International Cricket Update: Guyana Amazon Warriors squeezed out a tight 17-run win over Saint Lucia Kings on Wednesday (September 8).
Kings were close to winning but fell short of the target despite looking consistent in the live T20 match.
Faf du Plessis cracked Imran Tahir for a six in just the second over to indicate his plans in the 152-run chase, but Gudakesh Motie tried to limit that with a wicket-maiden in the powerplay.
Warriors appeared in black waters after Tahir dismissed Andre Fletcher with a googly to conclude the powerplay before Motie beat over Samit Patel.
Nicholas Pooran posted a half-century partnership and Odean Smith registered a couple of meaty blows at the end. But it was Brandon King who made more than half of the team total, getting removed for 77 with 13 balls still left.
Match Scorecard: Guyana Amazon Warriors 151/6 in 20 overs (Brandon King 77, Nicholas Pooran 25; Wahab Riaz 2-16) defeated Saint Lucia Kings 134/6 in 20 overs (Tim David 47, Roston Chase 40; Gudakesh Motie 2-12, Odean Smith 2-12) by 17 runs.