Tallawahs crush Hawksbills

Friday, July 18, 2014

Print this page Email A Friend!

NORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC) — A fired-up Jamaica Tallawahs continued their winning start to the defence of their Caribbean Premier League crown, when they crushed Antigua Hawksbills by eight wickets here yesterday.

Asked to bowl first, the Chris Gayle-led Tallawahs bundled out the hosts for a paltry 96 off 18.3 overs, and then cantered to their target off 14.3 overs, at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

Gayle was at the forefront of the run chase once again, smashing 37 from 31 balls, including three fours and three towering sixes. He shared an opening stand of 62 off 51 deliveries with Chadwick Walton who was unbeaten on 43 from 34 balls, when victory was achieved. Seamer Carlos Brathwaite was the best bowler with two for 11.

The triumph was the Tallawahs’ second straight, after they easily dismissed St Lucia Zouks by seven wickets in Gros Islet last weekend.

For the Hawksbills, it was their second loss in as many games following their two-wicket defeat at the hands of last year’s losing finalists Guyana Amazon Warriors.

They never seemed up to the challenge yesterday, stuttering and stumbling their way through the innings as they lost wickets regularly.

They were undone by Man-of-the-Match left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori who snapped up three for 13 while speedsters Andre Russell (2-16) and Jerome Taylor (2- 22) finished with two wickets apiece.

Shacaya Thomas perished as early as the second over, when he was trapped lbw for one with the score on two and Captain Marlon Samuels counter-attacked briefly with three fours in 13 from six deliveries before also falling lbw to Vettori in the third over, at 15 for two.

Five balls later, with no runs added in the same over, Danza Hyatt fell to Vettori also via the lbw route, to leave Hawksbills in turmoil at 15 for three.

Australians Ben Dunk and David Hussey tried to repair the damage in a 25-run stand, but this revival was short-lived.

Hussey cracked a four and a six in scoring 15 before seamer Rusty Theron disturbed his leg-stump in the eighth over and Dunk followed in the next over with two runs added, run out for 12.

Wickets continued to tumble and it was left to Sheldon Cottrell to blast a top score of 21 off 14 balls, with two fours and a six, to get the Hawksbills near the 100-run mark.


B Dunk run out 12
S Thomas lbw b Taylor 1
*M Samuels lbw b Vettori 13
D Hyatt lbw b Vettori 0
D Hussey b Theron 15
+D Thomas c Shah b Miller 7
C Brathwaite b Vettori 11
S Cottrell b Russell 21
M Cummins b Taylor 10
B Laughlin lbw b Russell 0
G Hogg not out 6

TOTAL (all out, 18.3 overs) 96

Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Thomas, 1.1 overs), 2-15 (Samuels, 2.1), 3-15 (Hyatt, 3), 4-40 (Hussey, 7.3), 5-42 (Dunk, 8.1), 6-51 (Thomas, 10.4), 7-72 (Brathwaite, 14.5), 8-80 (Cottrell, 15.3), 9-80 (Laughlin, 15.4), 10-96 (Cummins, 18.3)

Bowling: Vettori 4-1-13-3, Taylor 3.3-0-22-2, Theron 3-0-14-1, Miller 4-0-19-1, Voges 2-0-12-0, Russell 2-0-16-2.


A Walton not out 43
*C Gayle c Samuels b Brathwaite 37
J Blackwood c wkp Thomas b Brathwaite 0
A Voges not out 12
Extras (lb2, w3) 5

TOTAL (2 wkts, 14.3 overs) 97

Did not bat: A Russell, J Theron, O Shah, +C Baugh, D Vettori, N Miller, J Taylor.

Fall of wickets: 1-62 (Gayle, 8.3 overs), 2-62 (Blackwood, 8.5)

Bowling: Cottrell 2-0-10-0 (w1), Samuels 2-0-13-0, Cummins 1-0-22-0 (w1), Laughlin 2.3-0-10-0, Hogg 4-0-29-0.

Result: Tallawahs won by eight wickets.
Points: Tallawahs 2, Hawksbills 0.
Man-of-the-Match: Daniel Vettori.
Toss: Hawksbills.
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite, Joel Wilson
TV Umpire: Leslie Reifer




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon