Match Over - Jamaica Tallawahs won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Jamaica Tallawahs, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Referee: DO Hayles
  • When: 25 Aug 2017, 02:00 SAST
  • Winner: Jamaica Tallawahs
  • Man of the Match: KC Sangakkara


  • Umpire1: GO Brathwaite
  • Umpire2: N Duguid
  • Third Umpire: L Rusere



Overs: 19.0 / 20.0

Jamaica Tallawahs



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

St Lucia Stars

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11.45 pm Sanga's the Man of the Match. He's firmed up the Tallawahs' third place, taking them to 10 points, six clear of the fourth placed Guyana Amazon Warriors.

"Just trying to keep my focus on the present, taking it ball by ball," he says. "I thought Phillips did well for us, Simmons did well up top. But Andree McCarthy has been outstanding for us, showing a lot of poise. Made it easy for me. But it was about breaking the game down, and keeping the run-rate under 10. I didn't want to leave the chase till late, but we got here because of our bowlers. We made it harder with dropped catches, but I thought Mathurin was brilliant. So was Cornwall, he turned the ball big

"Mathurin bowled a really good spell, and the key was getting Watson out. He was taking the game away from us with his fifty. The cathcing has been well below par, we've missed a lot of catches, a lot of teams have missed a lot of catches and the key is to keep focus and not let the mind wander. You can't think about the crowd, as a bowler, when you're not bowling, you have to think about the ball coming to you, and not about the next over"

"It was a good score on that wicket, it was a little slow and holding up a little bit," says Shane Watson. "Some positives for us though. McCoy was really good, his slower balls are brilliant. So was Cornwall, he's a great talent. Kyle Mayers is a quality allrounder and he's a super fielder too. A lot of catching doesn't come down to skill, it's about being alert. There's no question that the lighting is an issue, the lights are a little low so when the ball goes high it kind of pops out of nowhere"

11.40 pm So the Stars remain winless, and they only have themselves to blame, dropping so many catches. With such favours being doled out, Kumar Sangakkara secured yet another half-century - 74 off 45 balls at a strike-rate of 164. But this innings wasn't about brute force. It was about how he only allowed 13 of the deliveries he faced to be dots. It was about how he pre-empted the bowlers' plans, like when he walked across the crease to be in the perfect place to send back of a length slower balls over short fine leg. It was an innings that screamed out his experience. And against that, the Stars faded.

Special mention to the pitch at Kingston. It was fast. It offered seam movement early on, then later grip to the spinners and slower balls. It fostered a contest and that's the best we can hope for. At the end of it, another fine innings today, Shane Watson's first half-century in 25 innings, 80 off 45 balls with seven sixes and three fours, ends up on the losing side.

18.6KR Mayers to KC Sangakkara, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, legcutter, smashes it over midwicket! That's a fine knock, and it leads a fine chase to completion.
18.5KR Mayers to Mahmudullah, 1 run, drives a full delivery to deep cover.
18.4KR Mayers to R Powell, OUT, No run, he slogs so hard, and so clumsily that the bat slips out of his hands and demolishes the stumps. Meanwhile, the ball, a slower one outside off, almost seems like a photobomber in the picture.
18.3KR Mayers to KC Sangakkara, 1 run, pulls the slower short ball out to deep square leg.
18.2KR Mayers to KC Sangakkara, No run, nearly plays on as he tries to cut a quicker ball, just outside off. Not enough room for such shenanigans.
18.1KR Mayers to KC Sangakkara, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, there's no one at deep square leg and he gets a length ball on the pads. Boy, oh boy, Stars you are fading. Sanga heaves it away and indulges in some glove love with his partner.
End of over 18. 14 runs this over. 164/3 after 108 balls.
KC Sangakkara 63 (41b 8x4 2x6 ) OC McCoy 3-0-29-0
R Powell 9 (4b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 17. 10 runs this over. 150/3 after 102 balls.
KC Sangakkara 58 (38b 7x4 2x6 ) SR Watson 3-0-24-1
R Powell 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Geetha: "Mathew: The problem is that they are not fined for bowling the no-ball, but the next one. They have already been punished with the extra run and the free hit, so double jeopardy already. And then when they get it right... "

Matthew: "Geetha: It's not unfair. Bowlers should learn to not bowl no balls in the first place!"

