Twitter Reactions: Openers and pacers secure second win for Jamaica Tallawahs

Twitter Reactions: Openers and pacers secure second win for Jamaica Tallawahs

Tallawahs' pacer Kesrick Williams was adjudged the man of the match.

Kesrick Williams (L) and Kumar Sangakkara (R) of Jamaica Tallawahs celebrate the dismissal of Sunil Narine. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20 via Getty Images)

The drums of Windian franchise based T20 extravaganza are beating out loud as the teams are fighting it out in the Caribbean for the coveted Caribbean Premier League (CPL) trophy. On Wednesday (according to the Windian time), Shah Rukh Khan owned team and sister franchise of Kolkata Knight Riders, the Trinbago Knight Riders faced the defending champions and perhaps the most consistent team of CPL, Jamaica Tallawahs.

The Jamaican team does not have the monster Chris Gayle amongst their ranks in this edition, but Lendl Simmons and Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara are not willing to let the fans cry over it. Tallawahs secured their second win from three games, owing to the fiery spells from their pacers and a rock solid opening pair. Winning the toss, Sanga went the usual way and decided to have his wicket-keeping gloves on first.

Swashbuckling opener Brendon McCullum opened the innings with bowler-turned-all-rounder Sunil Narine. With two hard-hitting openers, the fans witnessed what they wanted at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. After the dismissal of the Kiwi legend, another hard-hitter of the ball and Brendon’s country-mate Colin Munro carried the demolition. But the pacers, namely Santokie, Williams and Pakistani veteran Sami brought the Tallawahs back in the game.

After Darren Bravo’s dismissal, no batsman could reach even double figures as the red shirts managed to get only 147 runs after such a quickfire start. 148 was not a very difficult total to chase but it still required solidarity and who can provide it better than Kumar Sangakkara? When on one hand Lendl Simmons was taking the charge on the bowlers, Sangakkara was ensuring that he is not throwing his wicket away by playing an unnecessary shot.

Narine and Pakistani youngster Shadab Khan brought the home team back in the game but it was too late for the Riders as Shakib Al Hasan and Jonathan Foo drove the Tallawahs towards their second victory. With this, the Tallawahs are now level on points with the Riders and Patriots but they are trailing on the net run rate. The Twitter community, as usual, was very active during the nail biting match.

Here are some top tweets from the match