Romario Shepherd (3 for 22) and Imran Tahir (3 for 12) shared six wickets between them to help Guyana Amazon Warriors ease past Barbados Tridents by six wickets. Tridents were able to manage just 89 for 9 in their 20 overs before Warriors completed the chase in 14.2 overs.
As a result, Barbados Tridents were knocked out of the tournament. It is the first time in the history of the CPL that a defending champion has not been able to qualify for the knockouts.
Put in, Tridents looked like a deflated unit right from the start. After being 14 for 2, they soon slipped to 28 for 4. The move to send Rashid Khan at No. 3 too failed as Afghanistan spinner bagged a first-ball duck. Chris Green continued his good form and once again was very economical - giving away just 17 runs from his four overs. There was some resistance towards the end - by Mitchell Santner and Nyeem Young - but the top-order failure meant they weren't able to motor towards a challenging score.
Warriors were rocked early in the chase when Santner dismissed Brandon King on the first ball of the innings but things settled down pretty quickly as Chandrapaul Hemraj and Shimron Hetmyer scored 35 for the second wicket. Hetmyer dug in and took the side home with Ross Taylor too chipping in with unbeaten 16.
Brief scores: Barbados Tridents 89/9 in 20 overs (Imran Tahir 3-12, Romario Shepherd 3-22) lost to Guyana Amazon Warriors 90/4 in 14.2 overs (Shimron Hetmyer 32*) by six wickets.
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