St. Kitts and Nevis (Sports Page) – Stunning innings by fast rising batting star, Sherfane Rutherford and now renowned West Indies FINISHER, Fabian Allen, helped the St. Kitts –Nevis Patriots, to storm to their fourth consecutive victory, on Wednesday night, in the ongoing CPL tournament, being played at Warner Park in St. Kitts.
The Patriots won the toss and Skipper Bravo inserted the Jamaica Tallawahs.
Kennar Lewis looked set for another cameo, but perished on 13.
Thereafter, the Jamaica batting struggled in the middle overs, but some late order hitting from Carlos Brathwaite and Migael Pretorius, helped to get them to an eventual, respectable 166.
This time around, Andre Russell failed to get going.
In response, Evin Lewis as usual, showed serious intent at the top of the innings, but with Chris Green applying some pressure with his four overs going for a miserly 15 runs, it was anybody’s game.
That was until, Fabian Allen joined Sherfane Rutherford.
Allen struck a forceful 30 not out from just 12 balls and Rutherford slammed his third half century of the tournament, in just 26 balls, again undefeated.
The Patriots won with all of 14 balls to spare.
Summarized scores: Jamaica Tallawahs 166 for 8 in 20 overs: Carlos Brathwaite 27; Chadwick Walton 26 retired; Rovman Powell 24
Dwayne Bravo 3 for 25; Paul van Meekeren 2 for 27; Dominic Drakes 2 for 40
Patriots 169 for 4 from 17.4 overs: Sherfane Rutherford 50*; Evin Lewis 39; Fabian Allen 30*
Powell, Russell, Pretorius and Edwards-1 wicket each
Patriots won by 6 wickets