The Chris Green-led Guyana Amazon Warriors suffered a humiliating loss against St Lucia Zouks in the second semi-final match of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020. Zouks won the game with all ten wickets in hand and set up the final clash against Trinbago Knight Riders.
After winning the toss, the St Lucia-based franchise opted to bowl first at the Brian Lara Stadium on Wednesday. Batting first, GAW shattered like nine pins against the bowling lineup of Zouks. Opener Brandon King and their leading run-scorer Shimron Hetmyer lost their wickets without troubling the scoreboard in the first over of the match.
Failed to post a challenging total
The wickets of Scott Kuggeleijn’s bowling totally derailed their batting lineup as Guyana bundled out for a paltry score of 55. Opener Chanderpaul Hemraj was their leading run-scorer (25) before the team surrendered inside 14 overs.
The bowling attack of the Zouks turned out to be absolutely lethal as all six of them managed to tick the wickets column.
Chased down target inside the powerplay
When St Lucia Zouks’ openers came out to bat, it seemed that they were batting on a completely different pitch. Rahkeem Cornwall and Mark Deyal tonked the bowlers all around the park for their respective individual scores of 32* and 19*. As a result, STZ ripped apart the opposition inside five overs and took their team to the final faceoff.
The ultimate match of the CPL 2020 will be played between St Lucia Zouks and Trinbago Knight Riders at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on September 10 (Thursday). Earlier TKR defeated Jamaica Tallawahs in another one-sided semi-final. The Trinidad and Tobago-based franchise is yet to be defeated in this tournament, and this makes it difficult for the Zouks to clinch the title.