Gayle, van der Dussen, Mahmudullah raze Tallawahs to lead Patriots into playoffs

Mon, Sep 3, '18

 

Caribbean Premier League

Blazing knocks by Chris Gayle and Rassie van der Dussen, complemented by a devastating cameo by Mahmudullah, helped St Kitts & Nevis Patriots clinch the fourth and final playoff spot in CPL 2018 with a dramatic seven-wicket win over Jamaica Tallawahs via the DLS Method at Warner Park. Patriots were cruising at 65 for 1 in 6.3 overs, chasing 207, when rain sent the players off for a 40-minute delay.

The match had already been delayed an hour at the start due to early evening rain. With more interruptions anticipated, Patriots captain Gayle's decision to bowl first was vindicated, when the target was revised to a very manageable 53 off the final 4.3 overs following the restart. Despite a brief stumble, characterised by two wickets in the first four balls after play restarted, Mahmudullah erased any doubt with 28 not out off 11 balls to finish off the match with five balls to spare.

 

ESPNcricinfo has the report

 

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