Brandon Kings’s 104 was all in vain, as the Jamaica Tallawahs fell to the Guyana Amazon Warriors by 12 runs last evening, as the Hero Caribbean Premier League continued in Providence, Guyana.
The win did not move Guyana off the bottom of the table, but they move to 5 points and kept their playoff hope alive.
And speaking of hope, Shai Hope top scored for the Warriors when they were sent in to bat first.
Hope scored 60 off 45 balls, with 4 fours and 3 sixes, batting at number 3, as the Amazon Warriors scored 178 for 8.
Man of the match Odean Smith struck a feisty 42, off just 16 balls, hitting 6 sixes in the process.
Mohammed Nabi was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 for 14, while Chris Green took 2 for 24.
In reply, King was the only man standing, as the West Indies World Cup-bound batsman hit 7 sixes and 8 fours in his 104, his second CPL hundred.
The next best was Kirk McKenzie who scored just 15, as the Tallawahs were bowled out for 166 in 19 overs and 5 balls.
Gudakesh Motie, Imran Tahir and Odean Smith each took 2 wickets, as Guyana just get their second win in their 7th match.
They remain cellar placed but they have 3 matches in hand, starting with the St Lucia Kings and Alzarri Joseph Thursday evening at 7.
But in the first match on Thursday, the TKR go into battle with St Kitts Nevis Patriots, in a match very important for both teams. The TKR are 4th with 7 points and a game still to play against the Amazon Warriors. But this is the Patriots last match, and they are 5th on the table with 6 points.