TRIDENTS BOWLERS PUSH TALLAWAHS TO THE EDGE
Sun, 29th, Sep 2019
A spirited fight from Ashley Nurse and JP Duminy with the bat could not stop Tallawahs from breaking their four game winless run. Nurse displayed some serious fireworks, scoring three consecutive boundaries of Christopher Lamont as soon as he walked out into the middle, and then he followed that up by hitting Chinaman Zahir Khan for back-to-back sixes.
The pair of Duminy and Nurse looked good for their 49-run partnership, but once the South African was dismissed, Ashley Nurse too was out in the very next ball leaving the Tridents 7/119. From then on the rear guard could add only another 21 runs.
The Jamaica Tallawahs won the toss and chose to field first, as the Tallawahs did the last time they won the toss here at Kingston. The combination of left-arm spinner George Worker and off-spinner Ramaal Lewis got the host to a great start, reducing the Tridents to 5/70. From then on the Chinaman Zahir Khan took over spinning his web of googlies, picking up three important wickets, including that of Captain Jason Holder for a first ball duck. The Tridents could add only 23 runs in the last four overs, they ended up at 140/9.
The Tallawahs started their innings with a 48-run opening stand. Jason Holder got the Tridents into the game, picking both openers Glenn Phillips and Gayle in the same over.
Soon after, the leg-spinner Hayden Walsh turned the game in the Tridents favour by picking back-to-back wickets. First he got George Worker LBW playing down the wrong line against a mean leg-spinner. Then the American followed it up with an accurate googly to take Dwayne Smith completely by surprise. The Tallawahs captain Chadwick Walton though stood strong and went on to score an unbeaten 51 off 42 balls. With the help of a cameo from Javelle Glen, who scored 27 of 12 balls, Tallawahs were able to make it past the finish line with nine balls to spare.
Jamaica Tallawahs 145/6 (Chadwick Walton 51*, Jason Holder 2/21, Hayden Walsh 2/34) beat Barbados Tridents 140/9 (Ashley Nurse 37, Zahir Khan 3/20, George Worker 2/16) by 4 wickets