The Jamaica Tallawahs started off their Caribbean Premier League in fine style defeating the Trinbago Knightriders by 7 wickets at The Queens Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Trinbago Knightriders batted first and scored 191 runs for 4 wickets with South African Hamishamla top scoring with 74 runs from 52 balls and Collin Munro from New Zealand 55 from 39 balls.
CHRIS GAYLES SWASHBUCKLING APPETITE
The Jamaica Tallawahs were cruising at 71 for 2 after 10[overs], for the next 8.2 overs it was some heavy hitting and brutal batting force from Chris Gayle. Gayle acored 108 runs not out from 54 balls with 11 sixes and 6 fours. He shared a partnership of 108 runs with Andre Russell with Gayle contributing 74 runs. Sunil Narine was the most economical with 1 wicket for 9 runs after 4 overs, Sulieman Benn, the left arm spinner from Barbados, bowled one over for 3 runs and never returned into the attack. Chris Gayle was named the Man of the Match and the Jamaica Tallawahs picked up 2 points.
GUYANA AMAZON WARRIORS DEFEAT ST. KITTS NEVIS PATRIOTS
St. Kitts Nevis Patriots scored 164 runs for 9 wickets from 20 overs with Australian Brad Hodge scoring 38 runs from 32 balls. Wicket keeper batsman Devon Thomas scored 38 from 17 balls and Captain Fafdu Plessis from South Africa scored 30 from 28 balls. Sohail Janvir from Pakistan picked up 4 wickets from 20 runs for the Amazon Warriors and Adam Zamfa, the Australian off spinner picked up 3 wickets for 34 runs.
Captain Martin Guptill of the Guyana Amazon Warriors and Dwayne Smith gave their team an opening stand of 62 runs for the first wicket before Guptill fell. Smith fell for 62 off 36 and Jason Mohammed, the wicket keeper batsman scored 42 not out from 29 balls. Guyana Amazon Warriors won by 4 wickets.
POINTS TABLE UP TO 7-5-16
1. St. Kitts Nevis Patriots — 2 points from 4 games
2. Guyana Amazon Warriors — 4 points from 2 games
3. Trinbago Knightriders — 2 points from 3 games
4. St. Lucia Zouks —
2 points from 2 games
5. Jamaica Tallawahs —
2 points from 1 games
6. Barbados Tridents —
2 points from 2 games
RULES OF THE CPL 2016
Each team will play 10 matches. For each win, 2 points will be given to the winning team. The losing team gets 0, for a tie each team gets 1 point. The net runs rate is essential if two or more teams are equal. The bigger the win the higher the net run rate.