Rabindra Dhungel, 23 august 2020. Nepali cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane has taken two wickets in Jamaica’s loss in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He took two wickets in Saturday night’s game against the Guinea Warriors.
Mujir-ur-Rehman and Carlos Braithwaite, along with Sandeep, bowled brilliantly and Andre Russell batted brilliantly, but Jamaica lost by 14 runs to Amazon Warriors. Jamaica, who were bowled out for 118, failed to meet the target despite Russell’s half-century.
Jamaica lost 7 wickets in 20 overs and managed to score only 104 runs. Russell played 37 balls and scored 52 runs with the help of 4 fours and 5 sixes but it was not enough for the victory. Similarly, captain Robman Powell scored 23 runs and Asif Ali scored 14 runs. Guyana captain Chris Green took 2 wickets for 10 runs in 3 overs with 1 maiden.
Earlier, after losing the toss at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy ground, Guyana was all out for 18 runs with five balls to spare. Opener Brandon King scored 29 runs for Guyana. Similarly, Chandra Paul Hemraj and Nicholas Puran added 21 runs each.
Mujib and Braithwaite took 3-3 wickets for Jamaica while Sandeep took 2 wickets while bowling economically. While Mujibal scored 18 runs in 4 overs, Braithwaite bowled 3.1 overs and scored 14 runs. Similarly, while bowling brilliantly in foreign leagues, Sandeep took 2 wickets for 8 runs in 4 overs. This is the most economical bowling performance Sandeep has ever played in foreign leagues.
Jamaica, who have lost for the second time in a row this season, are fifth in the table with two points from three games. Jamaica defeated St. Lucia Jukes in the first game and lost to Trincomalee Knight Riders in the second game.
Guyana, who lost the first game, has added four points from three games with its second consecutive victory and has risen to the top spot. In Saturday’s match, Jux defeated St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots by 10 runs for the second consecutive victory.