CPL T20: Guyana Amazon Warriors beat St Lucia Zouks by 8 wicketsSunday, August 10, 2014
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The Guyana Amazon Warriors Sunday defeated the St Lucia Zouks in a game that featured the two highest opening stands in the history of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League.
First, Andre Fletcher and Johnson Charles set a new record of 139 runs in the first innings, only to see it broken by Lendl Simmons and Martin Guptill in the second.
Amazon Warriors reached 194-2 off their 20 overs against St Lucia Zouks’ 189-7.
Bowlers struggled to find any control as the runs flowed freely from the bat throughout, but Simmons was the star of the show as he made 97 off 60 balls before he was run out agonisingly close to his century. When he departed, he had done enough for his side to secure victory in the highest chase in the history of the CPL; but the Zouks just didn’t have quite enough to defend in a game that thrilled the noisy St Kitts crowd.
ST LUCIA ZOUKS -- 189 for seven off 20 overs (Andre Fletcher 78, Johnson Charles 62, Darren Sammy 22; Navin Stewart 3-22, Krishmar Santokie 2-39)
GUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS -- 194 for two off 19 overs (Lendl Simmons 97, Martin Guptill 66)
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