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CRICKET: Jamaica Tallawahs hunt second straight win tonight

Published:Monday | July 4, 2016 | 7:45 AM
Captain Chris Gayle, who topscored in the opening game, is expected to once again lead the Tallawahs' charge for runs against the Trinbago Knight Riders at the Queens' Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Jamaica Tallawahs will be seeking their second consecutive victory in the Caribbean Premier League competition when they take on defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders at the Queens' Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago today.

The match is set to start at 6 o'clock this evening.

The Tallawahs, who are seeking their second hold on the title, opened their campaign with a close five-run win over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Friday.

Captain Chris Gayle, who topscored in the opening game, is expected to once again lead the Tallawahs' charge for runs.

He is expected to receive support from Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, all-rounder Andre Russell and Chadwick Walton.

South Africa's pacer Dale Steyn, along with Kesrick Williams and Shakib Al Hasan will lead the Tallawahs' bowling unit. 

On the other hand, Knight Riders will be aiming for their second victory in their fourth outing today. 

Meanwhile, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots defeated St Lucia Zouks by 61 runs yesterday. 

The Patriots first made 302 for seven off their 20 overs, with Evin Lewis topscoring with 73.

Devon Thomas also chipped in 48.

Australian Shane Watson picked up three for 36 for the Zouks.  

In reply, the Zouks were reduced to 145 for five off their 20 overs.

Watson was the leading scorer for the Zouks with 55, while Samuel Badree picked up two for 22.