Lewis, O'Brien end Tallawahs unbeaten run
Posted on Jul 27 2014 | IANS
Port-of-Spain (Trinidad), July 27 : Evin Lewis's fiery half-century and Kevin O'Brien's four-wicket haul have fired Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to their fourth win and third on the trot, as they beat Jamaica Tallawahs by 13 runs.
Sent in at Queen's Park Oval Saturday, Red Steel amassed 183 for five off their 20 overs with Lewis smashing an attractive 72 from 43 deliveries, reports CMC.
O'Brien chipped in with 32, left-hander Darren Bravo got 30 while captain Dwayne Bravo scored 24.
Seamers Andre Russell (2/23) and Rusty Theron (2/34) were the most successful Tallawahs bowlers.
In reply, Jamaica were held to 170 for six from their allotted overs despite captain Chris Gayle's top score of 60 from 46 balls and Russell's whirlwind unbeaten 40 from 17 balls.
Jermaine Blackwood scored a measured 28 from 26 balls.
Medium pacer O'Brien made the difference with his spell of four for 23 from three overs, removing both Gayle and Blackwood who posted 76 for the second wicket.
The defeat ended Tallawahs' unbeaten run and sent Red Steel to the top of the standings with eight points.
Red Steel 183 for five off 20 overs (Evin Lewis 72, Kevin O'Brien 32, Darren Bravo 30, Dwayne Bravo 24; Andre Russell 2-23, Juan Theron 2/34)
Tallawahs 170 for six off 20 overs (Chris Gayle 60, Andre Russell 40 not out, Jermaine Blackwood 28; Kevin O'Brien 4/22).