Powell fifty propels Tallawahs atop the table

Sun, Aug 26, '18


Caribbean Premier League

After ending their three-game Florida 'home' slate winless, the Jamaica Tallawahs looked more at ease in a true road setting as Andre Russell's charges rediscovered the winning touch in St Lucia by scoring a 21-run win over St Lucia Stars. A match-up with the franchise holding the most losses in CPL history was just the tonic the Tallawahs needed to reclaim the first place on the table as Rovman Powell's splendid 64 took the Tallawahs past 200.

Needing 124 off the final 10 overs of the chase, the Stars threatened briefly behind David Warner, Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons but were left with too much work to do in the end after a poor start to their reply. With just four points from eight matches, Stars' playoff hopes are hanging by a thread as they head back on the road for their final two contests against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots and Barbados Tridents.

Ten squared partnership

Tallawahs were 56 for 1 at the end of the Powerplay when Qais Ahmad struck with his first ball after entering in the seventh over, getting Johnson Charles to sky a drive to long-off. After the struggles of Ross Taylor to score quickly in Tallawahs' two-run loss to Barbados Tridents in Florida on Wednesday night, Rovman Powell was promoted to No. 4 and the move paid off as Powell scored 64 off 37 balls. Powell and Kennar Lewis scored at 10 per over for 10 overs in a 100-run stand to give the Tallawahs the necessary platform for victory.