Keemo Paul trapped the initial four-wicket take of the competition and Shimron Hetmyer crushed a 44-ball 71 as Guyana Amazon Warriors logged their first win of the Hero Caribbean Premier League, beating St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by three wickets here. Hetmyer smacked three sixes and eight fours in his engaging thump, helping his side pursue down a humble objective of 128.
Warriors won the throw and sent the Patriots to take the strike first. It was an insecure beginning however Evin Lewis (30) scored quick, remembering helping his group to 18 for Naveen ul Haq’s second finished. Be that as it may, the presentation of Imran Tahir helped as he excused Chris Lynn (16).
At that point some shrewd bowling by Chris Green and extraordinary wicket-keeping from Nicholas Pooran saw Lewis advocated for 30 and Patriots finished powerplay at 54/2. Joshua Da Silva’s rejection appeared to hurt as his substitution Nick Kelly fell ahead of schedule to Keemo Paul whenever Hetmyer held a sharp possibility. As Warriors bowled firmly not yielding any limits for 18 balls, Patriots were baffled.
The weight told, as first Denesh Ramdin was choked down the leg-side off Paul and afterward Jahmar Hamilton tumbled to the googly from Tahir. As Patriots reeled at 83 for 5, Ben Dunk (29) and skipper Rayad Emrit (17) scored a couple yet limits were still difficult to find. The runs came gradually yet wickets fell at standard stretches and Patriots finished their 20 overs for 127 for eight.
As the Warriors started their pursuit, a year ago’s productive scorer Brandon King started with a straight drive and square cut. In any case, Sheldon Cottrell got through excusing King. In came Hetmyer and he demonstrated his class with a whirlwind of early limits, including a six that about took out the scoreboard.
Warriors traveled to 54/1 toward the finish of the Powerplay. Hemraj was run out in the eighth over neglecting to beat a ground-breaking toss from Dominic Drakes however the pursuit was well leveled out. Hetmyer was dropped by substitute Kieran Powell at spread, and Hetmyer celebrated with a straight hit for four the following ball.
A gigantic most extreme shot over Ish Sodhi’s head raised Hetmyer’s second fifty out of two games and this one came in only 31 balls. For Patriots Rayad Emrit attempted a fightback with two wickets in two balls including Pooran for a first-ball duck. Hetmyer was excused with an extraordinary catch by Dunk off Drakes, yet the activity was done securely with three overs and three wickets despite everything left.