Intermittent showers, which forced the players from the field of play, no fewer than four times, were not enough to prevent the Amazon Warriors from winning over the Jamaica Tallawahs in the first of the semifinal encounters for CPL 2016.
In the much anticipated clash at the Warner Park Cricket stadium and in front of a sizeable and vociferous crowd, the Tallawahs struggled in their early overs after batting first, with Jacobs bowling his four overs of fast off breaks, for a mere 25 runs.
Wickets fell consistently as the batsmen struggled to break the shackles. Chris Gayle top scored with an uncharacteristic 33 from all of 36 balls.
When the Warriors batted, they too struggled to score freely and only Chris Lyn stood out with his 49 runs.
It came down to 6 runs required from the final over and ended when Tanvir dispatching Wasim over the midwicket boundary for a maximum, to seal a place in the finals for his team.
Jamaica will have another bite at the cherry, as they will face the winner of Thursday’s encounter between the St. Lucia Zouks and the Trinidad and Tobago Knight Riders, in a must win encounter slated for Friday.
The grand finals is set for Sunday 7th August.
Summarized scores: Guyana Amazon Warriors 150 for 6 (Lynn 49, Tanvir 21*, Williams 4-37) beat Jamaica Tallawahs 146 for 8 (Gayle 33, Emrit 3-30, Tanvir 2-24) by four wickets