CPL 2018 30th Match: Rutherford’s blitz helps Amazon Warriors finish second

Sherfane Rutherford 45 not out Guyana Amazon Warriors Trinbago Knight Riders Caribbean Premier League CPL cricket

Sherfane Rutherford smashed a boundary and six sixes during his knock of 45 not out

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Sherfane Rutherford walloped an unbeaten 45 off 13 balls to not only help the Guyana Amazon Warriors crush the Trinbago Knight Riders by six wickets, but also finish second in the standings heading into the playoffs.

Choosing to bowl first, the Amazon Warriors got an early breakthrough as Knight Riders opener Colin Munro was caught behind off the bowling of Sohail Tanvir for six runs.

Colin Ingram only made four runs before being dismissed by captain Chris Green.

With Brendon McCullum falling shortly after, the Knight Riders were left reeling at 23/3.

Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo stabilised the innings with a 54-run partnership before Ramdin was dismissed by Rayad Emrit for 32.

Knight Riders skipper Dwayne Bravo scored 14, while Kevon Cooper hammered a 14-ball 30.

With Darren Bravo finishing unbeaten on 42, which came off 34 balls and included a boundary and two sixes, the Knight Riders concluded their innings on 154/7.

Tanvir and Emrit picked up two wickets apiece, while Green chipped in with one.

Chasing 155 to win, the Amazon Warriors lost opener Luke Ronchi early on as he was clean bowled by Fawad Ahmed for one run.

Cameron Delport, who opened the batting with Ronchi, managed to make a 27-ball 37 before he was caught and bowled by Cooper.

Jason Mohammed was on his way back to the pavilion soon after, but Shimron Hetmyer and Rutherford steadied things with a 62-run partnership, during which Hetmyer brought up his fifty.

Hetmyer ended up making 59 off 30 balls, which included three boundaries and five sixes, before he was cleaned up by Fawad.

Despite the loss of Hetmyer, Rutherford got the Amazon Warriors across the finish line with 35 balls to spare.

Rutherford ended the match on 45, which came off 13 deliveries and included a boundary and six sixes.

Fawad was the most successful bowler with two wickets, while Cooper and Nikita Miller claimed one wicket each.

Rutherford was named Man of the Match.

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