Chadwick Walton steers Jamaica Tallawahs to victory

18 July 2016; Andre Russell of Jamaica Tallawahs hits 6 during Match 19 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League match between Jamaica Tallawahs and Trinbago Knight Riders at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Photo by Randy Brooks/Sportsfile

Jamaica Tallawahs registered an easy win against Barbados Tridents, beating them by 36 runs. Tallawahs put up a target of 196 on board in a rain-curtailed match featuring 18 overs per side. Barbados Tridents clearly missed the services of their star batsman AB de Villiers as they fell short of the target by 36 runs. Nicholas Pooran almost cancelled out the thundering performance of Chadwick Walton as he changed the course of the match single-handedly. Pooran scored 51 runs with the help of six sixes and one four. He came in to bat when Barbados Tridents were struggling on 3 for 44 in six overs. He began off cautiously but started attacking when the run-rate started to climb up. He got out due to a terrible mix-up with Ashley Nurse. It seemed like the only way, Pooran could have got out though.Earlier Barbados Tridents had a terrible start, losing wickets at regular wicket, barely keeping themselves in the game. Pooran did not get support from the other end as star players Ahmed Shahzad, Shoaib Malik and Kieron Pollard failed to make an impression in the chase. Dale Steyn picked up four wickets. He has been in good form lately.Earlier Chadwick Walton put on a stellar show for the home crowd by scoring 97 runs from 54 balls with the help of nine fours and five sixes. Jamaica Tallawahs lost their skipper Chris Gayle early on in the innings. Kumar Sangakarra and Walton then put on a 127-run stand for the second wicket throwing Barbados Tridents off their game. Sangakarra scored a half century in 30 balls before he got out. Andre Russell was the next to go he went for a golden duck but Rovman Powell took charge of things then as he played of 34-run cameo to take Jamaica Tallawahs to a huge total.Brief Scores: Barbados Tridents 159 in 17.4 overs (Nicholas Pooran 51, Kieron Pollard 16; Dale Steyn 4 for 27, Timroy Allen 2 for 27) lost to Jamaica Tallawahs 195/5 in 18 overs (Chadwick Walton 97, Kumar Sangakarra 50; Ravi Rampaul 2 for 35, David Wiese 2 for 45) by 36 runs.

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