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Thursday, 23 August 2018 11:26

Tallawahs Throw Away Golden Opportunity

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The Jamaica Tallawahs threw away a golden opportunity for their third win in the CPL but instead fell to their third straight defeat against the Barbados Tridents on Wednesday evening in Florida.  

 

The Tallawahs sent the Tridents in to bat first and restricted the Tridents to 39 for 3. But former Australia captain Steve Smith and West Indies middle order batsman Shai Hope came together and put on a 103 run partnership.

Smith hit 5 fours and 3 sixes in his 63 and Hope scored 3 sixes and 2 fours in his 43. Tridents closed on 156 for 6 in their overs.

The Tallawahs got off to a great start and were 80 without loss after 9 overs. 77 required from 66 balls. Johnson Charles made 42, and Glenn Phillips scored 36.

However, they were both dismissed by Steve Smith of all persons, and just like that, the Tallawahs were 82 for 2 in 10 overs, still in the driver's seat, requiring 75 runs from 60 balls.

But the pair of Ross Taylor and David Miller took the pressure off of the Tridents and, even with 7 wickets in hand, laboured to 148 for the same three wickets after 19 overs, gathering only 66 runs from the 9 overs, but still required 9 runs from 6 balls, and seven wickets in hand . How do you lose from here? 

They found a way and they did! Even with the last ball, and three required, they ran only one and didn't even try to push to put the fielding team under pressure. Tridents, escaping with a win, they won by two. 

Tallawahs, must now really hate playing in Lauderhill. 

 

Image Credit: www.Cricbuzz.com

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