Match number 28 of the Caribbean Premier League over the weekend saw the top-of-the-table clash. The match was between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders. Both the teams had already qualified for the knock-out phase. The winner of the game had the chance to end the league phase at the top of the table.
Imran Tahir won the toss and chose to bowl first yet again in front of his home fans at Providence, Guyana. Trinbago Knight Riders went in with a few changes to the team. Guyana, meanwhile made just one change with Junior Sinclair replacing Matthew Nandu.
A fine piece of athleticism by Junior Sinclair –
Trinbago opened with Mark Deyal and Martin Guptill but the show was stolen by Junior Sinclair. The incident took place in the 1st ball of the second over. Martin Guptill tapped the ball towards the non-striker’s end and set off for a single.
Junior Sinclair was fielding at short mid-wicket rain in and threw the ball to hit the stumps. The batter was given out run out as Guptill made his way back to the hut for just 1 run. The effort reminded many of Jonty Rhodes who had run out Inzamam-Ul-Haq the same way during the 1992 World Cup.
Junior Sinclair is a BEAST in the field!! Unbelievable athleticism to runout Martin Guptill gets the @BetBarteronline Magic Moment 🙌#CPL23 #GAWvTKR #CricketPlayedLouder #BiggestPartyInSport #BetBarter pic.twitter.com/u4my9QQQEY
— CPL T20 (@CPL) September 16, 2023
Trinbago Knight Riders scored 176/8 from their 20 overs after they were sent into bat. Mark Deyal scored 37 runs from just 20 balls, while Chadwick Walton scored 25. The top scorer of the innings was Keacy Carty who scored 83.
The right-batter scored his runs off 49 balls with the help of 7 fours and 4 sixes. Imran Tahir again did the job with the ball as he picked 3/12 from his four overs. Tahir picked the key wicket of Carty just when he was looking good to get a century.
Chasing 177, Guyana found it a piece of cakewalk as they got over the line with 10 balls to spare. Saim Ayub began with 37 runs from 24 balls, while fellow opener Odean Smith was out for 44. Smith got his runs from 32 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes, and Shai Hope was not out on 54 from 37 balls with 2 fours and 3 sixes. Guyana won the game with 6 wickets in hand.