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CRICKET: Tallawahs now gearing up for second CPL T20 home match

Published:Friday | August 16, 2013 | 4:26 AM

Chris Gayle’s Jamaica Tallawahs are now focussing on their second home game of the inaugural Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 after a losing start at Sabina Park yesterday.



Jamaica Tallawahs will face leaders Barbados Tridents tomorrow before rounding off the home schedule against Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel on Sunday.



In the opening home fixture, Jamaica Tallawahs lost by five runs to Guyana Amazon Warriors.



Seting a victory target of 140, Jamaica Tallawahs were restricted to 134 for eight after needing 10 in the last over.



Christopher Barnwell, who bowled the final over, conceded four runs and picked up two wickets.



That was Barnwell’s only over of the match.



Gayle top scored for Jamaica Tallawahs with 43 from 46 balls, while Chadwick Walton playing in his first game hammered 36 from 20 balls.



Jamaican fast bowler Krishmar Santokie ended with two for 33 for Guyana Amazon Warriors.



Earlier, Guyana Amazon Warriors, electing to bat, scored 136 for six off their 20 overs with James Franklin making 40, Martin Guptill 39 and Lendl Simmons 30.



Vernon Philanders was the most successful bowler for Jamaica Tallawahs with two for 23.



With the victory, their second over Jamaica Tallawahs, Guyana Amazon Warriors joined Barbados Tridents atop the points table on eight points.



Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle was left disappointed.



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