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CRICKET: Jamaica Tallawahs now preparing for Trinidad Red Steel

Published:Monday | August 5, 2013 | 1:39 PM

Jamaica Tallawahs are now preparing for a Wednesday clash with Trinidad Red Steel after releasing their maiden victory in the inaugural Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 in Guyana yesterday.



The Tallawahs’ maiden victory came against Marlon Samuels’ Antigua Hawksbills at the Providence Stadium.



An unbeaten fourth wicket stand of 69 between Andre Russell and Danza Hyatt steered Jamaica Tallawahs to a seven-wicket victory, their first win from two games.



Andre Russell powered his way to 42 not out off 23 balls while Hyatt made 25 not out, as the Tallawahs, needing 118 for victory reached 120 for three off 16 overs and five balls.



Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle again struggled with the bat – scoring 11 from 20 balls.



Earlier, South African bowler Vernon Philander picked up three for 16 to help restrict Antigua Hawksbills to 117.



Sri Lanka spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan and Gayle supported with two wickets each.



Jamaica Tallawahs will now meet Trinidad Red Steel on Wednesday at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.



In the late game last night, St Lucia Zouks scored 129 for five to beat Guyana Amazon Warriors which scored 126 for six.



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