Twitter Reactions: Shimron Hetmyer's hundred dictates the game as Tallawahs slide down in the chase

Twitter Reactions: Shimron Hetmyer’s hundred dictates the game as Tallawahs slide down in the chase

Twitterati was all in praise of Shimron Hetmyer, who played a destructive inning and scored a sumptuous century. They also trolled the Tallawahs for their pathetic batting performance in this game.

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer of Guyana Amazon Warriors. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/Getty Images)

The first game played this year in the United States of America provided the fans with a great delectation. The Jamaica Tallawahs met the Guyana Amazon Warriors at Lauderhill in Florida. Shimron Hetmyer was the star of the night having produced a 47-ball century. The 21-year-old was at his destructive best and put up an amazing display of his big-hitting prowess.

His century helped the Amazon Warriors bag a massive 71-run win against one of the favourites in the tournament. The Tallawahs lost their first game this season and in quite an embarrassing manner. They lost 8 wickets for just 37 runs which by their own standards is a shocker. The Warriors now sit at the top of the points table having replaced the Tallawahs.

Shimron Hetmyer puts up a remarkable performance

After having elected to bat first, the Warriors lost both their openers early. Samuel Badree dismissed Chadwick Walton for 9 runs right in the second over of the innings. Soon, Luke Ronchi was also dismissed by DreRuss. Thereafter, Shimron Hetmyer and Shoaib Malik had a magnificent partnership worth 108 runs and to a large extent didn’t just dictate terms for the innings but for the game as well.

Hetmyer’s intentions were clear right from the first ball that he faced. The 21-year-old kept going hard at the bowlers and took just 25 balls to bring up his fifty. He continued with the same momentum and got to his 100 in 47 balls. However, the Warriors struggled to end on a high after his dismissal. They only managed to strike 46 runs in the last 5 overs. Skipper Malik scored 50 runs in the innings as his team ended up with a total of 209 runs in 20 overs.

Tallawahs batsmen fail to capitalize

In the chase, Kennar Lewis got the Tallawahs off to a flyer. He scored 14 runs off the first five balls that he faced and was looking dangerous. But, he played one shot too many and ended up losing his wicket on the sixth ball that he faced. However, Glenn Philips and Ross Taylor stitched a very good partnership together. The team reached 101 runs after 10 overs and lost Taylor in the course.

The platform was set for a perfect chase. But, the 11th over that Imran Tahir bowled changed the complexion of the match. First, David Miller was run out and then off the next ball, Tahir dismissed Philips who was threatening to take the game away. What followed was possibly the worst possible collapse as the Tallawahs were bundled out for 138 just runs. Andre Russell got out on a poor delivery disappointing one and all. The Jamaicans lost 8 wickets for just 37 runs in the latter half of the innings.

Twitterati was all in praise of Shimron Hetmyer, who played a destructive inning and scored a sumptuous century. They also trolled the Tallawahs for their pathetic batting performance in this game.

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