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Jamaica Tallawahs opener Johnson Charles hammered a superb 53 to lead his side to a comfortable five-wicket win over the Barbados Tridents.
Opting to bowl first, the Tallawahs got an early breakthrough as Samuel Badree trapped Tridents opener Hashim Amla lbw for three runs on the ninth ball of the match.
Shai Hope only made one run before he was clean bowled by Oshane Thomas, while Steve Smith mustered nine runs before being caught behind off the bowling of Colin de Grandhomme.
Tridents captain Jason Holder and wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran fell shortly after, which left the team struggling at 55/5.
However, Martin Guptill and Imran Khan came to the rescue with a 60-run partnership, during which Guptill surpassed his half-century, before Imran was sent packing by Kemar Roach for 20.
Guptill ended up making 73 off 60 balls, which included four boundaries and three sixes, before he was removed by Rovman Powell.
With Ashley Nurse providing some late fireworks with his 11-ball 20, the Tridents concluded their innings on 151/9.
Thomas was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Badree, Roach, De Grandhomme, Powell, Adam Zampa and Tallawahs skipper Andre Russell chipped in with one wicket apiece.
Chasing 152 to win, the Tallawahs made a disappointing start to their innings as opener Glenn Phillips was caught behind off the bowling of Mohammad Irfan for six runs.
Charles and Kennar Lewis made up for the loss of Phillips with a 56-run stand, during which Charles brought up his half-century.
However, he was unable to make the most of it as he was clean bowled by Wahab Riaz for 53, which came off 33 deliveries and included five boundaries and three sixes.
Lewis ended up being dismissed for eight runs, but David Miller and Powell steadied things with a 42-run partnership.
Miller ended up being caught behind off the bowling of Wahab for 14, while Russell was run out by Irfan for 10 runs.
Despite losing Miller and Russell in quick time, Powell and De Grandhomme mopped up the remaining runs to lead the Tallawahs to victory with 16 balls to spare.
Wahab was the most successful bowler with two wickets, while Irfan and Chemar Holder claimed one wicket each.
Charles was named Man of the Match.