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Tallawahs beaten by Red Steel

Published:Sunday | July 27, 2014 | 12:00 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

Evin Lewis's fiery half-century coupled with Kevin O'Brien's four-wicket haul fired Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to their fourth win and third on the trot, as they beat Jamaica Tallawahs by 13 runs here yesterday.

Sent in at Queen's Park Oval, Red Steel amassed 183 for five off their 20 overs with Lewis smashing an attractive 72 from 43 deliveries. O'Brien chipped in with 32, left-hander Darren Bravo got 30 while captain Dwayne Bravo scored 24.

Seamers André Russell (2-23) and Rusty Theron (2-34) picked up two wickets apiece.

In reply, Jamaica were held to 170 for six from their allotted overs despite captain Chris Gayle's top score of 60 from 46 balls and Russell's whirlwind unbeaten 40 from 17 balls.

Jermaine Blackwood scored a measured 28 from 26 balls.

Medium pacer O'Brien made the difference with his spell of four for 23 from three overs, removing both Gayle and Blackwood who posted 76 for the second wicket.

The defeat ended Tallawahs' unbeaten run and sent Red Steel to the top of the standings with eight points.

In the day's second match at Kensington Oval in Barbados, Guyana Amazon Warriors defeated Barbados Tridents by seven runs.

Scores: Amazon Warriors 173 for five off 20 overs (Lendl Simmons 64, Martin Guptill 5; Jeevan Mendis 2-33).

Tridents 166 for four off 20 overs (Dwayne Smith 104 not out, Shoaib Malik 50).