Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
The world's top Twenty20 bowler, Sunil Narine, earned the man-of-the-match award for his miserly spell of one for 10 off four overs as his Guyana Amazon Warriors defeated Jamaica Tallawahs by five runs in the inaugural Limacol Caribbean Premier League cricket tournament at Sabina Park yesterday.
Narine baffled the batsmen with his spin and bounce as the Warriors won against the Tallawahs for the second occasion. The Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies spinner was delighted with his performance.
"The pitch was flat, and I haven't been bowling well. I am happy that we were able to win this game, The guys gave a pretty decent performance, especially Barnwell (Christopher)," Narine said in a post-match interview.
"We are now looking forward to the semi-final next week. The team is coming together," he added.
Guyana Amazon Warriors batted first and scored 139 for six off 20 overs, while Jamaica Tallawahs got to 134 for eight off 20 overs.
The Warriors are joint leaders alongside the Barbados Trident on eight points apiece, while Tallawahs are next on six in the six-team tournament.
Jamaica Tallawahs will play Barbados Trident tomorrow and Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel on Sunday. Both games are scheduled for Sabina Park, starting at 2 p.m. each day.