Match Details

GAW vs SLK 26th Match, CPL 2023

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St Lucia Kings won by 7 wickets 🏆
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15th Over:
= 5
16th Over:
= 12
Last Over:
= 13
This Over:
= 6

Player of the Match

Bhanuka Rajapaksa
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Bhanuka Rajapaksa Jersy
8 (7)12 (6)1 2 0 0 114.29 200.00
P'ship : 21(10)
Last Wkt :   Colin Munro 55(43)
BowlerO Smith
0-251.3 16.67
SLKSLK - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4847
10 Over 7991
15 Over 137139
GAWGAW - 1st Innings
6 Over 4935
10 Over 6554
15 Over 9995
20 Over 154167


Inn 1
Inn 2
8:10 AM IST, 10:40 PM Local Time | Well that's all for this game folks! This is Anirudh Modi, signing off along with my co-commentator Saptak Sanyal, and our scorer/analyst Ghanendra Singh Thakur! See you on the next one!
Sikandar Raza(Saint Lucia Kings Captain)- "I am feeling a little bit relieved that we are not playing a do or die game. We tried to reduce the extras and believed we can dominate if we do that.

Alzarri bowled very well today. One end was faster and the other end was bit sticky and I tried to use Alzarri that way. He bowled critical overs, took wickets. Fordie(Matthew Ford)also bowled well and today we trusted him with the old ball.

Bhanuka with the bat was a treat to watch. What an exceptional innings from him."
Imran Tahir | Guyana Amazon Warriors Captain: "We want to be in a situation like that and that's why we chose to bat first, it's nothing to worry about but I always say we need to improve, the only concern is we should have executed our plans better but other than that I'm very happy.

The pitch even yesterday played a little up and down, earlier it was a little drier and that's why the spinners got more grip. We need to do more homework and I'm glad we got us in this kind of situation. 

Saim has a got a little groin issue but he is going to be fine. He has been a fantastic player for us and we are gonna assess him closely. We tried our best today but the conditions were better in the second innings but that's fine, we will learn and adapt for future games."
8:05 AM IST | 10:35 PM Local Time | Time for the post match ceremony.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa(Saint Lucia Kings)- "First of all I am happy for the Sri Lanka team's win and I'm happy that we qualified today. My captain said me to go and give your best today and I am playing the game after a while, so it feels nice. The environment of this team is very good. I will try to keep an update of the Asia Cup Final on Sunday from my manger(laughs) and will try to win the contest here against Jamaica Tallawahs."
Player of the Match- Bhanuka Rajapaksa
7:55 AM IST, 10:25 PM Local Time | What a victory for St. Lucia as they make their way to the playoffs! They complete a dominant victory over the table toppers Guyana Amazon Warriors by 7 wickets! 

Guyana won the toss and elected to bat first,
the decision looked like a dicey one as Guyana got off to a very cautious start, scoring just 35/1 after the first 6 overs. The St. Lucia bowlers kept the pressure on to keep picking up wickets at regular interval to leave Guyana reeling at 82/3 after 13.1 overs. 

However, contributions from Azam Khan and the lower middle order ensured their team set up a par score of 167/5 after their 20 overs. Azam Khan top scored for his team with 40 runs off 25 balls. Alzarri Joseph was the pick of the bowlers for his figures of 2/31 from his 4 overs! 

Come the chase, things started very well for Guyana as they picked up the wicket of Johnston Charles, but that was all Guyana got for the rest of the innings. Bhanuka Rajapaksa showed off his capability with the bat to eventually register 86 runs from 49 balls and put in a man of the match performance to lead his team to the playoffs! 

He was well supported by Colin Munro (55 runs off 43 balls), who after initial struggles found his groove to settle in and bring his team to the brink of victory! Raza and Williams held their nerves and completed the chase within 18 overs to seal the W! 

Excellent from St. Lucia today as they qualify for the playoffs and will hope to carry this momentum in the upcoming games!
That's the game!!!!!
17.3 O Smith to S Williams
4 FOUR! A comprehensive victory for St. Lucia! Williams seals the game for his team! Good length delivery, on the off stump, slaps it through mid-off as the fielder misfields for the ball to trickle towards the ropes and the victory!
17.2 O Smith to S Raza
1 Short of the wicket, outside the off stump, slashes it to third man for a single.
17.1 O Smith to S Williams
1 Over the wicket, length delivery, outside the off stump, cuts late to third man for a single.
4 needed from the last 3 overs.
St Lucia Kings
Sikandar Raza
Sean Williams
Gudakesh Motie
16.6 G Motie to S Williams
1 Single to end the over, full length delivery, on the off stump, sweeps it to deep backward square to retain strike.
16.5 G Motie to S Raza
1 Good length delivery, on the stumps, tucks it away through forward square for a single.
Huge misfield there at long off!
16.4 G Motie to S Raza
4 FOUR! OH MY! Guyana have been poor in the field today and this is another testament to it! Good length delivery, on the off stump, slaps it to long off where the fielder is beaten to the ropes by the ball for consecutive boundaries!
16.3 G Motie to S Raza
4 FOUR! Raza brings his team to within 10 runs of victory! Back of a length delivery, outside the off stump, sits up nicely for him to slap it over the covers infield to register a boundary!
16.2 G Motie to S Raza
0 Around the wicket, good length delivery, on the stumps, defends it in front.