Thursday morning brings out a crucial encounter of CPL 2018, i.e., the eliminator between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Jamaica Tallawahs. Also, on the same day, India Women will lock horns with the hosts Sri Lanka in the second ODI at Galle after thrashing the hosts by 9 wickets in the first encounter.
St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs
Third placed Jamaica Tallawah’s will lock horns with fourth placed St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Eliminator at Guyana on Thursday morning to decide their faith. The winning team will have to face the Qualifier 1’s loser to secure a place in the final while it will be the end for losing side.
After facing 47 runs defeat in the first encounter against Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots registered 7 wickets win over Tallawahs under DLS method to rest the battle with 1-1. Both the teams have locked horns twice this season and have acquired 1 win each. It will be interesting to watch who takes an edge this time.
For Patriots, Skipper Chris Gayle (40 of 24) and Rassie van der Dussen (45* of 24) were the top contributors against Jamaica Tallawahs. However, in the last match against Barbados Tridents, Fabien Allen blasted 34 ball 64 after the top order collapsed. Ben Cutting and Tabraiz Shamshi will have to lead with the ball.
For Tallawahs, Glenn Phillips (40 of 29) and Rovman Powell (84 of 40) were the top scorers against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Powell is in great touch and also scored 55* of 34 deliveries along with Ross Taylor (60* of 41) against Guyana Amazon Warriors in the last game
In bowling, Oshane Thomas and Ish Sodhi will be the most crucial.
Sri Lanka Women vs India Women
India women are on Sri Lanka tour to play 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is from September 11 – 25. The visitors registered a thumping win by 9 wickets in the first encounter and would be eyeing another win to name the series. Sri Lanka won the toss and managed 98-10 in 35.1 over in front of Manshi Joshi‘s 16-3, Poonam Yadav‘ 13-2, and Jhulan Goswami‘s 13-2. Skipper Chamari Athapaththu (33 of 93) was the top scorer for the side.
Coming to chase, Smriti Mandhana‘s unbeaten 73 off 76 deliveries and opener Punam Raut‘s 24 of 41 did the whole job. India chased down the target in 19.5 overs. Ionka Ranaweera was the lone wicket taker for Sri Lanka.
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