Good comeback from 23 for 3 in the sixth over. Contributions from Denesh Ramdin, Darren Bravo and Kevon Cooper. Dew played a massive role in the first innings and it will only get harder in the chase, so the question is if this total is enough. We will find out soon.
RR Emrit to K Pierre, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, short, swivels and pulls and gets it away very fine.
RR Emrit to DM Bravo, 1 run, length, walks across off and gets an under edge to the keeper. 150 up.
RR Emrit to DM Bravo, 2 runs, short, smokes a pull to deep midwicket.
From PDP: "Walton is one of the smartest guys in West Indies cricket, has a Masters degree, and showed his wits there. Too often fielders throw too early unnecessarily on runout chances. By running to the stumps, cut down the throwing distance until he absolutely had to throw, by which stage he was at point blank range even with only one stump to aim at. Perfect cricket from a fielding standpoint."
RR Emrit to DM Bravo, No run, swings and misses as it skips away outside off.
RR Emrit to DM Bravo, No run,
RR Emrit to DM Bravo, WIDE, 1 run, too full, too wide outside off.
RR Emrit to A Phillip, OUT, No run, has he taken him out with a direct hit here? Has he waited two seconds too long? Nah, just in time. Emrit collects the ball, runs forward towards the stumps, continues running and throws underarm after he's close enough, after the batsman looked for a quick single to extra cover.
End of over 19. 17 runs this over. 146/6 after 114 balls.
SE Rutherford to KK Cooper, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, flays a length ball to sweeper cover where Walton sprints across and doesn't get down low enough.
SE Rutherford to KK Cooper, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, full, wide, awful lots of bottom-hand power as he sends it flying flat over extra cover.
SE Rutherford to DM Bravo, 1 run, pushed to mid-on for a quick one.
SE Rutherford to DM Bravo, WIDE, 1 run,
SE Rutherford to DM Bravo, No run, swings and misses as it skips away outside off.
SE Rutherford to DM Bravo, 2 runs, short of length, shovelled to cow corner.
SE Rutherford to DM Bravo, No run,
SE Rutherford to DM Bravo, WIDE, 1 run, fired too far across off.
Breado: "It's really unfair that in 6 years of the CPL, this year will mark the 4th final played in Trinidad. Certainly, Guyana deserved to host at least one final. After all, they probably have the biggest fan base that actually show up to watch the matches."
End of over 17. 1 runs this over. 114/5 after 102 balls.
D Bishoo to DJ Bravo, 1 run, dropped to cover for a quick one.
D Bishoo to DM Bravo, 1 run, pitched up around off, mistimed slog to deep midwicket.
D Bishoo to DJ Bravo, 1 run, opens the face to short third man.
D Bishoo to DM Bravo, 1 run,
D Bishoo to DJ Bravo, 1 run, cut to sweeper cover.
D Bishoo to DJ Bravo, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, plants the front foot forward and shovels it with the turn over extra cover.
PDP: "Okay. Next time I'll provide analysis for players using fake names that sound like real ones. It's unfair that Tallawahs got to call up a legspinner whose name rhymes with Fish Roady for the playoffs when he hasn't been a part of the team all season. Happy?"
End of over 12. 10 runs this over. 77/3 after 71 balls.
RR Emrit to D Ramdin, OUT, No run, taken at deep square leg as he tries to whip a length ball from outside off. Bishoo runs forward and snaffles it.
RR Emrit to D Ramdin, No run, shapes away and has him beaten.
RR Emrit to DM Bravo, 1 run, shortish, dropped to point.
RR Emrit to DM Bravo, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, short of length, opens the face fine of short third man.
RR Emrit to D Ramdin, 1 run,
RR Emrit to D Ramdin, WIDE, 1 run, skips down the leg side.
RR Emrit to DM Bravo, 3 runs, dropped
Says PDP: ""Poor Rayad Emrit. Hasn't taken a wicket in four games, creates a chance only for Hetmyer to spill it while avoiding a near catastrophic collision. It was very subtle but Chadwick Walton should get credit for making sure both he and Hetmyer didn't wind up in the hospital on that. Looked to me like he could see Hetmyer in his field of vision and so veered left while diving at the last moment."
End of over 11. 10 runs this over. 67/3 after 66 balls.
PDP: "Hold your horses Jane. I'm not 'having a pop at Ish'. I'm not a fan period of what essentially is exploiting a free transfer rule. I feel it's equally unfair for TKR to be able to bring in Colin Ingram essentially as a playoff ringer/reinforcement for the same reason. If a player isn't in their squad by the time they've played 2/3 of their schedule, he shouldn't be allowed in regardless of whether the replacement is necessitated by injury or in the case of Zampa/Lynn, Australian domestic scheduling conflicts. Just because a player's team got KO'd early from the English T20 should not entitle a player to a spot in a different comp."
