Eliminated Royals end on a high
BASSETERRE – Kyle Mayers and Glenn Phillips carved out high-class, unbeaten half-centuries as Barbados Royals completed the tournament’s highest successful run chase, to stun St Lucia Kings by eight wickets and end an otherwise dismal campaign on a high, yesterday.
Asked to chase 191 on a belter at Warner Park, the already eliminated Royals cruised to their target with seven balls to spare with the left-handed Mayers hitting 81 not out off 62 balls and Phillips stroking a scintillating 80 not out off only 39 deliveries.
Mayers, with five single-digit scores in his seven previous innings, lashed five fours and half-dozen sixes while Phillips clobbered two fours and nine sixes, the pair putting on a magnificent 154 in an unbroken third wicket stand.
“I think it was a great partnership. There’s a great understanding between me and Glenn. We read the game well,” said Man-Of-The-Match Mayers who had earlier taken three for 39 with his medium pace in Kings’ 190 for six off 20 overs. (CMC)
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