93dThe Report by Peter Della Penna in Lauderhill

Hetmyer, Malik destroy Tallawahs as Guyana go top

The 21-year old left-hander became the youngest centurion in CPL history and partnered his captain in a 108-run third-wicket stand to consign Tallawahs to their first defeat of the season

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SO Hetmyer
100(49) 11x4 - 5x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 27 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
4 11 2 11 12 35 3 22
Shoaib Malik
50(33) 1x4 - 4x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
3 0 4 6 1 18 14 4

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ Green
O4
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Imran Tahir
O4
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan

11.20pm That was a swift end. A massive collapse towards the end after a blistering start to the chase, but that's what 200-plus totals do. The pitch can be as flat, the bowling can be off, but all it takes is an over or two of strangulation. There is still an effectiveness to the old-school mentality of winning the toss, batting first and putting up a total on the board. We saw a late meltdown in the first innings as well, as Guyana lost five wickets in their last six overs, and added just 52 runs in the last seven overs. But such was the security provided by the brilliance of Hetmyer and Shoaib Malik that it bailed them out in the end.

"It's a very good feeling, would like to thank the Almighty, and would like to say thanks to everybody, especially my girlfriend," says Man of the Match Shimron Hetmyer. "Positivity was important, I had to keep going and my captain encouraged me. It (playing off the backfoot) was (a ploy). Stay as deep as possible. (Jersey no. 189) is my highest score in any cricket."

"He (Hetmyer) played a fearless innings tonight, that's what we need at the top in any team," says Andre Rusell. "He backed himself and played to his strengths. Credit to him. Going to the crease and batting, bowlers bowling with nothing happening, no swing, and the crowd's behind you.. I didn't feel like it was a home game, it felt like I was playing in Guyana. After the runout is when everything changed, and things started happening. Once you have a good thing going, just try to keep that going as long as possible. Overall a very good game, we pulled it back with the ball. I thought we'd be chasing 240. With the batters we have, we should have got the total."

"Even my last few years when I played for Barbados, you could see a lot of Guyanese people here," says winning captain Shoaib Malik. "I think it's a good thing. If you're playing in America and you see a full crowd, it's always a good sign. Against a good team, 150 or 160 is not good enough. I told Hetmyer, if the ball is in your zone, keep hitting; if it's not just rotate the strike."

Right then, Guyana go top of the table with that effort, and we're done here. Thanks for joining us today and keeping us engaged with your feedback. Be back here tomorrow for some more fun. Cheers!

NK Sharma: "What a way to back in the game and in winning situation, not good for JT this type of collapse.."

16.2
W
Shoaib Malik to Badree, 1 run, OUT, flicks a length ball into the gap at midwicket. Yes and no on the second. Badree is off and halfway down, and then has to make his way back, by when deep square leg has gotten around the ball and hurled a throw to the bowler's end

S Badree run out (Bishoo/Shoaib Malik) 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

16.1
1
Shoaib Malik to Thomas, 1 run, gets an inside edge through to short fine

END OF OVER:
16 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | JT: 136/9 (74 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 8.50, RRR: 18.50)

  • O Thomas1 (2b)
  • S Badree1 (2b)
  • Imran Tahir4-0-26-2
  • RR Emrit3-0-35-1
15.6
1
Imran Tahir to Thomas, 1 run, plays it late behind square on the off side
15.5
0
Imran Tahir to Thomas, no run, misses putting away a fuller offering on the pads
15.4
1
Imran Tahir to Badree, 1 run, worked to the leg side
15.3
W
Imran Tahir to Badree, OUT, gone, another one gone.. to a mindless run out. Nine down now. Badree dabs this to short third man, and Zampa for some reason thinks there's a run there. Not a chance. He's well over three-quarters the way down while Badree doesn't move. Too late to recover

A Zampa run out (Walton/Imran Tahir) 3 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Tallawahs 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16K LewisGD Phillips
2nd66LRPL TaylorGD Phillips
3rd20DA MillerGD Phillips
4th0R PowellGD Phillips
5th1AD RussellR Powell
6th26Imad WasimR Powell
7th1Imad WasimK Santokie
8th3Imad WasimA Zampa
9th1S BadreeA Zampa
10th4S BadreeO Thomas