Jamaica Tallawahs 126/5 (King 30, Reifer 30*; Forde 4/23, Pierre 1/26) beat Saint Lucia Kings 125/9 (Chase 40, Raza 19; Allen 4/25, Green 2/19) by five wickets
The Jamaica Tallawahs will head to Qualifier 2 of the Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League (CPL) following a comprehensive five-wicket defeat of the Saint Lucia Kings.
The Tallawahs won the toss and opted to field first and that proved to be an inspired decision as they ripped through the Kings' batting to restrict them to 125/9.
The Kings never adapted to the slow track and this was made harder when they ran into a Fabian Allen Playoff masterclass as the all-rounder led the way for the Tallawahs taking 4/25.
The Kings were always up against it from that moment and the Tallawahs duly wrapped up victory inside 18 overs having been given a great foundation by Brandon King and Alex Hales.