Jangoo (68*), Reifer (57*) blast Tallawahs to Men’s 6IXTY semi-finals
SUMMARY: Jamaica Tallawahs 162-3 from 10 overs (Amir Jangoo 68*, Raymon Reifer 57*) vs Barbados Royals 121 all out from 9.5 overs (Harry Tector 35, Corbin Bosch 33, Rahkeem Cornwall 25; Raymon Reifer 3-16, Nicholson Gordon 2-18)
The crowds were partying, the sun was out and the cricket was red hot. It could only mean one thing – another day of SKYECH 6IXTY action from Warner Park.
Undeniably the stand-out performance of the day came from the bats of Amir Jangoo and Raymon Reifer who blasted the ball to all parts as the Jamaica Tallawahs rocketed to the highest score the SKYECH 6IXTY so far and booked themselves a spot in the semi-final.
When it comes to ferocious batting, look no further than this Tallawahs pair.
They brought up the team’s 150 with two balls remaining and put together a staggering partnership of 102. Ten sixes were hit throughout the innings, and it was an incredible display of batting of the highest level as they made 162-3, even finishing with a bang hitting a huge six off the final delivery.
The Royals’ bowlers had no answer for the sublime batting and could only watch as the ball continued to sail to all parts.
Unperturbed by the mammoth total, Rahkeem Cornwall came out with boundaries on the brain and launched four huge sixes in a row. Going for a fifth was a step too far and he was caught on the boundary.
Corbin Bosch and Harry Tector continued to bludgeon the ball and, at the half-way mark in the chase, the Royals were 76-2 and chasing hard. A chase that had looked well out of reach was suddenly looming closer, but there just wasn’t enough fire power in the chase to get the Royals over the line.
But there was no miracle for the Royals and the party was over when they lost their sixth wicket on the 59th ball.
The 41-run victory meant the Tallawahs qualify for the semi-finals and will be the team to beat. With Reifer batting at a 300 strike-rate and taking three-fors, he is a force to be reckoned with. (CPL)