Gayle, bowlers thwart Patriots for narrow win

Jamaica Tallawahs 153 for 7 (Gayle 51, Russell 34*, Sangakkara 26, Shamsi 2-17) beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 148 for 7 (Du Plessis 27, Thomas 25*, Williams 3-23) by five runs
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Three key wickets from fast bowler Kesrick Williams and tight bowling in the middle overs helped Jamaica Tallawahs stave off St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for a five-run win in their CPL 2016 match in Basseterre. Tallawahs were also aided by a brisk fifty from captain Chris Gayle, who struck 51 off 36 balls, to help set Patriots a target of 154.

Patriots overcame the early loss of Evin Lewis in their chase with two substantial partnerships for the second and third wickets. Faf du Plessis, who struck 27 off 29 balls, was the common factor, sharing 39 for the second wicket with Lendl Simmons and then playing a foil to Jonathan Carter in a rapid partnership of 43 that came off 28…

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