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Rovman Powell struck an unbeaten 55 and took two wickets as the Jamaica Tallawahs completed the highest successful Twenty20 chase in Guyana upon beating the Guyana Amazon Warriors by eight wickets.
Powell was well supported by Ross Taylor, who smashed 60 not out off 41 balls.
Choosing to bowl first, the Tallawahs got an early breakthrough as Amazon Warriors opener Luke Ronchi was caught by Powell at cover off the bowling of Oshane Thomas for six runs.
Shimron Hetmyer and Cameron Delport made up for the loss of Ronchi with a 42-run partnership before Delport was dismissed by Samuel Badree for 34.
Hetmyer and Jason Mohammed kept the runs flowing with a 61-run stand before Hetmyer was caught by Colin de Grandhomme at deep midwicket off the bowling of Ish Sodhi for 48, which came off 41 balls and included four boundaries and a six.
Mohammed and Chadwick Walton added 47 runs to the score, during which Mohammed brought up his fifty, before he was caught and bowled by Powell for 54, which came off 33 deliveries and included five boundaries and three sixes.
With Walton making a 16-ball 25, the Amazon Warriors finished on 173/6 off their 20 overs.
Powell was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Thomas, Badree and Sodhi chipped in with one wicket apiece.
Chasing 174 to win, the Tallawahs got off to a brisk start, with Glenn Phillips and Johnson Charles amassing a 40-run partnership, before Phillips was trapped lbw off the bowling of Imran Tahir for 27.
Charles went on to score 25 before he was cleaned up by Tahir.
Despite losing Phillips and Charles in quick succession, Taylor and Powell finished things off for the Tallawahs with their unbeaten 114-run partnership, during which both batsmen registered their half-centuries.
Taylor concluded the match on 60, which came off 41 balls and included five boundaries and three sixes, while Powell remained undefeated on 55 off 34 deliveries, which included six boundaries and two sixes.
Tahir was the only bowler to take any wickets.
Powell was named Man of the Match.