Match Report : 12th Match: Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs at Bridgetown, July 11, 2016
Brief Scores: Jamaica Tallawahs 116/2 in 10 overs (Chris Gayle 47*, Kumar Sangakkara 25; Ravi Rampaul 1-25, Shoaib Malik 1-31) vs Barbados Tridents. No Result.
Heavy rains, on Monday (July 11), at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados resulted in the clash between Barbados Tridents and Jamaica Tallawahs ending without a result.
Kieron Pollard, Barbados Tridents skipper, won the toss and elected to field. The first spell of shower that came down soon after the toss had shortened the match to 12-overs-a-side.
The reduced number of overs had allowed the batsmen to go for the big shots quite early in the match. While Chadwick Walton (25) played out a few dot deliveries during his 21-ball stay, Chris Gayle ensured the scoring rate hovered around the 10 runs-an-over mark.
It was in company of Kumar Sangakkara, who walked out to bat after Walton holed out to AB de Villiers at long off, that Jamaica Tallwahs took the game out of the control of the hosts. An exhibition of power-hitting combined with graceful strokes piled misery on the Barbados Tridents bowlers, with Shoaib Malik and David Wiese being meted out a harsh treatment by the left-handed duo.
Gayle and Sangakkara put on a 59-run stand for the second wicket in only 3.5 overs, before the Sri Lankan southpaw was eventually beaten by Ravi Rampaul’s pace and had his stumps uprooted. Rovman Powell’s ugly slogs proved ungainly as he failed to middle the ball in his five-ball 6-run knock, which included a boundary off the outside edge.
Gayle slammed five monstrous sixes, apart from two boundaries, in his unbeaten 20-ball 47 as his side posted 116 for 2 in 10 overs when play was stopped for the second and last time in the match.