End of over 16. 7 runs this over. 140/2 after 96 balls.
KC Sangakkara 49 (34b 7x4 1x6 ) OC McCoy 2-0-16-0
AM McCarthy 36 (31b 1x4 3x6 ) more

Chat between Sanga and McCarthy, perhaps about not losing the shape.

Geetha: "Free hit ricocheting off the stumps to the boundary sounds a tad unfair! At least this rule should changes? If the ball hits the stump, it should be declared a dead ball?"

End of over 15. 14 runs this over. 129/2 after 89 balls.
AM McCarthy 35 (28b 1x4 3x6 ) JE Taylor 3-0-36-1
KC Sangakkara 39 (30b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 8 runs this over. 115/2 after 84 balls.
AM McCarthy 27 (24b 1x4 2x6 ) KR Mayers 1-0-8-0
KC Sangakkara 34 (28b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 8 runs this over. 107/2 after 78 balls.
KC Sangakkara 28 (25b 4x4 0x6 ) SR Watson 2-0-14-0
AM McCarthy 25 (21b 1x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 12. 9 runs this over. 99/2 after 72 balls.
KC Sangakkara 22 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) RRS Cornwall 4-0-20-1
AM McCarthy 23 (19b 1x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 89/2 after 65 balls.
KC Sangakkara 21 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) SR Watson 1-0-5-0
AM McCarthy 14 (14b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Tallawahs need 83 off 54 balls, with Sanga looking set to bat through the innings. They've power in Rovman Powell down the order.

End of over 10. 8 runs this over. 84/2 after 60 balls.
KC Sangakkara 19 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) RRS Cornwall 3-0-11-1
AM McCarthy 12 (11b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Al Muthu is back.

End of over 9. 7 runs this over. 76/2 after 54 balls.
AM McCarthy 5 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) MN Samuels 2-0-19-0
KC Sangakkara 18 (13b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 1 runs this over. 69/2 after 48 balls.
AM McCarthy 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) RRS Cornwall 2-0-3-1
KC Sangakkara 16 (11b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 15 runs this over. 67/1 after 41 balls.
GD Phillips 21 (18b 1x4 2x6 ) S Shillingford 2-0-22-0
KC Sangakkara 14 (9b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 2 runs this over. 52/1 after 36 balls.
KC Sangakkara 9 (7b 2x4 0x6 ) RRS Cornwall 1-0-2-0
GD Phillips 16 (15b 0x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 5. 7 runs this over. 50/1 after 30 balls.
KC Sangakkara 8 (4b 2x4 0x6 ) S Shillingford 1-0-7-0
GD Phillips 15 (12b 0x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 4. 12 runs this over. 43/1 after 23 balls.
KC Sangakkara 8 (2b 2x4 0x6 ) MN Samuels 1-0-12-0
GD Phillips 8 (7b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 8 runs this over. 23/0 after 15 balls.
LMP Simmons 7 (13b 0x4 1x6 ) JE Taylor 1-0-14-0
GD Phillips 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 8/0 after 10 balls.
LMP Simmons 1 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) OC McCoy 0-0-2-0
GD Phillips 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Free-hit on its way

End of over 1. 6 runs this over. 6/0 after 5 balls.
GD Phillips 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 1-0-6-0
LMP Simmons 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
LMP SimmonsLBW JE Taylor11151173.33
GD PhillipsB RRS Cornwall211912110.53
KC Sangakkaranot out 744593164.44
AM McCarthyC MN Samuels B SR Watson363213112.5
R PowellHt Wkt KR Mayers9501180
Mahmudullahnot out 1100100
JA Foo -
GE Mathurin -
K Santokie -
KOK Williams -
Mohammad Sami -
Total 176/4
JE Taylor3.0040113.33
OC McCoy3.002909.67
MN Samuels2.001909.5
S Shillingford2.0023011.5
RRS Cornwall4.002015
SR Watson3.002418
KR Mayers2.0020110