CPL 2023: Amazon Warriors, Kings share points after no result

SUMMARY: Guyana Amazon Warriors 56-2 from 5 overs (Saim Ayub 24*, Azam Khan 21, Chandrapaul Hemraj 4; Jair McAllister 1-7, Christopher Sole 1-22) v St. Lucia Kings

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Rain was to prove the victor as Saint Lucia Kings and Guyana Amazon Warriors took a point apiece in the Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Inclement weather throughout the day suggested what play we did get would be in a shortened match and Faf Du Plessis having won the toss made the decision to bowl first to allow the Kings the chance to assess the conditions.

The match was persistently interrupted before eventually being reduced to a five over a side shoot out.

Saim Ayub and Chandrapaul Hemraj tried to accelerate but on a pitch with good bounce and carry they struggled with their timing before Hemraj fell first for 4 midway through the third over.

However, that wicket seemed to spark the Amazon Warriors innings into life and Ayub and Azam Khan took Chris Sole and Alzarri Joseph for 18 and 19 runs respectively.

There was to be further woe for the Kings after they accrued the slow over rate penalty for the final over but Jair McCallister bowled a brilliant death over on his CPL debut to ensure the Amazon Warriors were restricted to 56 from their five overs.

DLS readjusted the Saint Lucia target to 59 but the match was to see no further action as rain returned to call a permanent halt to proceedings.

The result meant both teams shared the spoils in a result that sent Saint Lucia to the top of the nascent CPL table. (CPLT20) 

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