Though 17 runs might seem little, when they make the team win against their opponent, they are more valuable than centuries. The victory by 17 runs took place in the T20 cricket match played as a part of CPL (Caribbean Premier League) 2021.
Two teams battling against each other in this match were Guyana Amazon Warriors and St Lucia Kings. Both the teams have played decently in the tournament till now. Although their performances have not been superb, the hopes of their fans are high. The winning team was the Guyana Amazon Warriors. Gudakesh Motie from the winning team was awarded the title of ‘Player of the Match’.
In his speech, he thanked everyone who has supported him in his journey. The target of 152 runs was not high, and it seemed as if the chasing team would win, but soon tables turned on the side of Guyana Amazon Warriors.
The CPL 2021 schedule had so many interesting matches, one of which was this match. Nine matches are yet to be played in this tournament. Those matches include two semi-finals and a final match as well. The teams that will qualify for the semi-finals will be determined based on the remaining matches, i.e., matches that will be played on 11th and 12th September.
Talking about Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Kings, this is not the first time these two teams have faced each other in this year’s Caribbean Premier League. In their first match against each other, Saint Lucia Kings won by 51 runs.
Played at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts, this match was the 22nd match in CPL 2021. The biggest contribution in the victory of the Guyana Amazon Warriors team was made by Brandon King, who scored 77 runs. No other batsmen in his team would even come close to his score. Odean Smith and Romario Shepherd were not out at the end of the batting of the winning team.