Barbados win 1st match, St. Kitts & Nevis record 2nd win in a row in Hero CPL
Barbados Royals registered their first win, while St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots won their second match in a row in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Barbados Royals got onto the points table with a comfortable 15-run victory over the Jamaica Tallawahs, while St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots notched up a convincing eight-wicket over Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Barbados Royals changed their opening pair to Shai Hope and Johnson Charles, who put on 32 runs in 20 balls.
But once Hope was dismissed, Barbados were reeling at 48 for 3 and they had a slice of luck when Haider Ali dropped Glenn Phillips (56) when the latter was on 2 runs.
Phillips took advantage of the reprieve by hitting a half century (56) from 46 balls and he was assisted by Raymon Reifer in a stand of 79 as they reached 161 for five.
Tallawahs made a disappointing start, losing four wickets inside the PowerPlay.
Carlos Braithwaite and Shamarh Brooks gave them hope with a 66-run partnership but a double strike from Reifer derailed their chase.