, but thanks to Hetmyer and Malik, the Amazon Warriors finished on 209/7 off their 20 overs.
Santokie, Russell and Thomas picked up two wickets apiece, while Badree chipped in with one.
Chasing 210 to win, the Tallawahs made a quick start before opener Kennar Lewis was dismissed by Paul for 14 on the sixth ball of the innings.
Glenn Phillips and Ross Taylor steadied the innings with a 66-run partnership before Taylor was caught behind off the bowling of Green for 30.
David Miller only mustered 11 runs before being run out by Imran Tahir, who then proceeded to clean bowl Phillips for a 29-ball 43, which included two boundaries and four sixes, on the very next ball.
Russell only made one run, and once he was sent packing, the Tallawahs began to collapse and were eventually bowled out for 138.
Green and Tahir took two wickets apiece, while Paul, Devendra Bishoo and Rayad Emrit claimed one wicket each.
Hetmyer was named Man of the Match.