Twitter Reactions: The Tallawahs win a one-sided encounter against the Tridents

Twitter hails Jamaica on a smooth win.

Johnson Charles
Johnson Charles of Jamaica Tallawahs. (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/Getty Images)

After winning the previous encounter against the Jamaica Tallawahs by a mere two runs, the Barbados Tridents were up against the same opposition on Thursday. But this time, there weren’t any miracle turnarounds in what proved to be pretty much a one-sided contest. The Tridents have now lost three games in a row since their previous encounter against the Tallawahs.

It was a complete team effort that ensured a win in this encounter for the Jamaica Tallawahs. First, they restricted the Barbados Tridents to below par total. Then, they were highly clinical in the chase and won the game by 5 wickets and 2.4 overs left. The Tallawahs are now back to the top spot on the points table and Johnson Charles was adjudged the “Man of the Match” in this game for his half-century.

All the bowlers contributed to the win

The Barbados Tridents were put into bat first by Andre Russell’s Tallawahs. Both Hashim Amla and Martin Guptill were brought back into the playing XI after they were dropped in the previous game. However, Amla failed in this game and was dismissed for just 3 runs. Shai Hope and Steve Smith also failed with the bat and only scored 1 run and 9 runs respectively.

The side kept on losing wickets and was down to 55/5 in 9 overs. Martin Guptill was the lone warrior in the innings and has scored a major chunk of the teams’ score. He piled up 73 runs off 60 balls before he was dismissed by Rovman Powell. The next highest score in the innings was just 20 runs. The team only managed to put 151 runs on the board in 20 overs and lost 9 wickets in the process.

Johnson Charles does the job for Tallawahs in the chase

In the chase, the Jamaica Tallawahs lost two early wickets. Glenn Phillips got out for just 6 runs while Kennar Lewis got out for 8 runs. Lewis’ stay in the middle was a complete struggle and he took 20 balls to score those 8 runs. Despite the fall of these early wickets, Johnson Charles and Rovman Powell put the innings back on track by taking the counter-attack to the opposition.

Charles went hard after the bowlers early in his innings and scored 53 off 33 balls before he got out. Powell played the anchor in the chase and was unbeaten on 35 off 27 balls. With the help of little contributions from the other batsmen, the team got over the line with 5 wickets left and finished the chase off in 17.2 overs. Wahab Riaz picked two wickets for the Barbados Tridents.

Jamaica Tallawahs supporters were happy to see their team back on the top in the points table.

Here is how Twitter reacted: