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Barbados Royals Confirm Place in the Hero CPL Playoffs

Sep 24, 2022

TAROUBA, Trinidad – The Barbados Royals’ victory over the Guyana Amazon Warriors secured their place in the 2022 Hero sponsored Caribbean Premier League playoffs (CPL).

With a 26-run victory over the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the decisive game, the Barbados Royals earned their place in the playoffs of the 2022 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). There were only 16 overs left in the game. 

St. Lucia Kings defeated Trinbago Knight Riders by one run in the other game to increase their hopes of making the final four for the play-offs.

Barbados currently leads the table with 14 points after eight games, followed by St. Lucia with 8 points, Jamaica Tallawahs with 8 points, though St. Lucia has a higher Net Run Rate (NRR), Trinbago Knight Riders in fourth place with 7 points, and St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in fifth place with 6 points. The Amazon Warriors of Guyana are in last place with three points.

The Amazon Warriors won the toss and chose to field first, which turned out to be the right move. The Amazon Warriors made it difficult for the Royals to navigate the circumstances by regularly taking away wickets, and it was only a late-order comeback from Jason Holder and Mujeeb Ur Rahman that made sure the Royals finished with a respectable score of 107/6. 

However, that number proved to be more than enough as the Royals strolled to victory because to their outstanding and tight bowling attack, led by Mujeeb and Rahkeem Cornwall.

The spinners of the Guyana Amazon Warriors asserted themselves on the game, taking all six of the wickets that fell in the Barbados Royals innings on a low and slow pitch. After the rain delay reduced the Royals to 62/5, Imran Tahir immediately removed David Miller, but Jason Holder and Mujeeb Ur Rahman put together a 39-run partnership off 16 balls to give the Royals a total to defend. 

The Amazon Warriors initially appeared to be in a better position, but after four spellbinding overs, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Rahkeem Cornwall held the Warriors to 12 runs for the cost of one wicket. The Amazon Warriors were unable to get going, and the Royals ultimately won the match handily.

Brief scores: Guyana Amazon Warriors 81/9 in 16 overs (Odean Smith 15, Rahkeem Cornwall 2/12, Ramon Simmonds 2/21, Obed McCoy 2/24) defeated Barbados Royals 107/6 in 16 overs (Jason Holder 40 not out, Rahkeem Cornwall 20, Chandrapaul Hemraj 3/15, Junior Sinclair 2/15) by 26 runs (DLS – match reduced to 16 overs). 

The player of the game goes to Jason Holder.

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