Samuels’ ton not enough to save Hawksbills
CAPTAIN?Marlon Samuels led from the front with his maiden Twenty20 century yesterday.
However, his magnificent unbeaten 102 still wasn’t enough for the Antigua Hawksbills to record their first victory in this year’s Limacol Caribbean Premier League as the Guyana Amazon Warriors won the high-scoring encounter by 19 runs to welcome CPL?cricket to Warner Park, St Kitts.
The Warriors’ imposing total of 212 for five, was built around New Zealander Martin Guptill’s superb 90 laced with seven fours and six sixes off 51 balls and skipper Denesh Ramdin’s 34-ball 51. the Hawksbills made a gallant attempt to get that elusive victory, reaching 193 for three from their 20 overs.
Samuels slammed ten fours and eight sixes in his blazing 52-ball knock. He shared an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 161 in 14.2 overs with Antiguan Orlando Peters, who made 67 off 45 balls with four fours and five sixes.
Barbadian swing bowler Miguel Cummins had the unenviable record of delivering five consecutive no-balls in his solitary over which cost 23 runs during the Amazon Warriors’ innings. (EZS)