The Jamaica Tallawahs escaped from 2-4 to beat the table-topping Guyana Amazon Warriors by five wickets in the CPL.
Admittedly, they were chasing only 129 to win, but once the top four batsmen had departed with just two runs on the board, the Warriors must have fancied their chances of extending their lead at the top of the table. Perhaps even more so when the fifth wicket fell at 45.
The medium pace of Sohail Tanvir and Ali Khan, aided by a run-out, did the damage. But the Jamaicans did have a trump card in Chris Gayle, batting down the order. He had left the field during the Warriors innings, and had an 18-minute penalty wait before he could bat.
He proceded to score 45 off 29 (2×4, 4×6), embellishing a stoic 54 off 47 from Shakib al Hasan, to carry the side through.
Earlier, Steyn had taken 2-31 off four overs, including opener Martin Guptil for 0, as the Tallawahs strangled the Warriors’ batting. The honours, though, went to left-arm spinner Imad Wasim, who took 2-12 off four.