The match Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Royals saw Chandrapaul Hemraj score his maiden T20 century. This match marked the total devastation of Barbados Royals by a lead of 9 wickets. The Royals picked up the bats first, setting a target of 131 runs. The Warriors won the game by losing just one wicket in the process. To put the cherry on top, at 99 runs, Hemraj hit the triple digits by scoring a six over backward point.
It took Hemraj only 25 balls to score his first 50 runs in the game. Hemraj scored his first century on the same pitch that witnessed Faf du Plessis score a century earlier that day. Hemraj’s performance in the Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Royals match undermined the efforts of the Royals as a whole, scoring a total of 105 runs, not out.
With a slow start, the Guyana Amazon Warriors started their bowling attack in the fifth over when Imran Tahir took three wickets. Johnson Charles, Smit Patel and Glenn Philips all fell for Tahir’s expert bowling tricks. After the fall of those three wickets, the Royals continued playing with four players scoring just around 20.
In comparison to the Royals’ batting performance, the Warriors’ batting performance was on another level. Brandon King and Hemraj scored 71 runs during the powerplay and then went to hit 103 runs, after which Brandon King went out to Nyeem Young. Hemraj scored 20 more runs to reach his milestone. Shoaib Malik entered after King but didn’t support Hemraj well.
Even with Malik’s missed efforts in the 13th over, Hemraj scored 12 more runs crossing the century. Young’s bowling in the 15th over set the team in panic for a while, but all panic dissipated after Young served a short ball. Hemraj put the final nail in the coffin and hit a new personal record in the CPL 2021.