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Maple oust champs Carlton

stuart Ezra

Maple oust champs Carlton

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PEDRO AGARD smashed seven sixes and four fours in a savage knock of 78 not out off 52 balls that helped CGI Maple qualify for next Sunday’s semi-finals of the Sagicor Twenty20 Cup.
Maple’s triumph came at the expense of 2009 champions Carlton, who failed to utilise the advantage of winning the toss and batting first on a firm pitch. Carlton struggled to 131 for seven off their allotted 20 overs, to which Maple replied with 134 for two off 17.5 overs.
Agard had excellent support from Mario Albert, who struck four sixes in an enterprising 38 off 39 balls. The pair came together after Renaldo Parris fell lbw to left arm spinner Dane Currency in the second over with the score on six. The pair added 87 for the second wicket and by the time Albert was run out in the 14th over, Maple were well on course for victory.
Agard survived a skied chance to wicketkeeper Carlo Morris when 58 and completed the victory with two massive sixes off Currency in the 18th over.
Earlier, Lendl Simmons top-scored for Carlton with 31 off 26 balls.