Caribbean Premier League 2018, Eliminator, Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots – St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won by 2 wickets
Thursday, September 13, 2018, Providence Stadium, Guyana
Unlike the first Qualifier, the Eliminator between Tallawahs and Patriots is a very high scoring affair. However, both the first qualifier and the eliminator ended with the same result – won by 2 wickets with a ball to spare! Opener Glenn Phillips powered Tallawahs to a massive 191 for 5 in 20 overs while Anton Devcich scored at a fast rate and helped Patriots get over the line with a ball to spare and 2 wickets in hand.
Both Glenn Phillips of Tallawahs (103 off 63) and Anton Devcich of Patriots (50 off 23) batted well but the latter having ended up on the winning side got the ‘Player of the match’ award. “I am very grateful to get the award. Glenn probably deserves it more. I’d like to pay tribute to that knock, it was phenomenal,” said Anton Devcich after receiving the award.
With this victory, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots move straight to the ‘second Qualifier’ and will face Trinbago Knight Riders on Saturday. The winner of ‘second Qualifier’ will move to the final to play Guyana Amazon Warriors on Monday. On the other hand, Jamaica Tallawahs have been crashed out of CPL 2018! In the round robin games in CPL 2018, Patriots has a 1-1 win-loss record against Knight Riders.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots – 193/8 in 19.5 overs (Anton Devcich – 50, Chris Gayle – 26, Ish Sodhi – 3/36, Oshane Thomas – 3/43) beat Jamaica Tallawahs – 191/5 in 20 overs (Glenn Phillips – 103, Ross Taylor – 33, Ben Cutting – 2/45, Fabian Allen – 1/23) by 2 wickets
Player of the Match:
Anton Devcich (SNP) – 50 runs off just 23 deliveries with 5 fours and 2 sixes
Playing XI: Glenn Phillips (wk), Johnson Charles, Ross Taylor, Rovman Powell, David Miller, Andre Russell (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi, Steven Jacobs, Samuel Badree, Oshane Thomas
Bench:Jermaine Blackwood, Kirstan Kallicharan, Andre McCarthy, Steven Taylor, Kennar Lewis, Elmore Hutchinson
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:
Playing XI: Chris Gayle (c), Evin Lewis, Rassie van der Dussen, Anton Devcich, Brandon King, Devon Thomas (wk), Ben Cutting, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Tabraiz Shamsi
Bench:Jeremiah Louis, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Shamarh Brooks, Javelle Glen, Ibrahim Khaleel
** Image credits to Cricket Addictor