A supreme all-round performance by Rovman Powell took the Jamaica Tallawahs to second spot on the log.
The Tallawahs capped their Caribbean Premier League schedule with a sensational win over the Guyana Amazon Warriors, as Powell produced a masterclass of all-round brilliance to secure victory by eight wickets with 11 balls left in the tank, hitting the winning runs with a four to leg.
Powell shared an unbroken 114-run stand for the third wicket with Ross Taylor as the pair secured victory off the first ball of the 19th over, after Glenn Phillips (27) and Johnson Charles (25) had started with 40 off 27 balls for the first wicket.
Superb hitting from Taylor (60 off 41 balls, five fours, three sixes) and Powell (55 off 34 balls, six fours, two sixes) left the Amazon bowlers with no answers, with only Imran Tahir (2-30, econ 7.50) holding any sway over the batsmen.
The Amazons would have felt confident of their chances after scoring 173-6 off their 20 overs, Shimron Hetmyer scoring 48 off 41 balls and Jason Mohammed a fiery 54 off 33 balls (five fours, three sixes).
Samuel Badree was the tightest of the Tallawahs bowlers, taking 1-24 at just six runs to the over, but the hero of the innings was Powell, who took three catches, including a caught and bowled effort to remove top-scorer Mohammed. The pick of the bunch was an incredible, one-handed catch leaping up on the long on boundary to remove Durban-born dangerman Cameron Delport. Powell also bowled Roshon Primus first ball to finish with figures of 2-21.
The win was the highest successful T20 run chase in Guyana.
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