St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots rallied to their second win of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2022 defeating Jamaica Tallawahs by eight wickets via the Duckworth Lewis System (DLS).
The Patriots had earlier won the toss and opted to field first. Brandon King and Kennar Lewis gave the Tallawahs a flying start, smashing 43 runs in the first 4 overs of the innings. Spinners Akila Dananjaya and Rashid Khan then brought the Patriots back into the game, picking up wickets while also slowing down the run rate. A late knock by all-rounder Raymon allowed the Tallawahs to reach 139/5 in 20 overs.
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But rain began to play spoilsport, and the chase was reduced to 15 overs. It was Andre Fletcher’s unbeaten 45 that subsequently led the Patriots to a comfortable win. Fletcher’s knock was backed by contributions from Evin Lewis and Darren Bravo.
Earlier, King and Lewis were going strong, but Rashid Khan dismissed Lewis in the Powerplay. Tallawahs skipper Rovman Powell was run out after brilliant fielding by Dewald Brevis, leaving the Tallawahs in some amount of trouble. It was a late partnership of 39 stitched by Reifer and Fabian Allen that allowed the Tallawahs to finish on 139/5.
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Rain then reduced the target to 113 runs in 15 overs. Fletcher (45 not out) and Lewis (20) gave St Kitts and Nevis Patriots a flying start as they reached 49 for no loss in five overs. Imad Wasim then struck with the first ball of his spell, removing Lewis to a catch by Chris Green. Veteran Darren Bravo came in and formed a 55-run partnership with Fletcher before being dismissed by Fabian Allen. Fletcher and Sherfane Rutherford prevented any further hiccups as the Patriots sailed to an eight-wicket win (DLS) with 15 balls to spare.