Just mere days since the 2021 Hero CPL started, Sherfane Rutherford has managed to make his second fifty helping his team, the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots clinch another win this time over the Guyana Amazon Warriors. Here’s how the game went.
The Guyana Warriors came into this game riding high after beating last season’s winners, the Trinbago Knight Riders. They won the toss and elected to bat first which proved to go well for them as Pooran’s team posted a challenging 166/3 strengthened by a superb showing between Mohammed Hafeez and Shimron Hetmyer. The Warriors paced their innings well thanks to Hafeez and his 70 runs from 59 balls which allowed Shimron to play well. They put on a 101 run from 67 deliveries. Additionally, Imran Tahir helped things along by eliminating the Patriots’ openers keeping the Warriors ahead.
At this point, the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots knew they were in trouble, despite making an opening stand of 69 in 9 overs. They went on to lose 3 for 4 when Tahir eliminated their openers, but yet again, Rutherford and Dwayne forged another match-winning partnership that allowed their team to win. However, Dwayne was eliminated with 18 runs to go, but Sherfane made light work of this gap, scoring his second half-century of the season.
The first 3 balls of the penultimate over only gave Bravo a single and a wicket, taken at long-off against Naveen-ul-Haq. However, this was followed by 2 more 6 by Sherfane before Allen struck his first delivery for 4. The Warriors’ innings were based on the 101 runs, and while Hetmyer scored a good clip, Hafeez struggled to move through, and the pair failed in simultaneous deliveries from Meekeren in the 18th over. This left Pooran to face 9 balls in the innings and the last 4 overs, with Paul, Drakes, and Bravo closing out the game strongly.
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