Imran Tahir to DM Bravo, 1 run, dabbed to point.
Imran Tahir to DM Bravo, No run, Tahir almost takes off on his sprint as Bravo gets an inside edge on the slog that misses the stumps.
Imran Tahir to D Ramdin, LEG BYES, 1 run,
Imran Tahir to D Ramdin, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, pitched up outside off, slogged over long-on.
Imran Tahir to DM Bravo, 1 run, short, wide, cut through cover.
Imran Tahir to D Ramdin, 1 run, straightening on off, whipped to deep midwicket.
jaynefrances: "Still fuming about what sounded like PDP taking a pop at Ish last night. FFS the Blackcaps have a SEVEN MONTH gap this year with no internationals. NZC also can't pay their players what the Big 3 do & therefore try to give them opportunities to earn money elsewhere. Mercenary? The guy picked up a gig on the way home after Notts were knocked out of the Blast. Still fuming . . . "
End of over 10. 5 runs this over. 57/3 after 60 balls.
Sohail Tanvir to D Ramdin, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, short, wide, slapped behind point.
Sohail Tanvir to D Ramdin, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, gets one on the pads and flays it with bottom-handed power through midwicket.
Sohail Tanvir to D Ramdin, No run,
Sohail Tanvir to D Ramdin, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, short of length, tucked off the pads through backward square leg.
Sohail Tanvir to D Ramdin, No run, short of length, defended to mid-on.
Sohail Tanvir to BB McCullum, OUT, No run, length outside off, opens the face straight to point and takes off for a single. The fielder swoops down and fires a throw at the bowler's end. And it's a direct hit Baz has been felled. Top stuff, moved so swiftly there and threw with precision.
End of over 5. 4 runs this over. 23/2 after 30 balls.
Sohail Tanvir to BB McCullum, No run, blocked to cover and slight miscommunication on the single. All good in the end.
Sohail Tanvir to BB McCullum, No run, inside edge? On a length, clips the pad as it comes on straight. Pitching outside leg.
Sohail Tanvir to BB McCullum, No run, opens the face for a dab and finds point.
Sohail Tanvir to CA Ingram, 1 run, short of length on middle, punched to backward square.
Sohail Tanvir to C Munro, OUT, No run, just a noise as he opens up at a wide length ball. The keeper tumbles down and snaffles it. And they go up but the umpire isn't convinced. He consults with square leg before going upstairs. Soft signal is not out. Has carried fine as he takes it above the ground. Clear noise there, and given.
Sohail Tanvir to C Munro, No run, short of length, angling in, pulls and misses as the ball shoots over off.
End of over 2. 8 runs this over. 14/0 after 12 balls.
Sohail Tanvir to C Munro, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, charges and gets a full toss that's shovelled through point.
Sohail Tanvir to C Munro, No run, seams away outside off, swings and misses.
Sohail Tanvir to BB McCullum, 1 run, knocks this with the angle with an open face to cover.
Sohail Tanvir to BB McCullum, No run, straight length ball, defended back.
Sohail Tanvir to C Munro, 1 run, same length, punched with the angle to mid-on.
Sohail Tanvir to C Munro, No run, short of length on off, jabbed to covers.
5.59pm Plenty of flag-waving as the players make their way out for the final league match. Sohail Tanveer to take the new ball. Colin Munro on strike.
Our correspondent Peter Della Penna says: "Really tough for Keemo. Sat behind a non-performing Emrit for much of the season. Finally gets a chance last night and boom, straight back out."
5.33pm Hello, and a warm welcome to all of you to ESPNcricinfo's live coverage of match 30 - the final league match - of the 2018 CPL between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders at Providence.
GAW won toss and are bowling first
Emrit, Bishoo and Rutherford are back in for GAW. Roshon Primus, Keemo Paul and Permaul are out for GAW. Green said some if not all suffered injuries last night
A slew of changes for TKR: Ali Khan and Sunil Narine are rested. Chris Lynn, who has gone home, and Javon Searles are out as well. Nikita Miller is in, as are Kevon Cooper, Colin Ingram and Anderson Phillip.
Trinbago are untouchable on top position, so they get an extra shot at making the final. If GAW win, they will tie second-placed Jamaica on 12 points. A convincing win will make the second place theirs, meaning we could be getting a preview of the first qualifier tonight.
