HEADLINE: Zouks annihilate Guyana to reach first final

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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9/9/20, 8:22:41 AM 

An inspired St Lucia Zouks skittled perennial finalists Guyana Amazon Warriors for the second-lowest team total in Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) history and blazed to victory in just 27 balls to complete one of the most dominant performances in T20 history. In doing so they booked their place against the Trinbago Knight Riders in Thursday’s final, the first in the St Lucia franchise’s history.

Zouks captain Daren Sammy put the Amazon Warriors in, but even he could not have seen this coming. Brandon King toe-ended to keeper Andre Fletcher and Shimron Hetmyer inexplicably left his first ball to let it crash into off-stump. Nicholas Pooran denied Scott Kuggeleijn a hat-trick, but only a single and a wide followed, and Mohammad Nabi followed up with a maiden to leave the Amazon Warriors 2/2 after two overs.

Pooran immediately counter-attacked, slashing Kuggeleijn over the slips then dismissively driving him down the ground for back-to-back fours, but he fell trying to loft Nabi down the ground thanks to a wonderful catch by Mark Deyal diving forward from long-off. Chandrapaul Hemraj and Ross Taylor cautiously played out the rest of the Powerplay, at which point the Amazon Warriors were 21/3.

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link solidrock Joined: Jan 15, 2009
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9/9/20, 9:53:05 AM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com
This was not even a cricket match.

link Ridge Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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9/9/20, 9:57:54 AM 
The most disgraceful performance by a cricket team.

link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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9/9/20, 10:17:26 AM 
It surely was an unprofessional performance, the coaches and team should be issuing apologies. I am concern about what is happening to King, the entire tournament he looked out of it, he seem to be developing a sloggers technique.

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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9/9/20, 10:21:01 AM 
In reply to dayne

on second thoughts, i am wondering hether guyana's political instability affected the side. I mean, i dont like the warriors. I think they are arrogant upstarts who haven't won a title as yet. But that performance was uncharacteristically poor.....except pooran cuz he aint guyanese

link bobby Joined: Feb 13, 2003
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9/9/20, 11:19:26 AM 
In reply to dayne

Exactly. He became successful playing proper cricket shots but suddenly he is trying to become a slugger and he is confusing himself.

link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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9/9/20, 12:30:00 PM 
In reply to Jumpstart

The political conditions I am sure had no effect on the team, they have been in Trinidad for over a month now, they were not properly prepared mentally, could be the coaches and captain's fault. Both batting and bowling were bad, the Zouks knock off the runs in 6 overs.

link Osmond Joined: Aug 11, 2019
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9/9/20, 2:24:34 PM 
In reply to dayne

What about the coaching? GAW played 08/30, 09/01, 09/02, 09/03; almost 4 consecutive days. How did the coaching staff ensure that they were still sharp, after 5 days off?

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