CPL 2018 14th Match: Smith’s all-round performance sinks Tallawahs

Steve Smith 63 two wickets Barbados Tridents Jamaica Tallawahs Caribbean Premier League CPL cricket

Steve Smith excelled with both the bat and ball

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Steve Smith struck a 44-ball 63 and took two wickets as the Barbados Tridents skirted past the Jamaica Tallawahs by two runs.

Being put in to bat first, the Tridents lost opener Dwayne Smith early on as he was run out by Rovman Powell for 18.

Hashim Amla, who opened the batting with Smith, scored 15 runs before he was caught by Adam Zampa at cover off the bowling of Samuel Badree.

Martin Guptill fell shortly after, but Smith and Shai Hope came to the rescue with a 103-run partnership, during which Smith brought up his half-century.

Hope ended up making a 35-ball 43, which included two boundaries and three sixes, before he was clean bowled by Tallawahs captain Andre Russell.

Smith went on to score 63 off 44 deliveries, which included five boundaries and three sixes, as the Tridents finished on 156/6.

Russell was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Badree and Oshane Thomas chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing 157 to win, the Tallawahs made an excellent start to their innings as openers Glenn Phillips and Johnson Charles amassed an 80-run partnership before Charles was caught by Guptill at deep midwicket off the bowling of Smith for a 32-ball 42, which included six boundaries and a six.

Smith struck again four balls later as Phillips was caught behind for 36.

Kennar Lewis made 17 before he was caught behind off the bowling of Mohammad Irfan.

Despite losing three quick wickets, Ross Taylor and David Miller kept the Tallawahs in contention and ended up forging an unbeaten 54-run stand.

However, their efforts went in vain as the Tallawahs ended up falling agonisingly short of their target.

Taylor finished on 26, while Miller remained undefeated on 25.

Smith was the most successful bowler with two wickets, while Irfan claimed one.

Smith was named Man of the Match.

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