Fawad Ahmed to CAK Walton, No run, slides on with the arm to beat the edge and just miss off-stump.
Fawad Ahmed to CAK Walton, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, floats it up too much, a useless full toss that's been smoked out of here. Miles over deep midwicket. Dew giving the bowlers a hard time. Scores level.
Fawad Ahmed to SO Hetmyer, OUT, No run, bowled him! Against the run of play. Length ball that just comes on with the arm. Hetmyer backs away to make room, expecting it to spin away. Gets tucked up and misses with the cut. Walks off to a richly-deserved ovation. What an innings this has been!.
Fawad Ahmed to SE Rutherford, 1 run, steered to third man.
Fawad Ahmed to SO Hetmyer, 1 run, short, spins away, pulled wide of deep midwicket.
Fawad Ahmed to SO Hetmyer, No run, tries to cut but the ball's nipping in and he gets beatem.
PDP: "TKR paying for Bravo's miscalculation of overs in light of Guyana's NRR calculation to overtake Tallawahs. No way you can leave three overs between Pierre and Fawad left unbowled. Had to bowl out Pierre in the 7th and use Fawad's overs by the 11th as well. Especially when Fawad is the CPL's leading wicket-taker."
End of over 13. 21 runs this over. 145/3 after 78 balls.
A Phillip to SO Hetmyer, No run, width on offer, worked to point after reaching out.. straight to him.
A Phillip to SO Hetmyer, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, slips out of the hand.. that's not helping. A waist-high full toss that's smoked over cow corner.
A Phillip to SO Hetmyer, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, straight over.. this is a brutal onslaught. Fullish length, all the room he needs and he swings for the fences.
A Phillip to SO Hetmyer, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full outside off, carted over extra cover, one-bounce over.
A Phillip to SE Rutherford, 1 run,
A Phillip to SE Rutherford, No run, run out chance, missed. Rutherford inside-edges to the pad and is searching for the ball even as Hetmyer takes off. Ends up on the same end as his partner and then charges back. The bowler rushes forward and picks it up but doesn't throw.
End of over 11. 21 runs this over. 107/3 after 66 balls.
That's 40 off the last two overs. Sensational start for the 20-year old Rutherford
NO Miller to SO Hetmyer, 2 runs, flicked to deep midwicket.
NO Miller to SE Rutherford, 1 run,
NO Miller to SE Rutherford, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, this is stunning! What a shot! Strong contender for shot of the season. Reverse-sweeps a length ball from off and it sails miles into the second-tier over backward square leg.
NO Miller to SE Rutherford, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, pitched further up on middle and off and same result again as he slogs it over cow corner. Two in two!.
NO Miller to SE Rutherford, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, slog sweep first ball to a length delivery and it sails well over deep midwicket. Yup, totally going for it now.
NO Miller to JN Mohammed, OUT, No run, he's holed out to long-off. Got it slightly off the toe-end and so it sailed a little too flat for his liking. Short of length, loads of room, slapped and Bravo jumps and reverse-cups at long-off.
PDP says: "TKR's bowling strategy is a bit weird here. GAW is approaching this as a 15 over chase due to NRR. TKR should ideally be responding in kind so that Bravo and Phillip will bowl overs 12-15 as the actual death overs. That means Fawad really needs to be bowled out by now and Khary Pierre too. instead they have a combined 3 overs left at the 10 over mark, while Phillip and Bravo have 5 between them."
End of over 10. 19 runs this over. 86/2 after 60 balls.
K Pierre to CS Delport, 1 run, length, punched to long-on.
K Pierre to L Ronchi, 1 run, punched off backfoot to point.
K Pierre to L Ronchi, No run, tries to cut and misses as there isn't enough room.
K Pierre to L Ronchi, No run, spins away sharply to beat him after drawing him forward. Bails whipped off but feet grounded.
K Pierre to CS Delport, LEG BYES, 1 run, gets down to sweep and goes off the pad to short fine.
K Pierre to CS Delport, No run, slants across a length ball that takes the outside of the bat to point.
Brandon: "@Breado the one of the main reason that the final is hosted in Trinidad so much is that there is always a sell out crowd and also revenues are always generated even if Trinidad is not playing"
Anon06: "@Breado: It's not whether a country deserves to host the playoffs/finals or not. Countries bid to host matches before fixtures are announced, and T&T has won the rights to host the finals in those 4 seasons."
Nirvan: "@Breado, don't pull the unfair card. All Guyana has to do is bid for the finals! Plus Guyana is a longgg stretch behind T&T in terms of ticket sales "